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The outcome of negotiations for a British exit from the European Union are not, and can not yet, be known and so the Referendum was held on an entirely false premise that we would be better off out than in.  For this reason it is logical that when the options are known we should ask […]

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I have been asked why I named this page 2020 Liberal Vision, and the answer is simple, the Liberal Democrats have a tendency to be right in our predictions of the impact of the decisions of our Government on the life of our nation.  Never was this more so than in the decision of Charles […]

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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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Politics – After the EU Referendum

by Iain Donaldson on 29 June, 2016

The oldest parliamentary democracy in the world is facing constitutional crisis and political meltdown following the EU Referendum vote, and the only solution is an immediate general election, as most MP’s have no mandate to vote in favour of Brexit and most probably don’t even want to. Most Tory candidates who became MP’s had made […]

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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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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 – 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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