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

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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My Radical reaction to Vince`s speech

  Hello I feel a blog coming on I am starting to write this blog post at around 9am on Friday 7th September because there has been a lot of publicity over the last few days that Liberal Democrat Party … Continue reading

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“It`s the Rich what gets the pleasure…”

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“It`s the Rich what gets the pleasure…”

UBI – is it a GREEN issue? UBI is usually referred to as the Universal Basic Income, but I rather like its alternative title of Unconditional Basic Income. It sounds more liberal and, indeed, actually Liberal, in the freedom it … Continue reading

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Update – Keith, a Green Liberal Democrat

Just a short post today – I thought it was about time I updated my status on the Blog. Although I happen to be in Brazil as I am writing this I am no longer really an “expat” in Brazil … Continue reading

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Brazil presidency 2018

Brazil presidency 2018 It is Election year again in Brazil this year and we have already had a Facebook promise to take down fake news pages (which prompted demonstrations outside FB offices claiming the pages were not fake!) so I … Continue reading

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Social Enterprise and the Environment

Social Enterprise and the Environment My political experience and way of thinking, developed over many years, proved very useful back in 1998, when I started up the Institute for Sustainable Development in Business. One of the things that became very … Continue reading

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Health impacts of the Climate Catastrophe

Health impacts of the Climate Catastrophe One cannot be sure, but the heatwave of 2018 in the UK may just have changed the nature of the debate about environmental politics here, not least because it has provoked a flurry of … Continue reading

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