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The social care crisis is becoming a tsunami of problems

I’ve been in the House of Commons today talking to a newly-established All-Party Group on Social Care. There can be no doubt that consistent under-funding of social care is leading us to a crisis where councils will have to turn … Continue reading

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Could or should the Lib Dems work with the Green Party?

I’ve been thinking about this for some time but my thoughts have brought to a head whilst listening to the semi-coherent ramblings of Sian Berry this morning on the Today programme. Sian is, apparently, the co-leader of the Green Party … Continue reading

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Change UK – The big question is for the Lib Dems

Like many Lib Dems I have been more than a little disappointed with Change UK. Their launch was poorly executed; their decision to fight the EU elections ill thought out; their battle bus so badly designed that even I could … Continue reading

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How will we create a radical centre Jo Swinson and Ed Davey?

So, the Lib Dems are surging. I have to say I have seen Liberal and then Lib Dem surges before! Normally we have surged and then retreated a little then surged and retreated a little. That was the pattern until … Continue reading

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Long-term change in Northern Ireland thanks to the Alliance Party

One of the stories that has been missed by most of the media is the massive change in the make up of politics in Northern Ireland caused by the surge in Alliance Party support. The Alliance Party is the sister … Continue reading

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What next for Corbyn the magic Grandpa?

Who would have thought after the 2017 General Election that just two years later the appeal of the magic Grandpa would have almost totally disappeared? The European elections were clearly a total disaster for the Tories who now have only … Continue reading

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This is Vince Cable’s Election

Yesterday we were privileged to welcome Vince Cable to Liverpool. It will be one of his last visits as Leader as he intends to step down to allow a contest for a new Leader to take place in June. Of … Continue reading

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