Theresa May's speech today was a mixture of vacuous soundbites and ominous indicators of the direction of travel. Shorn of the window-dressing, it is clear that she leads a government of the Hard Brexit. She concluded with a nauseous section suggesting that the country is "coming together" after June's referendum. As one wag put it on Twitter, that is like setting a fire, burning the house down and expecting those who queried what you were doing to "come together" in the rebuilding project. More seriously, by opting for a Hard Brexit, exiting the single market (ironically, an achievement of Margaret ...

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ALDC and the Welsh party have teamed up to offer a series of training events in Wales over the next two months. These are free to attend and respond to training requests raised in the Welsh party's recent local party survey. The first event is in Cardigan on the 28th January followed by Cardiff on [...]

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has today branded proposals to fund one week of free travel for ScotRail season ticket holders out of the fund designed to pay for service improvements as "scandalous and fraudulent". At this morning's Rural Economy and Connectivity committee, Phil Verster, the Managing Director of ScotRail Alliance revealed ... Continue reading Rumbles Outraged by 'Scandalous and Fraudulent' ScotRail Fund Raid

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My week began with a Citizenship Ceremony held in the Mayor's Parlour at Southport Town Hall. I am a great fan of this relatively recent introduction which marks the awarding of British Citizenship with a dignified ceremony. These events clearly lay out what it is to be a British Citizen and, for the individuals concerned, mark the culmination of what may have been a long and exacting process. This week we welcomed two new citizens; Priya Sugadhamma and Mohammad Mahmud Hasan Sarker. They were accompanied by their family and friends. Both have been settled in the UK and I am ...

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Wed 18th
11:55

A new propaganda

Very nearly every political movement since the late 18th century has its roots in the enlightenment, from American constitutionalism to the rational imperialism of Napoleon. It is hard to overstate its influence on every strand of modern political thought, from conservatism to socialism to liberalism. All built on this revelation: that facts matter more than faith, and reason is greater than fear. The fascism of Italy, that spread like wildfire across Europe and then the rest of the world, was not built on the foundations of the enlightenment. It was instead a rejection of the values espoused by it, a ...

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Wed 18th
11:52

Tories in "La La Land."

I don't actually know much about La La Land but I do know a great deal about Gilbert and Sullivan operas. In The Mikado the Lord High Executioner, Koko,explains away the fact that he has not actually executed the tenor lead, Nanki-Poo, as follows: It's like this:When Your Majesty says, 'Let a thing be done' it's as good as done - practically it is done - because Your Majesty's will is law. Your Majesty says, 'Kill a gentleman' and a gentleman is told off to be killed. Consequently the gentleman is as good as dead - practically he is dead ...

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Tim Farron wrote a long response to Theresa May's speech yesterday for the Guardian. Here are some of the highlights; The new Ukip leader, Paul Nuttall, himself commented that May's words could have come straight from a Ukip party conference speech. Farage and Nuttall might like to convince themselves that the referendum was an endorsement of their nationalist, populist politics, but that is an injustice to most of the British people who voted leave. Pursuing Ukip's warped vision will not only have severe consequences on our economy, it will also severely damage our standing in the world. A reckless exit ...

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Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson, Cllr Carolyn Caddick, has today said that significant investment in education and skills is the key to reducing unemployment and growing the economy as new figures show Scotland has continued to slip behind the rest of the UK on both unemployment and employment. GDP figures, also released today, show the ... Continue reading Caddick: 'Education Key to Strong Economy'

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This is a reminder that the call for evidence for the Alderdice Review is still open. The independent inquiry, currently being led by Lord Alderdice, is an examination into the processes and culture within the party, with a specific emphasis on race and ethnicity. Below are some of the key questions and issues the inquiry is investigating: 1. Are there barriers to participation for BAME members? If so, what and where are they? 2. Do barriers differ in different parts of the party? 3. How effective are existing mechanisms/procedures in addressing the issue? 4. Does the Party do enough to ...

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Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP spoke out yesterday against short-term prison sentences after new statistics revealed short-term sentences of up to 3 months made up 30% of custodial sentences in 2015-16. Statistics released by the Scottish Government also show an increase in domestic abuse and sexual crimes of 44% and 53% respectively since ... Continue reading McArthur: Short Sentences Show Reform is Essential

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Paddy Ashdown set out his view of Theresa May's Brexit speech in a typically blistering article in the Independent: Nobody voted, he says, for the Britain the Tories have planned, as revealed by Phlilip Hammond over the weekend: Last weekend in Germany, Chancellor Philip Hammond blurted out the truth about the course May has chosen. Retain the closest economic links with the EU, he said, and Britain will remain a broadly European-style nation. If we cast off all our European moorings and head for the open sea, we risk having to turn ourselves into a low-tax, no-regulation, cheap-labour equivalent of ...

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Wed 18th
08:30

One World Centre event

Please join the One World Centre on Monday 23rd January 2017 to hear renowned author Colm Regan's presentation: Food is Power. It takes place at the University of Dundee, Dalhousie Building Room 1F01, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

Sorry to write about what is essentially the exact same topic two days in a row, but two factors play into me doing this. One, I'm in Italy this week, interviewing people for several projects I have on the go, thus I'm away from Westminster at present and two, the totally bizarre statement given by Kier Starmer in response to Theresa May's Brexit plan speech needs go be called out. I suppose a third factor is that Starmer's Bizzaro World response has got very little attention in the press (or not much I can see clearly while dashing about in ...

