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We need a General Election now

I have been in politics for more than half a century, but I cannot remember a time when our Country was in such peril. We have a government which is pursuing a reckless ideology and ignoring all the common-sense considerations … Continue reading

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‘Man up’ and put a jumper on!!

Of all the rubbish that is spoken at present by the Tory Party the worst is the idea that if we go back to the ‘good old days’ we will be fine. Who cared whether on not there was ice … Continue reading

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Liverpool needs a big plan with big ideas after a big conversation

I was quite depressed at the meeting of the Council last Wednesday. The Labour Party totally ignored the results of the flawed consultation that it had led and abolished the Elected Mayoralty, which is good, but introduced the least popular … Continue reading

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Starmer raises the white flag over Europe without a whimper

So, there we have it. Starmer gives up on Europe to follow the Tory line that we need to make Brexit work. Well, the evidence is that you cannot make it work because it is an inherently bad idea. He … Continue reading

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To keep society going we need to share the wealth of the nation more fairly

“It’s the same the whole world over, Ain’t it all a blinking shame, It’s the rich wot gets the biscuit, It’s the poor wot gets the blame” ,This song was popular in 19th century music halls, and it just shows … Continue reading

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Tiverton shows that the toxicity of 2010-2015 is gone

Well, what a night that was. No-one in their wildest dreams would have predicted a majority of that size for Richard Foord in Tiverton & Honiton. The biggest majority demolished in history. A strong MP was elected who will fight … Continue reading

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The Lib Dems are not just a Party but also a family

I have been out and about all this week doing work for some of the Party’s controlling Council Groups but also helping at the Tiverton & Honiton by-election. It was in the Tiverton HQ that the person who first recruited … Continue reading

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Did Johnson win or lose yesterday?

It’s been interesting to see that the Tory Party have come out of the No Confidence vote today as divided as they went into it. The pro-Johnson people (211) are saying it was a good win. The anti-Johnson people (148) … Continue reading

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If we abolish the monarchy, what would we replace it with?

As we celebrate our Jubilee Bank Holiday with a traditional Bank Holiday rain storm, perhaps it gives us some time to reflect on the future of the monarchy. It’s also a good time because change has to be in the … Continue reading

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What should a good council look like?

I was pleased to be asked recently by Liverpolitan, a new online news service in Liverpool, to write an article for them in response to another article about young councillors. As someone who was a young councillor but certainly isn’t … Continue reading

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