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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 Avatarmatt (Bristol) 22nd Dec - 2:44pm
    Theakes, I think you have it with your last comment. As with Brown and the Labour party, the battle for the leadership of our party...
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    What is Alex Salmond playing at? My view is that, like him or loath him, Alex Salmond is 'playing at' being a rather successful politician....
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    Neil, it is never too late and circumstances can arise where it can arise in the most unexpected way. Problem is I suppose, who on...
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    Interesting a few people have said these proposals would increase people's control by the state. It would in fact massively reduce it by eliminating a...
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    @Hugh: "It has puzzled me why access to medical courses in the UK is so restricted. There seem to have been shortages for decades." There...
  • User AvatarBelinda Brooks-Gordo 22nd Dec - 12:32pm
    As someone who is passionate about diversity I am grateful to Caron for such a useful piece. I find Helena Morrissey's follow up on the...