Monthly Archives: July 2015

On Farron’s lurch to the left

If you read some commentators, you’d think that in less than a week of leadership, Tim Farron had virtually turned us all into revolutionary socialists. Matt Dahan wrote a story for the Independent which suggested that Nick Clegg would be “shaking his … Continue reading


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Why #IminworkJeremy matters to me

I may be in Scotland with my NHS well out of the clutches of Jeremy Hunt and the Tories, but I have been very interested in the Twitter phenomenon that has become #IminworkJeremy as NHS staff tweet pictures of themselves … Continue reading

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Should politicians be pontificating about sin at all?

On Thursday night, Tim Farron gave a barnstorming, passionate, electrifying first speech as leader of the Liberal Democrats. It was him at his best. And it no doubt terrified opponents in the Labour Party. Here was someone with energy and … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Nick Clegg’s first tv interview since the election.

Here is Nick’s first tv interview since the election: It’s worth watching the whole 20 minutes. I am firmly of the opinion that Nick Clegg is a decent human being who did his best in government to introduce practical, … Continue reading

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Report shows how extensively this country fails vulnerable children

Yesterday the UK’s Children’s Commissioners published a joint report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. It makes very grim reading. If a child is poor, bullied, suffers mental ill health, gets involved with the criminal … Continue reading

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Catherine Bearder MEP doesn’t need men telling her what issues are important

// View image | I have to say that I am incandescent with rage at a profile of the only Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder which has appeared in the New Statesman. The implied conclusion of both the journalist … Continue reading

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