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Tuition fees, remember?

Jane Carnall / June 29, 2015 at 8:39 PM 944 views

It’s been so long. Do you remember this? On Wednesday 28th April 2010, Nick Clegg began a final push for students to vote for the LibDems. “Labour and the Conservatives have been trying to keep tuition fees out of this election…

Voting counts

Jane Carnall / June 29, 2015 at 8:38 PM 8,515 views

On 22nd May, Scotland goes to the polls: the results could change politics in Scotland forever. Scotland has six MEPs. Two SNP, two Labour, a Tory and a LibDem. UKIP are hopeful – Farage is even having a rally in Edinburgh…

UKIP weather

Jane Carnall / June 29, 2015 at 8:38 PM 1,623 views

David Silvester, elected as a Conservative councillor for Henley-on-Thames (pop. 10,000) resigned from the Tories and joined UKIP in 2013 to protest David Cameron’s support of the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act. A local paper published his letter about same-sex marriage causing…

All in this together

Jane Carnall / June 29, 2015 at 8:38 PM 1,293 views

Since 1911, Members of Parliament have been salaried employees. (Before 1911, a man who wanted to be an MP had to have an independent income – either inherited wealth or a job that they could do around Parliamentary sittings.) For…

What are the Lib Dems for?

Jane Carnall / June 29, 2015 at 8:37 PM 918 views

For about fifty years, until Nick Clegg agreed to a coalition with the Conservatives, probably most people would have agreed that LibDems or Liberals, the third party in UK politics, were “for” providing an alternative to Labour or the Conservatives:…

From the archive: Immigrants are not the problem

Jane Carnall / January 2, 2014 at 8:38 PM 1,665 views

Cheap-work conservatives don’t like human rights: for the principle of human rights, universal and indivisible, stands against the cheap-work conservative need to exploit, use, and abuse everyone less wealthy than they are or than they aspire to be. It shouldn’t surprise us that so…