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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 Evershed 28th Aug - 3:53pm
    The only question is whether the Conservatives can raise enough votes to come second to UKIP in Clacton.
  • User Avatarsimon 28th Aug - 3:53pm
    Listen to Carswell's speech. It is a devastating indictment of the state of British politics today. We all know it is true, you know it...
  • User AvatarRichard 28th Aug - 3:33pm
    Given that a major claim of Better Together is that voting yes will safeguard pensions it probably would not be a good idea to devolve...
  • User AvatarJoeBourke 28th Aug - 3:31pm
    The Ikhwan tribesmen of the Najdi employed much the same barbaric tactics as Daish/Isis in establishing Ibn Saud as ruler of most of the Arabian...
  • User AvatarKeith Legg 28th Aug - 3:27pm
    Let's get this straight. Firstly, even most Yes supporters of my acquaintance (except the most optimistic and fanatical) acknowledge that a No vote is still...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 28th Aug - 3:27pm
    Simon McGrath Any evidence for that ? I thought people were voting UKIP because basically they don’t like foreigners. There is plenty of evidence for...