Author Archives: Jonathan Pile

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 AvatarLibDemer 20th Oct - 12:44am
    Great to see my county of birth getting a mention on this site.
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    The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, being Crown dependencies, have special membership status, arising from the UK's membership of the EU. Thus if...
  • User AvatarLittle Jackie Paper 19th Oct - 9:43pm
    Martin - It's been some time since I looked at this, but... As far as I know the Channel Islands are not in the EU,...
  • User AvatarLittle Jackie Paper 19th Oct - 9:35pm
    I hope and assume that KCC looked at the Norway option which would be a very sensible solution to this.
  • User AvatarGordon 19th Oct - 9:27pm
    I think this is the video referred to (with advert first). It was produced for the Tory conference. http://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/port-dover-just-trolled-tory-561681 What the video actually says about...
  • User AvatarMatt (Bristol) 19th Oct - 9:09pm
    Will Dimbleby talk over the women ... again?