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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 AvatarRoland 1st Jul - 12:20pm
    @Paul King - I fully understand where you and others are coming from on this. The problem, looking back, is that it was in the...
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    There are two kind of pressures which have been pressing the reaction to the wave of EC immigration. One is cultural (EC immigration has reached...
  • User AvatarMark Seaman 1st Jul - 11:54am
    Freedom of movement when the countries involved have very similar standards of living is not a problem. The issue is that the former Soviet Bloc...
  • User AvatarMatt (Bristol) 1st Jul - 11:39am
    Hurrah! We move onwards. Looking forward (which is tough and possibly naive) I think – and beginning to open up myself to the the possibility...
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    "The freedom to import labour at will..." Freedom of movement is *not* - at a foundational level - freedom of the corporate employer to import....
  • User AvatarAndrew Hickey 1st Jul - 11:30am
    Catherine, I agree with most of that. I'm just not a very optimistic person, though :-/