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Politics: The Battle for Britain

by Iain Donaldson on 19 April, 2017

The United Kingdom stands today at a crossroads, and it for the people to decide which path we tread. One path leads us to international isolation and the destruction of the values we have built over two centuries, the other leads us to the open, tolerant and united Britain that so many of us have […]

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I have always supported the principle of devolving power as closely to the people as possible, and never has the case for that devolution to a North West Assembly been more necessary nor more starkly illustrated than now.   There are just over 7 million people in the North West, that is nearly 11% of […]

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Politics: Dynasty

by Iain Donaldson on 11 November, 2016

The election of Donald Trump has been coming for a long time, possibly even long before Mr Trump decided to stand for president, and the simple truth is that had it not been him it would have been someone else. The simple truth is that America has for decades been run by two powerful families, […]

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Politics – There may just be a plan!

by Iain Donaldson on 4 July, 2016

“What has Europe ever done for us?” was the cry that sounded across a disgruntled and largely ignored working class Britain as it pressed the red button that had clear instructions written across it is big yellow letters “do not press under any circumstances”. The problem is that if you offer people no hope, no […]

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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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Political Perspective: Reinvigorating our railways.

by Iain Donaldson on 15 January, 2016

As once again as the old parties pit failed ideology against failed ideology debating whether our railways are best run by the state or by the private sector, there is a clear alternative Liberal case to be made. The railways are a public service and we uniquely believe that public service is at its best […]

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Political Perspective – the right to protest!

by Iain Donaldson on 23 October, 2014

I have today posted my colour to the mast by calling on Nick Clegg to explain again why he has supported and pushed through parliament illiberal legislation restricting the right to protest and introducing secret courts for civil action. Those of you who know me know that this is not the first time I have […]

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How it could have been – under Labour

by Iain Donaldson on 18 October, 2014

It’s a hot summer evening in Manchester and you are walking home along a deserted street, in a city that has fallen eerily silent. The Government’s insistence on imposing its fuel escalator has taken the cost of even public transport out of your reach as the price of bus tickets has risen at 6% above […]

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