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Vince’s brave reforms: To fix our broken politics we need a fresh approach, not simply a new party

It is clear to everybody that our political system is increasingly out of step with the real world and that the status quo is failing to deliver a fair deal for millions of people. Our country is not grasping the challenges and new opportunities of today’s changing society, with too many rightly feeling let-down, unrepresented and powerless.

Despite the very obvious and formidable challenges, I was backing the formation of a new political party from outside Westminster in the hope that an alternative could turn the tide against a worsening, divisive and toxic national debate and focus instead on solving the very real problems in our communities and for our country – rather than fighting pointless internal battles, each other and Brussels. But it is in my experience over the past year, and by listening to the many people I have met on that journey, that I now believe a new party and the false promise of strong leadership just risks perpetuating the very same broken politics that we have today.

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    On summing up the failures of the Tory and Labour parties today the "I" concludes "A curse on your houses. This country and its people...
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    On the matter of settling disputes, I was disappointed to witness on television a very regrettable attitude towards a female fellow Lib Dem peer who...
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    @ Joe Bourke Stephen Lloyd's criticism of Universal Credit on homelessness illustrates Liberal Democrat difficulties. The issues should have been picked up during scrutiny of...
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    Jayne, May I add my best wishes for your continuing recovery. Regarding your, "I am amazed that so many in the poll have already felt...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 15th Nov - 11:35pm
    Good effort by Vince...... and, as per usual..... good post by Katharine..... The only spresm a dodgy mike.
  • User AvatarFiona 15th Nov - 11:12pm
    It's an interesting experiment, and I strongly suspect many of us could switch categories if we were in a slightly more or less decisive mood,...