Ed’s weekend – 16 June 2019

For Ed, the Nottingham hustings were a return to the place of his birth.

He spoke to the local newspaper.

I’ve always been very fond of Nottingham and I’m actually a Notts County supporter. It’s been a very difficult year for us but hopefully we’ll bounce back.”

He faced a challenging time aged 12 when his mother developed secondary bone cancer, and he became her carer for the next three years, before her death.

He was then brought up by his grandparents.

He added: “I was extremely fortunate to earn a scholarship to study at the Nottingham High School for 10 years, before I moved on to university.”

There’s a barrier between him and Ken Clarke, though:

“I am an admirer of Ken Clarke as a Conservative who has stood by his beliefs with Europe. Only problem is, he’s a Forest fan.”

Ed remembered Jo Cox on the third anniversary of her murder:

And he’s not impressed that some funders of the Johnson and Hunt campaigns are climate change deniers.

He spoke to the New Statesman about how he sees relationships with other parties:

“But I do feel a bit like over the Remain issue, where we proved beyond doubt that we were the leading Remain party by a long way, and we got Remain votes behind us and I would argue on climate change, we are the climate change party, and people should get behind us, because we’re likely to win many, many more seats than the Greens are. I don’t know what the Greens’ top number they can win is, but it’s a lot lower than ours. And I think we have a chance to break through, even under first-past-the-post, in areas that the Greens would struggle. So, if you think the issues out there are about Brexit and about climate change, the Liberal Democrats are the vehicle for those policy areas, and my strategic plan wouldn’t be some deal with the Greens.”

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4 Comments

  • John Marriott 17th Jun '19 - 9:07am

    Mr Clarke, of course, was also a student at Nottingham HS. So was Ed Balls. An old friend of mine, who was IC rugby at the school at the time when young Ed played for the school XV, remembers telling him that, if ever the ref asked him his name, to make sure that he began with “Edward” first!

  • Richard Underhill 17th Jun '19 - 9:19am

    Please also comment on a stationary municipal dustcart idling for an hour while residents bring garden waste. The entire system needs to run for heating for the driver.

  • ………….Depressing to read #ClimateChange deniers appear to be biggest funders of both Johnson & Hunt campaigns; yet not surprising………

    Ed, perhaps you’d like to comment on Jo Swinson getting £14,000 from a ‘fracker’ and, in 2015, voting against plans to block fracking in England?

    Luke 6:37-42 is worth a read.

  • @ John Marriott “was also a student at Nottingham HS.”………… as was D.H. Lawrence and the twenty year old Albert Ball VC., DSO and two bars, MC.

    and…. it’s possible that Lawrence was taught by the Rev. Theodore Bayley Hardy VC, DSO, MC, the most decorated non combatant in the First World War.

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