I wonder if this guy would fancy a quick tour of Salford one day?what are they saying,Never in the fields of British Politics has so much been owed by so many to so few, it’s mainly quoted by Labour activist about the Liberal Democrat cabinet
Danny Alexander has just started his speech. Now. He started with a tribute to his grandfather, who is in the audience and who has been a Liberal since 1936. But then he had a couple of rocky moments. He told a rather lame ‘it’s all Balls” joke about Labour (which was very funny when Michael Heseltine first tried it in the 1990s, but which made us groan in the press room). And then, when he talked about Gordon Brown’s “unsustainable spending”, someone shouted “rubbish”.
One man i have never met but god imagine what it must be like to be a Lapdog to the Tories? must be a prerequisite to Joining the Party these days.
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Today i wrote over something that i felt could be a possibility within opposition politics,locally for many years we have seen the ridiculous charade played out each May where opposition parties place candidates into seats that in reality they have little chance of winning. I my self lost out many years ago to Labour i was beaten by very few votes and those where taken by a group which at the time had no base or chance of victory.You don’t have to prostitute your principles to see a realistic chance for a Labour seat can be lost by the placement of paper candidates,you may share little values with other opposition groups but some form of common sense could change the Political Map as we see it today. If we carry on the strangle hold of Labour Councillors many who toe the line week in and week out will carry on without regard.If in May the Opposition Groups are wiped out of Salford then i pity the electorate because then Cllr Merry will continue unabated ,cuts will arrive without any one to question there merit,and waste will prevail.Cllr Merry scoffed this morning over pacts with the BNP i found that remark un called for and i felt i understood him better obviously not.
“Lib Dem lawyers: cuts will leave legal system “skeleton and third rate”10:49am Sat September
Facing a raft of party conference motions criticising coalition policies, further embarrassment was heaped on Nick Clegg today as a group of Liberal Democrat lawyers broke ranks to slam cuts to Legal Aid.
The blow comes as The Guardian reveals that the Conservative minister piloting the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill is likely to profit personally from the legislation.
In an open letter published below, the chair of the Liberal Democrat Lawyers Association, top QC Alistair Webster, attacks sweeping changes which remove Legal Aid from areas of real need and scraps the right to choose your own lawyer.
“The Legal Aid provisions of the Bill currently before Parliament ignore every aspect of the Party’s policy. For all those who voted for the policy, this is completely unacceptable and must be fought, both in the autumn Party Conference and in Parliament.”
“If the true aim is to leave a skeleton and third rate public legal system, the government should make that clear and we can judge it accordingly … I, for one, do not wish to be ashamed of the Party which I have supported since its foundation. This Bill is dire.”………………………………….”
Read more: http://ilegal.org.uk/index.cgi?board=reformnews&action=display&thread=3736&page=1#ixzz1YClbg0Mj