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Our country back-peddles again – This week’s blog

Posted on: 16th September 2020

The UK covid-19 battle is characterised by NHS and public sector Lions led by Ministerial Donkeys.Government Ministers have so far protected themselves from deserved criticism with the comfort blanket of supporters who jump on critics for being “unpatriotic” at a time when “we should all stick-together”. This has permitted Ministers to maintain consistency in their […]

Politics has quickly returned to routine normality…

Posted on: 23rd January 2020

Conservative MPs again voting to reject sanctuary for child refugees. This is as unsurprising as it is disappointing. They of course routinely attempt to defend themselves by quoting the numbers of children who’ve successfully been resettled here in recent years. But this is in spite of not because of Conservative Government policy. As a Save […]

Cold comfort from Conservatives for child refugees

Posted on: 22nd January 2020

Conservative MPs have yet again today voted to refuse sanctuary for child refugees. This is as unsurprising as it is disappointing. Conservative MPs of course routinely attempt to defend themselves by quoting the numbers of children who’ve successfully been resettled here in recent years (see this tissue of astonishingly selective “evidence” from the local Tory […]

Conservatives turn back on child refugees, again.

Posted on: 11th January 2020

It’s disappointing but not surprising. Conservative MPs who were so keen to declare support for the Save the Children #StandForChildren Christmas campaign just a few weeks ago have again voted to refuse child refugees sanctuary in the UK. Last week MPs, including local the Conservative, who made much of their declaratory support for Save the Children and […]

Our Campaign Is Go!

Posted on: 6th November 2019

“For Jo Swinson to say she could do “a better job than” Boris Johnson – or Jeremy Corbyn for that matter – is setting the bar very low indeed. “This election isn’t just about our future in Europe. It’s about the shape of our country for the next generation. “The Conservatives want us to become […]

This doesn’t “Get Brexit done”?!! It’s just perpetual Brexit torment

Posted on: 18th October 2019

The new Johnson deal doesn’t “Get Brexit done”. It would merely create new problems and leave the UK in a form of perpetual torment …If you’re suffering Brexit fatigue, this route will leave the UK in a Brexit netherworld for generations. Prof Michael Dougan kindly came to Penzance for a successful and well attended public […]

Passing the exploding blame parcel

Posted on: 11th October 2019

Who will blink first in the UK/EU game of blame-avoidance? The Conservative Government or the EU? The Johnson/Cummings Government maintains its artful bluster. But their bluff has been called. Their empty promises exposed. I doubt the EU will grant Johnson the prize he craves – freedom to blame everyone but himself. So, the EU is […]

Caretaker Government must be Plan A for Opposition Parties

Posted on: 7th October 2019

History will not be kind to the collection of opposition Parties and independent MPs if they allow the Cummings/Johnson Government to continue fibbing their way to 31st October. The parliamentary maths is clear. A majority of MPs want to stop the Conservatives. A vote of no confidence followed by the creation of a caretaker Government […]

Brexit – Electors must not be ignored… All have a right to sign-off on the final deal

Posted on: 16th September 2019

The Liberal Democrats’ rational approach to Brexit is already well understood. But claiming we would unilaterally stop Brexit without reference to the people through a referendum IF WE WIN THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION is unnecessary, wrong and counterproductive. Of course I understand why Jo Swinson feels obliged to overstate her case, because the media would […]

EU leaders Merkel and Macron have called Johnson’s bluff

Posted on: 29th August 2019

EU leaders Merkel and Macron have called Johnson’s bluff. He assured them he could walk on water where Irish backstops and borders are concerned. They’ve given him 30 days to prove it. They must be laughing behind their hands. It would be entertaining if it weren’t so humiliating for the UK. For the millions who […]