Reflections

Spring Conference

York, March 2017

heartfelt
the tragedy of
Brexit

ray of hope
EU Associate Citizenship
a lifeline

deep sadness
unaccompanied refugee children
unsupported

 

From Tim Farron’s final speech

being sensible
now a radical concept

We will fight every step of the way

Isolationists, Protectionists, right of Thatcher
Holding hands with Trump

moment for change, alternative vision, vehicle for change

UK perceived internationally as peaceful, fair and welcoming

Cherish our values

Love our country, don’t divide it

Open to new people, new challenges

Become the Real Opposition that wants to win Power

Welcome to the fight for the future

Will to Win

* Jane Reed is a Liberal Democrat member and activist in York

Read more by or more about .
This entry was posted in Poetry.
Advert

One Comment

  • Catherine Jane Crosland 22nd Mar '17 - 8:17am

    Jane, Lovely to see some poetry on Lib Dem Voice – there are times when a few lines of poetry can say far more than any amount of prose. Everyone will have their own individual response to Conference. My response would be different in many ways, but it is interesting to read yours, expressed so movingly – Thank you for sharing this 🙂

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarWilliam Ross 24th Jun - 5:43am
    Catherine seems to have a very selective memory. She has forgotten about Trumps incredible victory ( not that I welcomed it), the lost Italian referendum,...
  • User AvatarDavid-1 24th Jun - 3:51am
    It was exactly as a party of protest that the Party thrived. It was the effort to reject the 'protest wing' of the party and...
  • User AvatarThomas 24th Jun - 1:49am
    We must have a proper industrial policy applied specifically for North and Midlands in our next manifesto. But I would prefer developing new industries and...
  • User AvatarMichael BG 24th Jun - 1:19am
    @ Gordon I understand that MPs sometime have to come up with views relating to events. However I really hate it when the leader makes...
  • User AvatarMichael BG 24th Jun - 12:34am
    I would have preferred a better description of yourself Holly – from the USA who has lived here for 10 years and is married to...
  • User AvatarCiaran Goggins 23rd Jun - 11:59pm
    Sala'am and Eid Mubarak. Fixation with Brexit is one thing but there are other issues, police corruption being a main one. What are Liberals doing...
Sat 1st Jul 2017