Friday, 7 October 2016

Support on Mumsnet

An interesting thread in the Mumsnet Am I being Unreasonable? forum:

...To Join The Liberal Democrats

Some interesting (and encouraging) responses.

I was at a professional conference yesterday and was talking to someone who offered up that having voted Tory in 2015 (and Labour in the past) he would now vote LibDem as "they were the only ones talking sense".

Straws in the wind...

Thursday, 23 June 2016

What Tim Farron should say on Friday

If Remain win:

Can we please now do Europe properly in this country, it’s been embarrassing for decades!

He should call for UKIP MEPs to step aside or sign a pledge to actually work for British interests instead of seliing us out by not doing their job.

Call on the media and the BBC in particular to actually cover the EU parliament as a matter of course

Call for some kind of EU transparency bill which means that the UK politicians and representatives should explain better what they are doing on our behalf in Europe on a regular basis.

Yes we should make the call for UK voting reform but will anyone listen and I think we need to be punchy if anything we say is heard at all.

If Leave wins:

Meh, don’t care, will be drinking….

Friday, 13 May 2016

Unpublished (unsurprisingly!) letter to the Evening Standard

Your editorial yesterday on the mayoral election said "This paper has done its best to be even-handed".

In this same eve of poll edition, Zac Goldsmith for the Conservatives had a big positive front-page headline (shouting out from your sandwich boards across London), the main article on page 1, most of page 2 and a double-page spread on pages 4 and 5.

Sadiq Khan had a small article on page 6. (The Greens and Womens' Equality Party had later small articles, UKIP was mentioned in a process story and the LibDems had nothing at all).

I humbly suggest your words and actions don't match.