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

Running in the May Elections

Running in the May Elections Just thought my readers might like to know that I shall be standing in the Newark and Sherwood District Council elections on Thursday 2nd May for my home ward (Trent Ward). My nomination has been … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Apostasy??

Avoiding “Fusterclucks” needs a new form of politics During recent parliamentary discussions on Brexit Liberal Democrat MP, Layla Moran, raised the BBC corporate blood pressure a notch by telling a reporter that Brexit was a “Cluster Shambles”. It turns out … Continue reading

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Open letter to the Queen

Open letter to the Queen Dear Elizabeth Windsor, I have never considered myself your “subject”, so I hope you will forgive the unusual lack of protocol in addressing you this way. Nevertheless, I am moved to write to you given … Continue reading

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The curious case of the banana bees…

    As you might just gather from the title, I am back in Brazil for the Christmas and New Year season and, as I write, Summer is showing its teeth. The weather in the last week of Spring was … Continue reading

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The Treaty of London 1518

Just a quick reference to the quincentenary of the Treaty of London in 1518 during the reign of Henry Vlll. It was an early version of the European Union and I have just referred to it in a Blog Post … Continue reading

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Defusing the Environmental Logic Bomb in Brexit

Defusing the Environmental Logic Bomb in Brexit Logic Bomb – def: A logic bomb is malware that is triggered by a response to an event or when a specific date/time is reached. I recently participated in the People`s Vote march … Continue reading

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Addendum – More than Two Hours late

My first post today has already commented upon the lack of professionalism of the live stream promised on the Liberal Democrat website not appearing as a live stream at all, after a much hyped “Leader`s Speech” from Vince, so I … Continue reading

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