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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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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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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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What are political parties for?

I am writing this on a train in my way to Morocco via London Gatwick where I am going to a meeting to initiate a major training programme for local government across Africa. One of the benefits of working in … Continue reading

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Is Democracy Dead or Merely Dying?

As I have gone around the World representing the UK over the past few years I have been very aware of the respect that so many people have for our institutions and particularly for the strong roots of democracy that … Continue reading

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What a load of Oblox from the Independent

For 40 years I read the Guardian. I only stopped when the vitriol generated by Polly Toynbee kept dripping onto the carpet and ruining it! I switched to the Independent which had always been my second choice for independence and … Continue reading

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