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Opinion: Cameron is wishing for an EU that already exists

The prime objective of David Cameron’s Europe speech was always to placate anti-European critics on his right flank rather than to set out a bold vision in the national interest. And in that sense, his ‘red meat’ pledge of an in/out referendum after 2015 may succeed in sating his own party’s Eurosceptic appetite, at least in the short term. But there are at least three reasons why his strategy is not only mistaken, but risks deeply damaging the national interest.

First, while the ‘repatriationist’ wing of Cameron’s own party may be satisfied with the promise of a renegotiation of as yet …

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Opinion: We must become the party of liberty

When William III arrived on these shores in November 1688, the new King proclaimed to maintain the liberties of England and vigorously defend the liberty of his subjects. In the subsequent months, Parliament adopted the Declaration of Rights – The English Bill of Rights 1689. The corner stone of our constitution, which is still in force to this day but sadly has become a forgotten relic of antiquity.

It seems that we in Britain have forgotten about our hard struggles to gain our liberty. When it comes to foreign …

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  • User AvatarMark Valladares 28th Aug - 8:09am
    @ Phil Rimmer, Curiously, it could be argued that both you and Simon are correct. Simon is right to say that the gender gap has...
  • User AvatarMark 28th Aug - 8:05am
    I agree. Nothing against those honoured but another missed opportunity to reward some fantastic women and BME LDs. A shame. Can Jo tell us what...
  • User AvatarANMAW 28th Aug - 6:47am
    Richard Stallard: I don't disagree with your point that its shocking we have eight white male middle aged MP. However sadly it's the electorate who...
  • User AvatarAlison Monk 28th Aug - 6:46am
    Whilst Jo makes a very valid point and highlights that the Libdems suffers from the same institutionalised sexism as other parties, not sure that rebalancing...
  • User AvatarJohn Tilley 28th Aug - 6:45am
    Pink News has an interesting perspective on this http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/08/27/founder-of-gay-rugby-club-heading-to-house-of-lords/ From the pictures it would seem the sooner that man gets his ermine the better, in...
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    Richard Underhill 27th Aug '15 - 12:58pm ".... one of our former MPs in London used the GLA as a stepping stone and continued to...