We continue to destroy our only planet, driven on by the moneymen – and women. Politicians, in awe of the economists, see growth as the answer to every question. Anyone who stops to think for a moment can see that more and more growth is not any sort of a solution to today’s problems on … Read moreGrowth won’t save the planet
Our government doesn’t need to fret over how to get out of lockdown. It just needs to look to the Australian state of Victoria. Their first criterion was to get to less than 5 new cases a day (roughly 1 per million people). That target was achieved by taking the whole situation seriously with strict … Read moreRoute out of lockdown
Mostly hidden by covid-19 and Brexit, the agriculture bill is steadily going through parliament. This bill will define the shape of farming, wildlife, water management and the quality of food we eat. It will determine whether we continue to push money to big landowners simply because they own land, or whether it is aimed at … Read moreSelling out our farmers
All major oil companies have business plans showing growth over the next 5 years. To be fair to the oil companies, with the current world economic and money models, they have no choice but to go for growth. If a climate catastrophe is to be avoided, we cannot use the oil and gas reserves we … Read moreGreen shoots on Climate Change?
The Solent is polluted and local councils have a legal obligation to improve the quality of it. The level of nitrates is one pollutant which causes an algal bloom on mud which suffocates worms and other invertebrates which are an important source of food for wildlife. The main sources of nitrates are fertiliser run off … Read moreRemove nitrates, not farmland
This response is made on behalf of communities within the jurisdiction of Fareham Borough Council and has been compiled, approved and submitted by Fareham Liberal Democrats as part of our support for local communities. In summary, we reject the rationale underlying the proposed options for Hampshire library service budget reductions. We call for a reversal … Read moreResponse to Hampshire County Council’s Library Service Consultation 2020
We don’t need to look as far as the White House to find fake news. Listening to Matt Hancock repeatedly claiming that care homes have been prioritised since the beginning of the pandemic is an example close to home. This demonstrably false claim is worse than fake news, it is an attempt to exterminate the … Read moreWhat price for honesty?
What if the people have changed their mind on Brexit? The majority of opinion polls indicate that the mood has changed in favour of remaining in the EU. But opinion polls have contributed to the mess that we are now in – remember Theresa’s 2017 snap election with the polls predicting a Brexit landslide in … Read moreHow can we agree on anything?
Most human activity is based on rules. Without rules there could be no football. Without rules on quality, standards, safety etc., there could be no trade. The EU is a group of countries that have got together and written rules that allow them to live and work together on a level playing field, so no … Read moreECJ – the European Court of Justice or the WTO?
We are part of the EU’s negotiating of trade deals so what is there not to like? The deals are negotiated with the strength of the whole EU economy behind them so they are good deals. Around 65% of our trade already goes through the EU or through good deals negotiated with the EU. If … Read moreWhy we love EU trade deals