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Archive for the ‘Young People’ Category

Four council by-elections this cold week, all in southern England. They come with the neat simplicity of one defence each for Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats and Ukip. A neat simplicity of results too: all won by the Liberal Democrats in the party’s best council by-election night for a long time. Britain Elects@britainelects Westway (Tandridge) result: LDEM: […]

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Dear Derek, Today’s Budget saw the UK slip from the top of the growth league to deep into the relegation zone. Each person in Britain is set to be £687 worse off per year compared to forecasts before the election. And as living standards are squeezed, the Government is setting aside £3.7bn to cover the cost […]

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Action on Steyning bypass footpath overgrowth

by derekdeedman on 23 August, 2017

Following contact with Bramber Parish Councillor Di Goodall, this matter was taken up with County Highways by Bramber Parish Council. As result Highways have taken photos & passed this onto the routine maintenance team to arrange cutting back etc as required .  

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Six tests on Brexit Labour have already failed

by derekdeedman on 28 March, 2017

By Liberal Democrats Mar 27, 2017 2:03 The Liberal Democrats have highlighted six tests that the Labour party have already failed on Brexit, in response to Keir Starmer’s speech today. These include failing to oppose the Government’s hard Brexit plans, stand up for Britain’s membership of the Single Market or give the British people the […]

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Lib Dem Conference MARCH 19, 2017 – 12:45 PM Where will liberal pro-Europeans, a group that includes people, even MPs, from across Labour, Conservative, Green, Lib Dem and no party, end up at the next general election? Will they be split ineffectually across many parties, will they coalesce around a new party or will the […]

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Tim Farron Lib Dem leader and MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale CHRISTOPHER FURLONG VIA GETTY IMAGES This country’s housing market has long been broken, but it’s now spiralling out of control. Average house prices are almost seven times people’s incomes, and in places like London up to 12 times higher. Over 1.6million people are on […]

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By Caron Lindsay | Wed 7th September 2016 – 7:11 pm Theresa May has not even been Prime Minister for two months. However, she is already displaying a complacency in power that is quite chilling. At only her second Prime Minister’s Questions, she had this to say to Jeremy Corbyn: What we do know is […]

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The Liberal Democrat Plan for Britain in Europe

by derekdeedman on 7 September, 2016

By Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats believe that the British people should have their say on the final Brexit deal in a referendum. Voting for a departure is not the same as voting for a destination. British people have a right to have their say on whether the deal they are […]

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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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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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