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Opinion: Why changing leader now  WILL save the party in 2015 and beyond.

Libby - Some rghts reserved by David SpenderA debate is still raging in the party 5 weeks after  the disastrous Local, Euro and Newark byelection results which saw the party slump to 6.9% and to 2.6% at Newark. Numerous opinion polls also point to a historic disaster facing the party on May 7th 2015.

In my own local party Wakefield just this week a letter went out to party members to ask the question about Nick Clegg’s continuing leadership. Across the party it is reported that some 30 local parties have tabled …

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Opinion: Time for Lib Dems to ditch HS2 for alternative HS1 extension

P1090440With a recent COMRES poll showing 52% of the public are against the current HS2 plans and with 70 seats and 600,000 Lib Dem voters affected, I sat down one day and decided to find a better scheme. One which did unite the north of Britain to London and the South, one which didn’t cost the earth, one with a minimal human impact and one which actually linked up with HS1, Eurostar and the Channel Tunnel – none of the things HS2 can boast off, but all of which an …

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  • User AvatarKatharine Pindar 6th Aug - 11:03am
    Just one other thought, about what ordinary people may want. I see I didn't mention the NHS or schools. I think that's because we all...
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    Richard Easter "I don’t know what the solution to it all is, but the fact that significant numbers of voters still think the Tories are...
  • User AvatarKatharine Pindar 6th Aug - 10:43am
    "The fact that significant numbers of voters still think the Tories are doing a good job beggars belief". wrote Richard Easter, above, and I know...
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    Whilst one 'Party' sees their views as sacrosanct there is little chance of an alliance. The mistrust between Labour and the Liberal Democrats runs so...
  • User AvatarAlison Willott 6th Aug - 10:26am
    We too often look at housing numbers, instead of housing provision. In rural Monmouthshire, like many other places, the houses being built don't meet local...
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    @ Alex Macfie "While there is much overlap between the Lib Dems and the sensible wing of the Green Party". And is there a 'sensible...