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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 AvatarPaul Walter 21st Apr - 1:58pm
    David: "Over the last few years LDV has encouraged so many people to be loyal to Nick beyond the bounds of reason..." Would that be...
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    Mark - not dead yet then....
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    I have also "sent stamps" to Adrian, btw
  • User AvatarAlex Sabine 21st Apr - 1:50pm
    PS Bill, yes there is a sizeable contingent of 2010 Lib Dem voters among the undecideds in that YouGov chart, the equivalent of about 4...
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    Glenn I don’t think we are going to agree on what is driving certain UKIP leaning voters. Though I think the ones who are pining...
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    My guess would be that this goy would complain that banking is a particular activity and while working at the bank he was not involved...
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