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Politics – reclaim our democracy!

by Iain Donaldson on 25 June, 2016

On Thursday over 17 million British People voted to leave the EU in the belief that their vote was going to restore British Democracy.  How ironic then that the first major impact of their decision was the resignation of the Prime Minister and the announcement that the British political elite of the Conservative Party (which […]

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Household food bills could be about to rise by a staggering 14% as a direct result of Britain’s decision to exit the European Union due to the predicted fall in the Pound against both the Euro and the Dollar. Britain produces around 54% of the food we consume, with a further 27% coming from the […]

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  With 48% of voters wishing to remain in the European Union, calls have already begun for a second referendum and a petition to parliament set up on the Government website has already attracted tens of thousands of signatures at the time of writing, and climbing at roughly 1000 signatures a minute, and crashing the Government […]

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Many people will by now have voted in the European Referendum basing their vote on what they know of the European Union and Britain’s relationship with it, but for those who haven’t here is my response to some of the worst of the negative campaign messages of project fear. Project Fear states that Britain is […]

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Once the EU Referendum has taken place the next big political battle in the UK will be on the future of our nuclear deterrent.   Like this EU Referendum the argument over whether Trident will be continued, mothballed or decommissioned seemed to split the country into three clear camps, with the Conservatives and Labour supporting like […]

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The latest nonsense meme being circulated by the campaign against Britain remaining in the EU relates to a recent realisation by the Swiss Government that they did not complete the paperwork 22 years ago when they decided not to join the EU.  Switzerland stopped pursuing its application in 1994 when it decided instead to go […]

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In the film Brigadoon we are told the tale of a mysterious town that vanished in the mists and reappears once every hundred years. Today we see the Labour party taking a similar approach to public campaigning on the European Referendum, as it spends more time debating the rights and wrongs of sharing platforms with […]

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Political Perspective – votein patronizin

by Iain Donaldson on 29 May, 2016

Well, this week we have seen proof positive that the Liberal Democrats have been right to run our own Remain campaign alongside the official cross-party campaign as we can distance ourselves from the latest patronizin (sic) attempt by votein to get young people to support remaining in the EU. In a publicity stunt second only […]

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Political Perspective – Creating a balanced team

by Iain Donaldson on 7 February, 2016

There are those who wrongly argue that the Two Ronnies never did political satyre or new wave comedy, but the reality is that they were the masters of the art as was demonstrated in the series of sketches ‘The Worm that Turned”.  Broadcast in 1980, just after Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first woman Prime Minister. […]

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This autumn the Liberal Democrats will elect the Federal Committees that will prepare the ground for the 2019 European Elections and the 2020 General Election. The Party is currently discussing what those committees will look like, and even what they will be, but the problem is that once again the timing is all wrong. The […]

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