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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 AvatarJOHN INNES 29th Apr - 7:57pm
    @John Grout. Yes, I have it marked as 09.00. That means I have to arrive on the Friday.
  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 29th Apr - 6:50pm
    I get criticised for my criticism of the BBC , and the TV licence , as having gone down the drain , on the one...
  • User AvatarMichelle Jacob 29th Apr - 6:29pm
    No, as a Liberal nation we shouldn't raise or even have an inheritance tax. https://conversableeconomist.blogspot.dk/2015/04/why-did-sweden-of-all-places-abolish.html We should instead raise real estate taxes, or bring forth...
  • User Avatarcrewegwyn 29th Apr - 5:28pm
    I might fancy standing on June 8th. Member for over a year (over 35 actually). Not gone through the approval process. Perhaps the requirement is...
  • User AvatarPhil Beesley 29th Apr - 4:20pm
    Thanks, Matthew Huntbach, for your comments about the coalition government. They are probably more eloquent than my thoughts and memories. On one point, student funding,...
  • User Avatartheakes 29th Apr - 4:06pm
    Watched BBC TV news at lunchtime, Conservative, then Labour then UKIP, then nothing. We pride ourselves on our "slick" press operation, but this scenario keeps...