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Opinion: The Lib Dems should back Lord Foster’s plans for a new Thames Airport

Imagine if the Lib Dems had been in power in the west of England in the 1830s during the construction of Brunel’s visionary Great West Rail line. 19th century equivalents of ‘Focus’ leaflets (which, on reflection, would probably have looked much the same and have been produced in much the same way) would have dropped through the letterboxes of local residents in affected towns and villages warning them of terrible noise and rural devastation from years of construction activity that would permanently scar their cherished landscape.

Or imagine Lib Dems in opposition in the 1930s, who would have campaigned against those unsightly …

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  • User AvatarStephen Hesketh 5th Mar - 7:49am
    If last night's party political broadcast was 'Open Doors, the Sequel' This must be Locked Doors, Blocked Letter Boxes, Deaf Ears: the GE Prequel. For...
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 5th Mar - 7:48am
    Scotland is different: we are still doing better where we have MPs in England and Wales. And even in Scotland, this is a one election...
  • User AvatarPaul Walter 5th Mar - 7:13am
    ....and Nick Clegg ties his scarf the same way, he just has a more expensive scarf than Willie, so it looks more elegant.
  • User AvatarPaul Walter 5th Mar - 7:11am
    I've noticed that lots of people tie their scarves like that. I have started tying my scarf like that recently. It's a very good way...
  • User AvatarCaracatus 5th Mar - 3:38am
    It takes a particular form of optimism when a poll places the Lib Dems third behind the Tories in West Aberdeenshire to say "support is...
  • User AvatarDair 5th Mar - 2:16am
    Hywel, if he has a personal vote, then his name doesn't need to be in the polling question. That's the whole point of a personal...