Ming’s New Year resolutions

What were your New Year’s resolutions?

I’m probably one of the few people who hasn’t resolved to take more exercise!

But the New Year isn’t just about going to the gym more. After spending so much time and money on presents and celebrations at Christmas, I know many people decide the New Year is time to look beyond their friends and family to the wider community.

I can’t guarantee that being a Liberal Democrat will mean you lose weight.

But I can promise that it will make a genuine difference to the future.

We’re the only Party which is standing up against the Government’s compulsory ID card scheme: www.libdems.org.uk/noidcards

We’re the Party which first put the environment high up the agenda by making green taxes the core of our tax policy: www.greentaxswitch.com

And we’re the only Party which had the courage to oppose the Iraq war.

Perhaps these are the reasons why we start this year with 63 MPs – more than ever before.

We all know that Tony Blair will step down this year, and there’s a chance Gordon Brown will call a snap General Election. If there is, then every extra vote will mean a stronger voice for Liberal Democrat values in Parliament.

You might be one of the many people who back the Lib Dems. Perhaps you already vote for us – perhaps you already help us at election time.

Why not start your New Year as you mean to go on by joining the Liberal Democrats? In return, you get to have your say about the future of the Party – and a vote in all Party elections, for Leader, President and your local candidates.

The recommended subscription to join the Liberal Democrats is £45. Your generous support will help our election campaigns in the coming year and help build a fighting fund for the General Election.

And if that’s too much for your circumstances, the minimum subscription is just £9.

Join online or over the phone today:
www.libdems.org.uk/support/join.html?ref=esp

With many thanks for your support.

Yours sincerely

Sir Menzies Campbell
Leader, Liberal Democrats
www.mingcampbell.org.uk

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6 Comments

  • Tom Papworth 10th Jan '07 - 7:59pm

    Sir Menzies writes “Why not start your New Year as you mean to go on by joining the Liberal Democrats? In return, you get to have your say about the future of the Party – and a vote in all Party elections, for Leader, President and your local candidates.”

    Just to clarify, isn’t it now the case that new members do NOT get to vote on the selection of new candidates? Doesn’t one have to be a member for over a year to select a candidate?

  • What is going with the LDV members forum? Have been reliably informed that several members have been blocked because Rob Fenwick doesn’t not agree with what they are saying.

    Why?

  • Norman Scott 12th Jan '07 - 1:36pm

    “And we’re the only Party which had the courage to oppose the Iraq war.”

    So the Greens and Respect were in favour of it? What a pack of supine Blairites!

  • What Ming means, as NS knows full well, is that the Lib Dems were the only national political party with representation in Parliament at the time to oppose British participation in Bush’s war for oil. Blair lied through his teeth, and Howard’s Tories knew he was lying but backed him nonetheless, such is the depth of their servility to the US oil industry and military-industrial complex. What would Enoch Powell have made of it? Or George Stokes? Or Julian Amery? Or Sir Gerald Nabaro? Conservative Central Office should relocate to Grosvenor Square. All instructions direct from Washington and Rupert Murdoch’s study. Historically, it seems, Conservative politicians have been too busy carousing with gangsters, accepting money in brown envelopes, hob-nobbing with dodgy financiers, sleeping with call girls and fellating guardsmen in the Royal Parks, to bother too much about Britain’s national interest.

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