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Having been successful in gaining an unconditional offer from Exeter University to study Politics and International Relations (with study abroad), my son Jon will now have a vaccine jab against meningitis before he leaves for University in September. Public Health England says the jab will help protect against meningitis W in particular – a sometimes […]

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Death of George Cockman

by derekdeedman on 21 July, 2016

I was sorry to learn of the death of George Cockman at the age of only 77. He and I worked closely together on a number of local issues when he was the Independent District Councillor for Steyning and I was the Lib Dem County Councillor for Bramber Castle. I also often met him in […]

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July 20, 2016 – 12:01 am When Tim Farron first put together his Shadow Cabinet team, Nick Clegg turned down the offer of a post, judging – rightly – that it was better to give a new party leader more space to build up their own profile first. Now, however, Clegg is returning as a […]

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In an open memo to the outgoing British Prime Minister, former Canadian High Commissioner to the UK and the  EU, Jeremy Kinsman, describes in detail just how badly the Remain campaign failed. Referenda are the nuclear weapons of democracy. In parliamentary systems they are redundant. Seeking a simplistic binary yes/no answer to complex questions, they […]

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It took real political courage to defy a braying house, hungry for war. If Charles was at his best, Parliament that day was at its bullying, blinded worst Tim Farron @timfarron Wednesday 6 July 2016 There seemed to be many ghosts in the chamber yesterday – not least of the 250 Iraqis killed in the latest […]

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JUNE 27, 2016 – 8:01 PM “Lib Dems are the voice of those who see a positive future in Europe” – so writes Tm Farron for The Independent continuing his unapologetically pro-European line in the light of the referendum result: The look of wide-eyed, guilty panic in the eyes of Boris Johnson and Michael Gove on Friday morning hinted at what […]

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As part of Lib Dem Voice’s tribute to Jo Cox, they are linking with the article below in the Yorkshire Post, published last Friday. In it, Jo Cox very persuasively argues that Brexit will not solve concerns over immigration. She accepts that those concerns are genuine – sincere worries about pressures on GP surgeries or […]

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Catherine’s latest newsletter explains the benefits to the local community from the UK being in the EU. Go to the link with the Horsham & Crawley Liberal Democrats website.  

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“A senior German Minister said to me the other day “Whenever I sit down in a room to negotiate with my British colleagues in a European meeting, their first question is always the same – which way to the Exit? You Brits spend so much time trying to find the way out, that you never […]

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Why Britain is better off in the EU

by derekdeedman on 10 June, 2016

There is a positive, patriotic case to be made why Britain is better off in Europe. Together we have delivered decades of peace and prosperity and created the world’s largest ever trading area that has led to cheaper flights, lower mobile roaming charges and the opportunity to live, work and retire across the continent. Together […]

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