Tag Archives: stephen gough

Are we seriously going to lock up the Naked Rambler for the rest of his life?

I read with despair the BBC’s report about Stephen Gough,  known as the Naked Rambler, embarking on yet another prison sentence.  He was sentenced to 11 months in Hampshire yesterday, having spent six years in prison in Scotland as well. His crime? Refusing to wear clothes in public. He’s not harming anyone. He’s just walking.

I also thought that people were remanded in custody before trial only for the most serious offences, if they were likely to jump bail or be a danger to the public.

Posted in News | Also tagged , , and | 36 Comments

Eastleigh by-election: your essential round-up of the latest campaign news (12 Feb)

Here’s a round-up of news from the past 24 hours in the Eastleigh by-election…

mike thornton eastleigh jon aylwinNick Clegg offered Lib Dem candidate Mike Thornton his full backing on a visit to Eastleigh on Monday. Here‘s the Guardian report:

“I am confident we will keep hold of this seat but not because I say so but because the people of Eastleigh are telling us that,” said Clegg. Focusing on the party’s local dominance – it is the only place in the country where every councillor at district and county level is a Liberal Democrat – he said voters would focus on its “record of action” and said the party had “to be quite clear where our differences lie”. … Speaking after meeting students at the local college, Clegg said: “Cutting council tax, promoting more apprenticeships, creating jobs, protecting green spaces – those are things that Liberal Democrats haven’t just talked about, they are things they have actually done and it’s a record of which we are tremendously proud.”

It’s not just Nick Clegg who’s been doing his Eastleigh stint, though. Pictured above (with thanks to Jon Aylwin) is North Devon MP Nick Harvey out canvassing with Mike and some of his supporters.

Want to join the hundreds of Lib Dems who are doing their bit to help get Mike elected as the next Lib Dem MP for Eastleigh on 28th February? Here’s a reminder of how YOU can make a difference:

  • Volunteer to help in Eastleigh itself
  • Make phone calls for the party if you can’t get there in person
  • Give a donation to help fund the campaign.
  • Posted in News and Parliamentary by-elections | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , and | 5 Comments
    Advert



    Recent Comments

    • User AvatarPeter Kemp 30th Jul - 8:13am
      Erdogans actions post the attempted coup are far, far from acceptable .... but i would suggest keeping dialogue open to strongly express the views that...
    • User AvatarPaul Walter 30th Jul - 8:01am
      To enter the EU, states have to pass 35 chapters of standards which define a modern progressive state and make it ready to be in...
    • User AvatarChris Key 30th Jul - 4:53am
      Thanks for all the comments. My ire is directed at the politicians who voted leave who have never made use of the opportunities I had...
    • User AvatarRightsaidfredfan 30th Jul - 2:09am
      @Caractus I didn't ever believe that turkey was weeks away from entry, more like 10 to 20 years away. But I also believed that if...
    • User AvatarPeter Watson 30th Jul - 1:14am
      @Stevan Rose "Pretty stupid and transparent tactic really which somewhat backfired." Indeed. I was also struck by the way that Bremainers slated Turkey and in...
    • User AvatarAl 30th Jul - 12:11am
      Ah, historical revisionism. "He who controls the present controls the past. He who controls the past controls the future." - George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty Four