Lib Dem FightBack

Tom Brake's Liberal Tie Revolution

June 29, 2017
Yesterday Tory Brexiteer rebuked Lib Dem MP Tom Brake for not wearing a Tie in the Commons, and breaching parliamentary rules. It has it appears allowed Speaker Bercow to amend the rules to allow a Liberalisation in dress code. We think that this Liberal Revolution sparked by Tom Brake should not stop here. We urge Tom to consider making the Liberal Democrat Leadership choice - a democratic election rather than a coronation. We need a Leader who will stand for Liberal principles - especially Free Movement of people, EU Citizens Rights, and especially oppose Brexit as a point of principle.

 

Why it is time for Liberal Democrats to argue again for the Euro

June 21, 2017

The moment that the European Economic Community decided to form the European Monetary System in 1979, Liberals were advocating it was in our national interest to join. but Labour Chancellor Denis Healey kept Britain out. As this evolved into the Exchange Rate Mechanism with tighter variability we continued to advocate joining. Finally in 1990, John Major as Conservative Chancellor took us in but a disasterously high rate against the Deutsche Mark  of 2.95 at the worst point in our economic cy...
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The Defenestration of Tim

June 15, 2017
Tim Farron's shock resignation yesterday was an unacceptable event in our party's history. After a long and gruelling campaign it is understandable when faced with the resignation of Brian Paddick and a lobby of individuals demanding his resignation, he being an honest and honourable person had had enough. 
The pretext of his Christianity and his handling of intrusive media questions over LGBT issues was the expression of unhappiness with Tim from a number of LGBT Liberal Democrats who never l...
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Election Outcome : Brexit is dying

June 13, 2017
What an election for Liberal Democrats, a squeeze in Lib Dem votes with millions of our supporters deciding the vote tactically to stop the expected Conservative landslide & back Labour to block a Hard Brexit. It worked, and unexpectedly a hung parliament resulted. While it cannot be denied, that we have not yet reconnected to disaffected 2010 voters, the Libdemfightback has seen a stealth destruction of Theresa May's mandate and authority. Despite the attempt of the Dead Woman walking to for...
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18% at Local Elections - Voter Fightback but seats count

May 6, 2017
Lib Dems have topped 18% across the UK in the 2017 Local Elections, yet instead of the projected 100 gains made by some pundits, we lost seats. However this 7% swing from 2015 represents a steady fightback which will pick up key seats in Remain areas but faces a tough time from the Conservative/UKIP combination in traditional leave areas. The Tories have adopted a programme which bears striking similarity to the BNP Manifesto of 2005.


We face the most important General Election in our history ...
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The Turning of the Tide

March 16, 2017
Yesterday's general election in the Netherlands shows that Liberalism is slowly turning the tide in the battle with the dark sinister global forces behind the right wing xenophobic populist surge which culminated with Brexit and the near fascist Donald Trump. Today Liberals like Justin Trudeau set an example in Canada which has now been joined by Holland. Meanwhile in Britain, Conservative plans are in disarray, with a huge u-turn on the White Van Man tax broken pledge (NIC) creating an open ...
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Why HS2's current plans are rubbish :Yorkshire needs its own HS3

March 9, 2017

Last week saw Liberal Democrats in Yorkshire attending a conference organised by Liberal Democrats which showcased ideas from Yorkshire Liberal Democrat members to challenge the proposed route and scheme for the HS2 Eastern Leg from Birmingham to Leeds.

While our party has been the first to push a viable High Speed scheme linking Scotland and England, the North and London and extending the existing High Speed link to Europe namely High Speed One, the current plans do none of these things. In ...


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Nick Clegg is partly right to back a Sheffield City HS2 Station

September 6, 2016
Nick Clegg MP has written in support of the July 7 Recommendation of the Higgins Report to move the HS2 Station in Sheffield from Meadowhall to Sheffield City Centre. Clearly train connections work better linking City Centres together with existing rail connections. Sheffield residents have seen Sheffield council spent £190,000 to lobby for a move from Meadowhall. This new recommendation delivers a substandard HS2 service to Sheffield. Only 2 trains an hour to London, make this a branch line...
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£90 Billion High Speed Disaster Looms for Yorkshire & UK

August 15, 2016


One of the Principal failings of Liberal Democrat involvement in the Coalition Government of 2010-2015 was the the failure of community minded Liberal Democrats to stand up for the 500,000 people in Rural,Suburban and Urban communities who had been our key supporters in the proposals for a High Speed Rail System. Instead of listening to Rail Industry voices like Rail Engineers HSUK & many others including our own HS1A who had taken a systemic,ecological and community minded approach to how to...
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Why Liberal Democrats in Yorkshire should oppose current HS2 plans

July 24, 2016
Fellow Liberal Democrats ! 

We have made considerable progress in reconnecting with our historic voters & especially those who voted for the Party in 2010 and rightly abandoned us after. But not enough. We have a special connection with the 48% of voters who voted to stay in the EU.But there is still an invisible barrier of trust which is holding the party making the kind of breakthrough we saw in 2005 and in 1983. One word Trust. 

There is a feeling amongst the wider electorate that Liberals w...
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