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Libby Local, Episode 12: “Vox Pops”

“No I won’t vote for you,” the man growled as he began to shut the door in my face.

“Why…” I began to say.

“In a word,” he snarled, “Jewellery Tax.”

And the door was slammed shut. I was rather glad.

It was the last doorstep of the day and overall it had been a good afternoon. I’d met a lot of retired people, mothers at home for half-term and home workers. And a good number had pledged their votes.

The evening was spent with Melissa putting my Focus newsletter together. It was rather fun. I’d gathered a fair few vox …

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Libby Local, Episode 11: “Door knocking”

“It’s lovely to see a face on the door step.”

The genial middle-aged woman had invited me out of the bitter cold into her hall after I had explained that I was standing for in the May elections.

“And it’s lovely to see someone under fifty in politics,” she added.

It took me a little time to extract myself from her house, but I walked away with a promise of her vote and completed survey form. I felt distinctly cheerful, which was quite a turnaround as the day had not started well.

After a hectic morning trying to catch up …

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Opinion: ‘l’iberalism and ‘L’iberalism

Rumours in the Telegraph this weekend of a rebrand, a name change, a leadership challenge? Notwithstanding the dubious origins of a story attempting to rub salt on wounds open since 1988 I mulled over the possibilities. Having debunked 2 assertions in the article I didn’t even bother to consider the prospect of a leadership challenge.

Would we ditch the freedom bird for scales of justice? Considering the People’s Justice Party and more recently the Jury Team used scales, I should hope not.

And renaming the party to include the word “social”? Some members in my local party born after …

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  • User AvatarDavid Pollard 21st Sep - 10:48am
    Nick Clegg has form on Pledges! He must be very clear that this pledge has to be honoured, else Carlisle and Berwick had better close...
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    @Simon McGrath - Why would you want to offer the Tories virtual hegemony over England for evermore? With nothing in return? The Leadership of the...
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    Alastair Darling has made it quite clear this morning that if any of the Union parties welch on their pledge to the Scots they will...
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    @Simon: Of course, EVEM is fundamental, not only to the further devolution, but even to the devolution to date, and we must commit the LDs...
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    "when Cameron had just had almost half of Scots who voted tell him they wanted out of the Union, his main message in response was...
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    As over one week has passed since 2014-09-13… for transparency sake please publish the results of this probable contrary survey and be damned! Thank you...