Lib Dem FightBack

How Liberal Democrats can win for the 48%

July 24, 2016




We lost a vote on June 23, but we won the argument. The Leave campaign won by lying and the Remain Campaign was dominated by half-hearted Remainers like David Cameron & Jeremy Corbyn was set up for failure from the start. Add to that an electoral roll which deliberately excluded 16 & 17 Year olds, Long Term Expats and EU Citizens in a shameful betrayal of 3 groups most affected by Brexit and most in favour of Remaining. The Liberal Democrats are the party of the 48% and must work with Remainers in the Green Party and Remainer refugees from Labour and the Conservatives to take the steps to get Britain to think again about Brexit. Tim Farron is right, only a General Election will overturn the 23 June vote, but we need to remind people that the 14 million who voted to leave, are only 37% of the registered voters and 20% of the people who should have been able to vote. Millions of people didnt feel they could endorse Brexit and 13 million were opposed to it. So we should rally Parliament to block,amend and question. The Brexiteers lied and they had no plan. As the months of chaos and economic recession develop, people will question the practicality of Brexit in it's implementation. The Queues of stranded holidaymakers at Dover show how events in France can impact the UK, in or out, as do the horrific events in Nice and Munich. We are the party of Europe and the 48%, we must rally the cause. Article 50 must be blocked. We must address the real concerns over free movement but in positive engagement such as asking Government and Business what steps can be taken on implementation on discrimination, safety and employment laws to create a level playing field for all. More spending on housing, schools, doctors and hospitals will reduce the fear of immigration on these issues. Cancellation of HS2 in favour of affordable alternatives like Lib Dem member scheme  HS1A or HSUK can free up investment for housing and other transport infrastructure that actually works.


 

Immigration Good but not for all. What Business can do to stay in EU

June 12, 2016


We stand on the brink of a Brexit and the real possibility of Right Wing Coup. Ultra Conservatives like Boris Johnson, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Gove , Liam Fox and others are preparing to strike down the Prime Minister and form the kind of Blukip Coalition we were warning about in May 2015. Those seeking to Leave the European Union have failed to put forward the kind of 650 page prospectus offered by the SNP in 2014. They have lost the economic arguments in a tidal wave of economist, banker...
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#Libdemfightback in Newcastle University

January 28, 2016

Tim talks to a room of students – and energises the #LibDemFightback in Newcastle

Students at NUSU Tim Talks

Of all the drops in the Liberal Democrat vote in May, the drop in the 18-24 vote was harshest. From 30% of the total vote of this age group in 2010, our vote collapsed to just 5% in May. Hope springs eternal in Newcastle, though – and we were delighted to welcome our leader, Tim Farron, in hosting a ‘Talk to Tim’ event at the New...


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Defeating ISIS, standing by France

November 14, 2015
In the aftermath of the shocking ISIS attacks that have killed 127 people in Paris, it is now time for Britain to show a strong signal to the world, our allies France, NATO and the USA and fellow combatants against ISIS , Russia and Iran that Britain will oppose and defeat this vile mass murder and the ideology which under pins it.



Up to now we Liberal Democrats at Libdemfightback have while supporting legal Airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq , since September have  questioned the legality, utili...
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The Libdemfightback & the Moderate Majority

November 6, 2015

Following Justin Trudeau's stunning General Election in Canada in October, Liberals in Britain are taking heart that a restoration in the political fortunes for the Liberal Democrat Party is taking shape as the EU Referendum approaches in 2016. Under Tim Farron's leadership we have scored a number of Council byelection successes winning 13 seats and holding 13 seats since May. Recent victories such as Torbay, Inverness and Essex show a UK wide trend towards upsurge with some swings in excess ...
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Evidence of BBC Media Bias against Liberal Democrats ?

September 30, 2015
For many of the BBC viewers & licence fee payers watching and funding BBC Question Time : the perplexing issue of Political Bias on the Question Time Panel is becoming acute. While the Conservative Party & Labour each have a panelist each week, other political parties with millions of votes have to wait up to 8 weeks to hear their representatives, while private media commentators appear in pairs each week. The net effect is often a right wing panel. The SNP is often on panels in England where...
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Labour rejects moderation

September 14, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn's Stunning Victory in the Labour Leadership is a victory for grassroots, non-machine politics. People are crying out for authentic politics which puts people above vested interests. That is why Tim Farron won the Lib Dem leadership in July with a massive margin of support. Many of Corbyn's ideas merit cooperation : Opposition to Airstrikes, Opposition to Fracking, Opposition to HS2, for example. However most of Corbyn's Radical solutions are insane. Leaving NATO, Leaving the EU,...
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Why Lib Dems should vote against Airstrikes in Syria

September 10, 2015


Would Charles Kennedy have backed Airstrikes in Syria today? We will never know but If we are serious about defeating ISIS and creating safe conditions for Syrian refugees, then it is time for evidence based policy and some clear thinking.  Despite 6,700 US & Coalition airstrikes with $4 billion spent ISIS continues to destabilise the Middle East. Pressure will be maximum this week on Parliament after decisions by France and Australia to join Airstrikes in Syria. Yet clear analysis by milit...


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Syria: Long Term Answers – not Cameron’s Chaotic Dundering

September 7, 2015


Lets be clear, the Conservatives are desperate to use the tragic death of Syrian Kurdish Refugee Aylan Kurdi to get public approval for airstrikes in Syria against ISIS and probably the Assad Syrian Government forces too. In 2013 Lib Dems ensured that airstrikes in Syria were blocked .  Also too Cameron is refusing to give sanctuary to desperate refugees who have fled Hungary and at Calais but a tiny 4,000 per year selected by Britain from camps in Turkey.  Cameron has already allowed RAF pil...


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A visit to Calais - Migrants, HS2 & Fracking

August 19, 2015
Calais
August saw one Libdemfightback member visit Calais. Tim Farron's recent visit to Calais in July highlights the human plight of refugees, Migrants and asylum seekers who wish to risk their lives to come to help Britain and seek sanctuary from racism and violence.  

The BBC Songs of Praise visited St Michaels Migrants Church in Calais which inspired Christians and Liberals to redouble our efforts to oppose the Conservatives Xenophobic policy in Calais. These people are inspirational in the...
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