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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 AvatarCaracatus 23rd Oct - 11:56am
    Donnachadh McCarthy had and has integrity and believes what he says and acts accordingly - some people in the party were very uncomfortable with that....
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    "So let’s have the vote. If it goes ‘in’, as I think it would, then a large part of the reason for UKIP’s existence disappears"...
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    Yes it is a good idea. The Lib Dems have supported a referendum on the EU since 1992 and the Maastricht Treaty - until Nick...
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    John The money comes from financial institutions, who lend it to the government (that is, they buy interest-bearing bonds, which is how governments usually borrow)....
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    I am thoroughly biased since Donnachadh was my ward colleague on Southwark Council and has been one of my dearest friends for twenty years ....
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    Roland "I’m not aware of any here commenter arguing that immigrants haven’t been good for Britain" You haven't been reading the comments by simon or...