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  • Tim Farron: Theresa May is putting views of hardline Brexiteers first
    Embed from Getty Images Commenting on Theresa May’s first European Council summit, where her short statement on Brexit was reportedly met with silence from other EU leaders, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said: Given the haphazard way May is dealing with Brexit in her own cabinet, it’s not surprising she is struggling to convince other […]
  • The American people will not take kindly to being kept “in suspense” by Donald Trump
    Embed from Getty Images Hillary Clinton has apparently had “psychology experts” advising her on how, among other things, to “needle” Donald Trump in the Presidential debates. Those experts deserve a medal for services to the USA. Clinton’s debate strategy has been a masterclass which will be written about for decades. Those experts have helped smoke […]
  • Sal Brinton congratulates Labour’s Tracy Brabin on being elected in Jo Cox’s old seat
    Embed from Getty Images There was another parliamentary by-election last night. Batley and Spen in Yorkshire was contested to elect an MP to replace Jo Cox, who was murdered going about her MP’s duties in June this year. The Liberal Democrats, UKIP and the Conservatives did not fight the by-election, as a mark of respect […]
  • Remembering Aberfan – ‘a generation wiped out’
    Embed from Getty Images At this moment fifty years ago, disaster hit a mining village in Gwent, Wales, as the BBC remembers: It took just five minutes for the coal tip above Aberfan to slide down the mountain and engulf a farm, several houses and a school. Pupils at Pantglas Junior School were just beginning […]
  • Witney: great result – thanks team!
    Well, that was a great result at Witney. Congratulations to Liz Leffman who was an astonishingly brilliant candidate. This was the biggest swing from the Conservatives to the Lib Dems since the Winchester by-election in 1997. We moved from 4th to 2nd. In 2015 the Guardian described the 25,155 Tory majority at Witney as “ultra […]

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