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Local liberal heroes: Duwayne Brooks

A while back, I penned a series of posts profiling forgotten liberal heroes (to which a couple of other people also kindly contributed), looking at some of those who achieved great things for liberalism in their time but have been unjustly forgotten – such as Margaret Wintringham, the very first female Liberal MP.

There is also another group of people who I think are often unjustly obscure – those local campaigners who are often at the heart of their local community and local party, delivering liberalism and helping others, but as their stage is a local one they are often unacknowledged

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NHS reforms will be altered significantly and in a Lib Dem direction – Paul Burstow

The NHS Bill will be substantially changed – that was the message from Liberal Democrat MP and Health Minister Paul Burstow at Lewisham Liberal Democrats on Friday night. It won’t just be changed, he said, it will be changed in a distinctively Liberal Democrat direction.

At the heart of the likely changes is the role of Monitor, the proposals for which Paul bluntly said were got wrong first time round. Though he was careful not to directly criticise Andrew Lansley, he did say that the original proposals for Monitor were to adopt the model of regulator used with privatised utilities and …

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  • User AvatarBarry Lofty 21st Jan - 1:39pm
    I think the IMF also said any growth would be very modest, accelerate sounds a little exaggerated, but with honest Boris and his team in...
  • User AvatarPaul Holmes 21st Jan - 1:20pm
    Comments seem to be missing one of the key features of Paul Walter's article, namely the hyper ventilating at 'rich people', new Parties, transient media...
  • User AvatarGeoff Reid 21st Jan - 1:20pm
    There are, of course, other things you can do with a brown paper bag, as airline passengers know well enough. Some of us had similar...
  • User AvatarKen Munn 21st Jan - 12:55pm
    Paul, you start a hare running, but then you abandon it! To me it seems evident that: 1) There is room for a centre party...
  • User Avatarpeter 21st Jan - 12:53pm
    I see that the IMF two year forecast is predicting that the UK economy will accelerate this year and next, outpacing the Eurozone. I'm sure...
  • User AvatarPaul Barker 21st Jan - 12:38pm
    I certainly got very excited about the possibility of a repeat of The Alliance (not the Merger which was a disaster). We will never know...