Author Archives: Greg Webb

Challenging this Conservative-led narrative on the economy

 

  • Building the green economy to take Britain forwards sustainably.
  • Improved support for victims of domestic abuse.
  • Better access to vocational and further education.
  • Providing sanctuary and support to those fleeing conflict and drought.

We can (I suspect mostly) agree that these are good aims for us as a party, and that Lib Dems back in government would work hard to deliver on them. But they all cost money.

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East Midlands Regional Conference Report: useful training, policy debates, Presidential hustings and inspiring speeches

I’d thought about going to Liberal Democrat conferences before, but always ended up doing something else on the day. But this time, the East Midlands Regional Conference, which took place on Saturday, was on a date I could do. It seemed worth trying it at least once!

It’s difficult to know quite what to expect when attending an event as a first timer, or whether it’s typical, but the Conference definitely had a significant amount on and a healthy turnout. We opened with training sessions on canvassing, fundraising and being a returning officer, with good content from experienced speakers and useful discussion among the group.

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  • Caroline
    Thank you for highlighting this Colin, Brits overseas are huge in number (5 million) and from experience they are overseas for many reasons and from many wal...
  • Nonconformistradical
    @David Evans "but presumably most of them are getting by OK or they would have come back" That presupposes they can afford to come back. Many retired to overs...
  • David Evans
    In response to Colin's Response 1) Yes not *all* Brits overseas are ‘rather well off’. But a large proportion of them are. 2) As you say there are "hal...
  • Nonconformistradical
    And apart from the overseas retirees with frozen pensions there may be quite a number of overseas residents distinctly cheesed off over Brexit....
  • Brad Barrows
    Unfortunately not as balanced a perspective as we have come to expect. No mention that the disbanding of the Warsaw Pact led to NATO deciding to expand its memb...