Category Archives: Politics

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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Sorry Vince but I’m no moderate

Vince Cable was right to challenge us with a consultation about how we work and organise and we should consider all his views seriously. Over the past 24 hours I have looked with interest both at what Vince has had … Continue reading

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If I ruled the World!!

If you ask me why I carry on fighting after 51 years in politics and 36 as a councillor its for these muck-tubs. I want a  good future for my children, grandchildren and for yours One of the problems with … Continue reading

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Note to Party Leaders – Politics is damn hard work

The issue of Brexit has hugely energised our Party but we have  not converted enough of that energy into the political campaigning that will lead to power locally and nationally All three of the main political Parties seem to be … Continue reading

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Faith and Politics. Oil and water?

They say that fools rush in where angels fear to tread so class me as a fool for at least the rest of this blog!! I have been deeply troubled for some years by the way that faith is increasingly … Continue reading

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Its not the politicians and Bureaucrats of Brussels I fear but the ones in London!

In some ways the picture above says it all. In London there is an elite, a ruling class, which manipulates the whole Country for its own advantage. I know this in two ways but let me deal with Brexit as … Continue reading

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We must break the Power of Whitehall and Westmonster.

The people who prattle in this building and work in the Ministries that surround it control too much of our lives. Liverpool and the other major cities of England will never flourish until we break the power of Whitehall and … Continue reading

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Women in Prison – Government gets it right

Styal Prison and remand Centre which replaced the notorious ‘grisly’ Risley and provides greater support for women offenders to help prevent re-offending It’s not often that I approve of what this Government is doing these days as it bashes and … Continue reading

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Let the teachers teach and the pupils learn!

Classrooms like this should be places where young people (and the not so young) acquire a thirst for knowledge rather than understanding the techniques to pass exams. At our recent Spring Conference, the Liberal Democrats passed what I believe to … Continue reading

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