Author Archives: Garth Shephard

Opinion from an activist: What is happening now is just not good enough

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Billy Joel once wrote:

You’re not the only one who’s made mistakes
But they’re the only thing that you can truly call your own

This implies two things. Firstly, that you recognise a mistake when it happens. Secondly, you learn how not to make the same mistake again.

The Liberal Democrat leadership shows little realisation of step one and no recognition that step two might be helpful.

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Brexit Break-up

Liberal Democrat opinion seems to be moving towards an expectation that sometime in 2018, the Brexit process will collapse. They argue that the government is divided and their negotiations are seen as chaotic. Some suggest that Tory divisions will bring the PM down and are likely lead to a general election.

We should remember that this is the same party which ran us out of town in 2015. This is the party with more financial backing than we could dream of. Most of all, Tory MPs do not want to lose their …

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  • User Avatarkevin bennett 18th Jan - 9:54am
    @david raw you misquoted me. you lied. you accused me of writing something that everyone can see i did not write. I dont care wot...
  • User Avatarexpats 18th Jan - 9:54am
    The 'real' reason the election was lost was by agreeing to it in the first place...Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon both wanted it; Johnson out...
  • User AvatarSusan Smart 18th Jan - 9:35am
    4 women and 1 man competing for the leadership of a party? Is this an attempt to match the Labour Party? ...and probably, like the...
  • User AvatarTom Harney 18th Jan - 9:35am
    People have different approaches to life. I believe that the meanings of words are socially negotiated. The concept of an absolute meaning which we can...
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    Good.
  • User AvatarDenis Loretto 18th Jan - 9:30am
    Unquestionably major errors were made in the Lib Dem campaign but I think there is a more fundamental underlying point. We (and I include here...