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  • ed
    Article: Jan 4, 2020

    I've made a New Year's Resolution.


    I want to show my community better than ever what liberalism means in action.
    So I'll be working harder than ever in my constituency advice surgeries, helping local people with their financial problems, with their housing issues and working with local people to strengthen our communities, that we're privileged to serve.If that sounds like old-fashioned, grassroots, community politics, you're hearing me.

  • Article: Dec 19, 2019

    If anybody was in any doubt what a majority Boris Johnson government will mean, then yesterday's Queen's Speech must surely have dispelled their illusions.

    As the Guardian reports, https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/19/queens-speech-nhs-funding-and-terrorist-sentencing-at-centre-of-plans the new Brexit Bill has stripped out protections for workers' rights, watered down a commitment to take unaccompanied refugee children from Europe, and removed parliament's say on the future relationship. It also inserted a ban on the government extending the Brexit transition period beyond the end of 2020.

  • Article: Dec 17, 2019

    After a disappointing election result it is tempting to turn your back on political argument. To find something else to worry about. Why it is important to `continue to fight for priorities that matter to you was well illustrated this morning by a report from HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) Full report is here https://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmcpsi/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/12/Rape-inspection-2019-1.pdf

  • Article: Dec 13, 2019

    There was no getting away from it. Last night was not a good time to be a Liberal Democrat. Losing our leader and one seat was bad enough. Giving Boris free reign on Brexit is even worse. As a fervent believer in the European project a bit of me died last night

    Here in South Suffolk we had the following result

  • sb
    Article: Dec 10, 2019

    The film of our Prime Minister refusing to look at the picture of a four year child with suspected pneumonia laying on the floor waiting for a hospital bed has understandably got a lot of media coverage given what it says about his understanding of the experiences of public services for most of the British people