Category Archives: Elections

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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Channeling the anger part 2

Channeling the anger part 2 Since writing my post about channeling MY anger, it has become apparent that the Federal Conference Committee (FCC) of the Liberal Democrats has angered a whole other group of people (to which I also belong!) … Continue reading

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Poking a Hornets` nest…

Well, well, well.  I appear to have stirred up something of a hornets nest in my modest political world. Following on the heels of a successful conference to celebrate 30 years of the Green Liberal Democrat pressure group within the … Continue reading

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Liberal Democracy – which way forward?

Liberal Democracy – which way forward? Becoming Radical It has become clear in the last 24 hours that my hobby horse suggesting Tim Farron should stay as leader has been hobbled by the jockey declaring he was “at peace” with … Continue reading

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June Election 2017 – whither now?

June Election 2017 – whither now? I had a proxy vote for the June Election because I returned to Brazil for my 70th birthday party (some of you may have seen the pictures from that very enjoyable day) so I … Continue reading

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Survival – Climate Change, Nuclear Power and other “stuff”

Back in the Fold #6 Survival – Climate Change, Nuclear Power and other “stuff” I just published one blog today so I was not anticipating writing any more so soon,but a headline on a news article caught my attention and … Continue reading

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I should be gardening – Brazilian Conspiracy and British Politics

I should be gardening – BUT … I should be gardening today (started writing this on Thursday!) after yesterday’s rain and today`s early morning sunshine … but … conspiracy is afoot. Or, at least, some of the conspiracy that has … Continue reading

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Time and tide

Time and tide To paraphrase someone famous – “there is a time and tide in the affairs of men and women…” – mmm could it have been Shakespeare? Anyway, I believe that time is now and the tide has just … Continue reading

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Returning to the Fold #5 – rediscovering the pleasures of canvassing!

Returning to the Fold #5 – rediscovering the pleasures of canvassing! If you have been following the posts you will know I have become immersed in the Gorton by-election having re-joined the Lib-Dem Party a little while ago. So, of … Continue reading

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Personal Experience – say NO to coalition with Mrs May

Personal Experience – say NO to coalition with Mrs May As a prodigal son, returning to the Liberal Democratic Party after 20 years, may I be permitted a brief piece of advice from personal experience. I stood, and came second … Continue reading

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