Monthly Archives: April 2017

Your choice – Frying pan, fire or moderation and unity.

Just look at today’s posts below and you cannot fail to recognise that the Tory government is so focused on a Brexit for which it had no plans, that it has failed to carry on with many aspects of government … Continue reading

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No online VAT fraud prosecutions despite cost to taxpayer

Online VAT fraud cost the taxpayer between £1 billion and £1.5 billion last year but not a single prosecution has taken place, according to an investigation by the National Audit Office. Susan Kramer, Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor said: “It is a … Continue reading

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Major Embarrassment for Jeremy Hunt

The chronic shortage of beds in the NHS is clearly illustrated by figures published today that show over 7,770 patients had to share rooms with the opposite sex in the year to March 2017. This is up from just 2,655 incidents … Continue reading

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Prime Minister accused of “gambling with Britain’s security”

The EU is preparing to disconnect the UK from key crime-fighting databases in the case of a disorderly hard Brexit, it was revealed today. This comes after Theresa May threatened to use security as a bargaining chip in the Brexit … Continue reading

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Tories sell off Green Investment Bank

Ed Davey, former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has accused the government of engaging in a “politically dubious” act by announcing the controversial sale of the Green Investment Bank to an Australian bank in a … Continue reading

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Home Group Withdraw from County Hall Site Application

It has today been confirmed by the County Hall Chief Executive, Steven Mason, that Home Group have withdrawn from the planning application to build new homes on the County Hall site. However, Mr Mason knows nothing about any changes regarding … Continue reading

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Letter to the Herald

The following letter was sent to the Editor of the Morpeth Herald, but not printed. The author has asked me to post it on the Liberal Democrat blog and website, and I am most grateful to him. Sir I applaud … Continue reading

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