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

Heatwave at the political crossroads…!

Political crossroads By Keith Melton, Vice Chair – Campaigns – GLD We are at a political crossroads – the like of which I have not seen in all of my lifetime. We have a new Prime Minister who is a … Continue reading

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Primaries revisited – Lib Dem and Green Party (updated 6th July, from 8th June)

Liberal Democrat/Green Party primaries by Keith Melton – Green Lib Dem Vice Chair (Campaigns) Flying a Kite Like many Lib Dems around the country I was busy fighting elections in May, both local and European. Then I got caught up … Continue reading

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Setting GREEN Priorities

Setting Priorities “May you live in interesting times” is said to be an ancient Chinese curse. For various reasons it seems to be a self-evident truth that we ARE living in interesting times. Just summing things up in a series … Continue reading

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Time to choose

Time to choose The Green Liberal Democrat Conference and Hustings were held in Nottingham yesterday. It had been one of those days that you can scarcely see beyond. It has loomed large on my horizon for several months and, of … Continue reading

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GLD conference and hustings – 2019

Time to choose The Green Liberal Democrat Conference and Hustings were held in Nottingham yesterday. It had been one of those days that you can scarcely see beyond. It has loomed large on my horizon for several months and, of … Continue reading

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Liberal Democrat/Green Party primaries

Flying a Kite OK – It has been a while since my last Blog post. I have been busy fighting elections, both local and European as well as organising the next Green Liberal Democrat summer conference in Nottingham for 15th … Continue reading

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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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