Author Archives: Matt Wood

Opinion: Don’t reform the House of Lords; scrap it

After the humiliating defeat of the AV referendum, a system to which no party aspired to before the General Election, and the disastrous rout of elected Lib Dems in Scotland and England, serious questions must be asked about the future direction of the party and its place in the coalition government.

In order to reclaim the trust of the British electorate, we need to be bold and radical, and we must speak up for the aspirations of the British people, particularly the disillusioned young; the Facebook generation, who are the future of our democracy. Despite Nick Clegg’s promise of a ‘New …

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Opinion: ‘Dirty tricks’ politics is destroying British democracy

Politics should be about constructive debate and people working together to find solutions to common problems like global warming, the economy, social cohesion and public health. Most people get involved in politics for the right reasons, primarily because they want to change the world or help their local community.

However, if you read the Sunday newspapers, it would appear that all politicians do these days is fiddle their expenses and think of new ways to smear their opponents. The resignation of Damian McBride following his alleged plans to smear to Tories, is just the latest in a long line of …

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  • User AvatarJenny Barnes 20th Oct - 10:34am
    The trouble with trying to combine economic and social liberalism is that market centred economic liberalism works best in a society populated entirely by sociopaths...
  • User AvatarPaul Fox 20th Oct - 10:26am
    Tim, I don't support this narrative either. However it is time to 'wake up and smell the coffee'. This is where the party is and...
  • User AvatarTim13 20th Oct - 10:07am
    And Richard, I have sat in a bar or two on holiday on the Costa del Sol, surrounded by these ... people. The selfish apology...
  • User AvatarRichard 20th Oct - 9:27am
    Should we necessarily expect rationality from the electorate. At the general election I was impressed by the number of rather elderly voters I encountered who...
  • User AvatarRichard Dean 20th Oct - 9:20am
    The comments by Barroso suggest to me that there is confusion in the Commission too. Think of two types of EU immigrant 1. an immigrant...
  • User AvatarTim13 20th Oct - 9:17am
    Paul Fox What some of us here say, Change the Narrative. Just because that has been the leadership position for 4 years should not mean...