Author Archives: Keith Melton - Green Lib Dem

About Keith Melton - Green Lib Dem

Retired English liberal environmentalist living in Nottinghamshire; spent six years in Brazil. Author of Historical Novel - Captain Cobbler: the Lincolnshire Uprising 1536. Active member of the Green Liberal Democrats - (pressure group in Liberal Democrats) - was Founding Chair of GLD in 1988

A Brazilian Funeral…

ZeZé `s funeral Funerals – and especially funerals in Brazil have had a passing mention before in my blog, but we have had a funeral closer to home this last week. Fatima`s mum, who was 84, died early on Thursday … Continue reading

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Once upon a time in a land as dark as night…

Once upon a time in a land as dark as night… Maybe you have heard of Marielle Franco, assassinated in March of 2018 in Rio de Janeiro? Marielle Francisco da Silva, was born in July 1979, the same year I … Continue reading

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Green Resolutions for the New Year and New Decade

Green Resolution As an antidote to my, perhaps rather downbeat, posting yesterday, I thought I would write a more optimistic upbeat post today. It is about setting “Green” resolutions for the New Year (New Decade, even!) – so you can … Continue reading

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View from my hammock…

You may guess from the title that I am in Brazil again at the moment!? And you would be correct! As I may have said already in a recent blog post, we had booked to come for a seasonal visit … Continue reading

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Let`s not RUSH the Leadership Election!

Ed Davey – Interim leader for how long? My view on this is that we should not rush into an early leadership election for the Liberal Democrats for a number of good reasons… A Bruising Election First, we have been … Continue reading

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Reviewing the Election

So, I am back in Brazil for Fatima`s family Xmas (we had our trip booked before they announced the General election date) That meant I was hearing the election results from several thousand miles away – and that does give … Continue reading

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Europe, Energy, Transport and the Environment (& our internal Party elections)

Europe, Energy and the Environment (& our Party Elections!) I think I have mentioned, recently, my status as an English Rugby fan and the crisis of conscience that caused me to sell back my hard-won tickets for the matches in … Continue reading

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