Category Archives: Politics

You Politicians – You’re all at it!!

For the second time the Guardian and investigative newspapers across the World have brought into the public view a huge treasure trove of documents, the Pandora Papers, which relate to the way that the wealthy conceal their wealth from us … Continue reading

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Corbyn will never be Prime Minister

Over the past few weeks I have seen a torrent of half-witted abuse being thrown at the Lib Dems and MPs who have defected to us. “Good riddance”, “You’re Tory-lite”, “You’ll take anyone”. These are the ones that are fit … Continue reading

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The surge to the Lib Dems grows apace

I’ve been out this morning with a team door knocking in my own Church Ward in Liverpool. Obviously, it’s a ward I know well having been re-elected here earlier this month with 60% of the vote. I have lived in … Continue reading

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Can a political party be a movement?

On Saturday we held a debate about the development of a new supporter’s scheme for people who support our ideals but for a variety of reasons feel unable to join a political Party. We agreed to have a supporter’s scheme. … Continue reading

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Anti-Semitism is Racism

I have real difficulty understanding what goes through the mind of some people in the Labour Party when they approach the subject of anti-Semitism. To me it’s incredibly simple. Anti-Semitism is racism. Let me try another Country. If I started … Continue reading

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If Labour splits what do the Lib Dems do?

So, some Labour MPs are rumoured to be preparing to leave their Party post Brexit debate. There are talks of 6 heavily involved and perhaps 20 in total. From my own observations I think that is highly credible but not … Continue reading

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A Beacon of Hope for the World from America

Let’s face it everyone, 2018 was not a good year for liberals in politics globally. In a year that saw the right-wing advance in Europe and South America and a particularly vicious strain of racism hit the United Kingdom. For … Continue reading

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Paddy Ashdown – A personal tribute

Last night the death of Paddy Ashdown hit me quite hard. Perhaps it was the realisation that at the age of almost 66 I am only 12 years his junior. But actually, it was because even now, Paddy was one … Continue reading

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A Farcical Meeting but with largely the right outcomes

At yesterday’s Council meeting we had a mixture of anger, dissembling and just misleading statements from the Mayor of Liverpool but eventually he revealed that he agreed with the Lib Dems on two crucial issues Where should I start with … Continue reading

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What is a political Party?

Yesterday 700,000 people marched through London demanding a second vote. Lib Dems were at the heart of that protest and at the heart of a wider liberal movement. We now need to show that there are other major issues as … Continue reading

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