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Author Archives: Keith Sunderland

General Election

16 new members in the local party since the announcement of the General Election. We now have a chance for all those who want to avoid a hard brexit to show our feelings. Exciting times.

Thoughts about Brexit

Interesting Thoughts about Brexit “This is an historic moment from which there can be no turning back.” If the second part of the PM’s sentence had been true, there would have been no need to state it. Therefore it isn’t. Revocation of Article 50 by a British Government would be the ultimate vote of confidence in the EU. […]

County Manifesto 2017

CONSERVATIVES ARE TAKING WEST SUSSEX FOR GRANTED The Conservatives have run West Sussex for years, but more and more people are now questioning whether they really put local people first. You don’t have to look very far to see just how the Tories are getting more and more out of touch with local people. Whether […]

Budget Speech 2017

Mr Mayor, Colleagues, Members of the Public, As we have heard – the Council, underpinned by the work of the officers, – has much to be congratulated upon- keeping up with the digital world and hopefully leading the way to engage and promote independence for the majority. The new, innovative approach of using specific platforms and partnership working and the […]

So we hadn’t lost sovereignity

The paper released today shows up the lie from the leave side. It appears that we had not lost sovereignty but it just felt like it! 2.1 The sovereignty of Parliament is a fundamental principle of the UK constitution. Whilst Parliament has remained sovereign throughout our membership of the EU, it has not always felt […]

Thoughts on Liberalism

John Stuart Mill would be spinning in his grave. British liberalism — of which he was the intellectual godfather — has been extolled around the world for generations as the font of fair play, political stability and individual rights. Yet now, all of a sudden, liberalism is blamed for the rise of Donald Trump, Marine […]

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Tremendous By-Election Win

The by-election in Richmond, resulting in a massive 23000 majority being overturned by the LibDems, has made the whole country sit up. Both Sarah Olney and Zac Goldsmith where against the Heathrow expansion but he had voted for Brexit in the referendum. The LibDems fought for the right of the people to make their views […]

Challenge your MP and Cllrs. to improve our Education Provision

As Liberals, we welcome the U-turn by the government to drop forced academisation for every school. There are still many shortcomings of this government and their way of thinking to challenge – loss of qualified teachers, reduction in School and College funding, loss of parent governors and lack of school places for starters. To find […]

Who cares?

I just had a call from a family who are due to be evicted in 8 days time. They are a working family and the wife is pregnant with their fourth child. It is simply because the landlord wants their flat back not because they have done anything wrong. What puzzles me is why I […]