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  • Ed Davey MP (Graham Neale)
    Article: Jun 19, 2020

    Virus Pandemic blocks out the biggest Global battle of them all - Climate Change

    Every week that passes we are told about another 'world beating' Boris response to the global pandemic with the Prime Minister 'back in control'.. proud of his Covid-19 response on testing targets and lab capacity, sourcing and availability of protective clothing, shielding care homes, recording and registering deaths in care, fines for breaking social distancing applied/retracted or not, a track and trace App, English school opening, visitor quarantine and the highest Covid rated mortality rates in Europe. This pandemic has shown that science and politics are not easy bedfellows when it comes to getting to the truth especially when the Government exploits experts as political cover. Headlines are the tools of this PM's trade, planning and strategy are definitely not. As long as each element translates into two words of no more than two syllables it will be 'oven ready' for the front pages of the Tory press without any fear that readers will wish to dig deeper.

  • Layla Moran's Twitter avatar
    Article: Jun 19, 2020

    This is the headline in the Guardian on 18th June. Their headline led into a review of a new document edited by Layla Moran called Build Back Better. Over 40 contributors were asked to consider progressive policy ideas for Britain after coronavirus, and whether the changed political and economic circumstances require new Lib Dem policies, or whether they reinforce and highlight the case for our existing proposals. Decide for yourself if these proposals meet the new challenges we face by downloading the document here

  • HoC
    Article: Jun 18, 2020

    Find more about Matt Hancock and his financial links to the horse racing industry plus: LibDem's £150bn green recovery plan to get past Covid-19 with a brand new start. Just visit our Facebook pages West Suffolk LibDems VHQ and https://www.facebook.com/WestSuffolkLibDems/notifications/

  • Wendy Chamberlain MP
    Article: Jun 16, 2020

    LibDem MP for NE Fife, Wendy Chamberlain, revealed the shocking truth last week in Parliament: not all votes are equal. She went on to demand the Government deal urgently with the inequality. Wendy is the Liberal Demcrat spokesperson for Political and Constitutional Reform, Scotland, Wales and Norhtern Ireland and International Development. Full report from the Electoral Reform Society here:

  • Article: Jun 15, 2020

    Using the Rainbow as the 'New Pattern for Politics'

    Charles Muggleston writes: The Unity of Spirit at Harvest House

    Would that it could help 'Politics' move forward more positively in general as well - would that we could eventually see out of the tragic mess of this Corona Crisis 'Politics' duly reformed out of its selfishness / mess using the Rainbow as the 'New Pattern for Politics'.

  • Oliver Holmes in town centre
    Article: Jun 14, 2020
    By Oliver Holmes

    Most shops selling non-essential items in Ipswich plan to re-open tomorrow and retailers have spent many days preparing new layouts to comply with social distancing regulations. Ipswich Borough Council, together with Ipswich Central and Ipswich Vision, have also worked hard to make sure shoppers can access shops while still staying safe. Streets have been closed to traffic and pavements marked. IBC toilet blocks are being opened but many shop cloakrooms will remain shut. Parking will be free at the Crown Car Park.

  • Tim Farron
    Article: Jun 12, 2020

    Tim Farron, LibDem MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale and spokesperson for Food and Rural Affairs, spoke to the i's Jane Merrick yesterday. He initiated a Freedom of Information Request that showed how little had been spent on the campaign to recruit essential seasonal workers to support the farming industry. The The Liberal Democrats, claim the low spending showed that Boris Johnson is not doing enough to prevent food shortages in the wake of the pandemic.

  • anti-racism
    Article: Jun 10, 2020

    Carlford Division Conservative County Councillor Robin Vickery resigns from Suffolk County and Ipswich Borough Council

    640 complaints received by Councils against Robin Vickery after he shared racist posts on Facebook page

    As reported in the Ipswich Star and local and national media, Robin Vickery has resigned from both Suffolk and Ipswich councils after over 600 complaints were received against him for sharing racist posts on his Facebook page. He also resigned his Conservative Party membership before he was subject to an investigation into the racist posts.

  • Schools ()
    Article: Jun 9, 2020

    Plans for all primary school years in England to return before the end of term dropped by the government.

    Children's commissioner: reports secondary schools may not open past September is "deeply worrying" and says look at Wales

    According to the www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-52969679 scepticism by parents and opposition from school unions and local authorities, wary of the health and safety difficulties for both staff and pupils in England's ageing and cramped classrooms has effectively ended the Government's plan to get all primary pupils in school before the summer break.

  • Cllr Inga Lockington
    Article: Jun 7, 2020
    By Oliver Holmes

    Cllr. Inga Lockington Leader of the Lib Dem Group at the Borough Council attended the Black Lives Matter event in Christchurch Park yesterday together with Cllr.Tim Lockington. Cllr. Lockington said: "We felt it was important to be there to show our strong support for fellow citizens and to hear first-hand accounts from those whose experience has been that some lives have appeared to matter more than others in this country. It is unacceptable that skin colour should limit life opportunities and civil experience, including in such matters as health, educational and career opportunities, and through the disproportionate use of stop and search powers."