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I became a Lib Dem member this weekend – Why?

 

Social media is awash with similar responses to this weekend’s tragedy:

“At an awful, heartbreaking time like this, while we pray for Paris, it is important that we ”

Fair enough. Shock focuses the mind, and compassion demands action.

Unfortunately, we live in times where liberalism is no longer so mainstream.

What we may have shrugged off before as mild, parochial xenophobia, is turning nasty. Mr Cameron will accept less Syrian refugees in five years than Germany accepted in a week. Those of us who sympathise with all victims of IS, find this totally unacceptable.

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  • User Avatarn hunter 17th Feb - 11:18pm
    Marc Poll. Yes I don't know how to communicate sometimes. I have been a clerk (pen pusher!),care worker,voluntary youth worker and a postie and joined...
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    Addendum - the last paragraph above includes the statement, that 'by November 2017 there were one million claimants for housing benefit', which should have included...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 17th Feb - 10:38pm
    @ Nigel Jones. Great to hear you place such emphasis on inequality, Nigel. I hope you can link up with Katharine Pindar and Michael Berwick...
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    On providing more housing, it does seem that reforming the 1961 Land Compensation Act is key for us, according to Vince Cable last year and...
  • User AvatarPaul Walter 17th Feb - 10:26pm
    Chris The article from Mark Pack (linked above) linked to all the details on how to be nominated: https://www.libdems.org.uk/posts-for-election-2020 You basically had to fill out...
  • User AvatarPaul Walter 17th Feb - 10:11pm
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