Category Archives: Politics

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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Set the Teachers Free – A radical Policy for Education

We need to release the expertise and dedication of our teachers to allow them to link up with the enthusiasm and joy of our children and create an education system not a learning system Our education service is poor value, … Continue reading

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Hatton; General Strikes and Momentum – Labour commit political suicide!

This poll of polls of all major polls conducted since the General Election show that Labour has no breakthrough position. This was shown best in this May’s local elections where Labour did okay in existing seats but badly in the … Continue reading

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The Lib Dems can heal Britain’s economic divide – Vince Cable’s guest blog

Our bold proposals would raise £15bn per year from the UK’s wealthiest citizens, which we would use to revive public services and create a citizens’ wealth fund Much of the anger in today’s politics stems from an ongoing stagnation in … Continue reading

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