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  • aasq
    Article: Aug 3, 2021

    We covered yesterday the superficial nature of the government response to addressing key issues of crime

    Its not just us that thinks so

    James Timpson the boss of the high street shoe repair firm Timpson - which had a turnover of £209.3m last year - insists he is the "most commercially minded person you will ever meet", but that employing ex-offenders makes good business sense because "the people we recruit from from jails are so bloody good".

  • nnu3 (By Notwist - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7814745)
    Article: Aug 2, 2021

    We have regularly complained that the government loves making announcements without any real substance.

    A week or so after his widely derided and vacuous speech saying nothing credible about how the levelling up agenda would actually be delivered ( see No substance again (Babergh South Suffolk Liberal Democrats) (southsuffolklibdems.org.uk)) he was at it again last week , this time making a speech on crime. Traditionally this is an area that the Tories have seen as their own, they claim to be the party of law and order but recently doubts have arisen about their commitment in this area

  • Dave Busby (BDC)
    Article: Aug 1, 2021

    Liberal Democrat Councillor Dave Busby has been turning his mind to some of the changes in the way we lead our lives post covid. Most importantly he wants to hear your ideas about the changes needed. Here are some of his early thoughts with an opportunity to contact him with your ideas

    As we hopefully come out of CoVid restrictions will you be reverting back to life as was or have you moved to a new 'normal'. Working from home, shopping on line, avoiding public transport, visiting smaller towns & villages, making more use of outside space for exercise and socialising and becoming more I.T. savvy. These all have a significant impact on service providers especially local government and its planning team.

  • Snake charmer
    Article: Jul 31, 2021

    Historically the Liberal Democrats have struggled financially ae we are not supported by corporates or the trades unions who fund our main competitors. Generally we rely upon many small individual donations. The notable exception was at the last general election when we received a big jump in donations. Our strong stance against Brexit encouraged those businesses and individuals who saw great costs to them from leaving he EU to make donations to allow us to make the argument.

  • 99ga
    Article: Jul 30, 2021

    Good news on two fronts

    Starting relatively locally in

    Gaywood South, Norfolk

    LibDem: 39.3% (+28.0)

    Labour: 34.0% (-1.6)

    Tory: 22.9% (-25.3)

    Ind: 2.1% (+2.1)

    UKIP: 1.7% (-3.2)

    LibDem GAIN

    Then up in Yorkshire

    Knaresborough Scriven Park (Harrogate),

    LDEM: 56.6% (+19.6)

    CON: 34.3% (-4.2)

    LAB: 8.1% (-16.4)

    UKIP: 1.0% (+1.0)