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Enhancing the EU's Engagement With Separatist Territories Interesting as ever from @Tom_deWaal. (tags: georgia Armenia Azerbaijan moldova eu ) May's 12-point shopping list Euractiv's analysis. (tags: eu brexit ) A full English Brexit is on the menu Brilliant Spectator analysis. (tags: eu brexit ukpolitics ) The problem with the English: England doesn't want to be just another member of a team Polemic on difference between English and British. (tags: ukpolitics brexit eu )

We brought you Tim Farron's response to Theresa May's announcement that Britain is seeking reckless isolation, but what have other Liberal Democrats been saying about it. Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder: This government's pursuit of a hard Brexit and pulling Britain out of the Single Market will mean losing so much more than just free trading arrangements. Theresa May's hard Brexit will strip future generations of the life-changing opportunities to travel, work and study across Europe. Millions who voted both Remain and Leave on 23rd June don't endorse this extreme version of Brexit. It must be the people who have ...

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He is only due to be inaugurated on Friday but already Donald Trump looks set to ditch his main campaign pitch, the many things he promised to do on day one. As the Independent says, Trump made many promises for his first day in office, from saying he would deport two million undocumented migrants in his "first hour" to claiming he would start building a wall along the border between Mexico and the US immediately, his first day was set to be action-packed. However, now the President-elect has announced that he will not start attending to presidential duties until two ...

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An interesting interview with Nick Clegg appears on the Huffington Post. Watch the video clips here to find out his views on Russia, the dynamics of President Trump and what he refers to as "Brexit by Daily Mail." He also outlines what he would have brought to the Remain campaign and is pretty caustic about George Osborne and David Cameron. The answer to the question in the headline is Michael Gove, most recently pictured doing a very obsequious thumbs up next to Donald Trump. Listen to find out what else Nick thinks the two have in common. And, of course, ...

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Nick Clegg has been reselected by his local constituency party in the event of a snap general election. Asked today by Huffington Post whether he would stand against for Parliament if the next general election is not until 2020 he said: I genuinely haven't made up my mind yet. More from the interview over on Huffington Post.

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It's official: it's a hard Brexit. We're not just exiting the EU, confirmed Theresa May today, we're also exiting the single market and probably the customs union also. Now, I'm a Remainer and last year's 23rd June result left me pretty numbed. Not because I'm emotionally attached to the EU — I've long counted myself a liberal Eurosceptic who's actually pretty embarrassed by the way too many Lib Dems fetishise the EU — but because Vote Leave owed its majority to naked xenophobia. We don't know exactly how many of the 52% belong to the send-the-bloody-foreigners-back-home brigade. But I'm pretty ...

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Thanks to Open Culture for posting this extraordinary and unexpected film: During World War II, Walt Disney entered into a contract with the US government to develop 32 animated shorts. Nearly bankrupted by Fantasia (1940), Disney needed to refill its coffers, and making American propaganda films didn't seem like a bad way to do it. On numerous occasions, Donald Duck was called upon to deliver moral messages to domestic audiences (see The Spirit of '43 and Der Fuehrer's Face). But that wasn't the case with Education for Death: The Making of Nazi, a film shown in U.S. movie theaters in ...

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When Paul Nuttall was elected leader of Ukip the commentators told us Labour should be afraid. Nuttall came from the North, therefore he would appeal to Labour voters in the North. That was, of course, nonsense. It was like saying the Conservatives should be afraid of Jeremy Corbyn because he came from the South and would therefore appeal to Southern Conservative voters. What it revealed was that, to too many commentators, the North of England is a homogeneous and unknown region stretching from somewhere just beyond Toddington Services to the Scottish Border. It is populated, they imagine, by men with ...

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When I was a councillor we voted each year on the charges for collecting commercial refuse. Inevitably, one of the older Tories or Independents would get up to say how unfair it was that businesses had to pay for collection twice. They had to pay business rates and then pay the council's charges. This objection was always brushed aside. Councils just didn't work like that and, besides, we needed the money. But at the back of my mind was an sense of disquiet. Didn't the old councillor have a point? If businesses had paid their local taxes, shouldn't local government ...

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[IMG: Theresa May] 12 points later and nobody is any clearer on what the Conservatives or Labour want from Brexit. The only thing we know is that we will be pulled out of the Single Market, putting the economy at huge risk. As Liberal Democrats, we are the only party with a credible plan for Britain. Let's make [...]

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All Souls pantomimes are a Southport institution. All institutions need to adapt to survive and All Souls did that gloriously with their Sleeping Beauty show this year. There was an exciting and innovative use of high quality video not just in the opening sequence but throughout the show that added to the production. Nothing was lost from the traditional format we had all the usual gender bending devices; a script writing Dame, a principal boy, a precious item the audience have to guard ( a dragon slaying sword) and masses of audience participation- oh yes we did. The jokes were ...

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Second frame of third page: (a bird steals a biscuit from Jeremiah's bag) I asked a friend some time back which Flemish comic series he would recommend, and without too much hesitation he name Jeremiah, an extended story about the odyssey of Jeremiah and his buddy Kurdy through a post-apocalyptic America. So I got this volume, whose title translates as "The Rifle in the Water" and then lost it for several years, finding it only the other day in a big household cleanup. I have to say I wasn't hugely impressed. Jeremiah and Kurdy encounter an extended family in the ...

Tue 17th
17:33

Draft Social Care Motion

[IMG: The LGA Lib Dems support Liberal Democrat council groups across England & Wales] This council notes: with anger the lack of any extra funding for social care in the Local Government Finance Settlement as announced in December 2016; that by bringing forward council tax raising powers in the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement, the Government has simply shifted the burden of tackling a national crisis onto councils and [...]

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Tue 17th
16:44

A Tale of Two Speeches

I've listened to two speeches in the last 24 hours. One motivated me to redouble my efforts to support a cause I've long supported. The other left me depressed and worried about the future direction of our country. It was a rather dry lecture from a philosopher that gave me hope. It was the Prime Minister who gave me cause for worry. Prof AC Grayling told an audience in Bristol that Brexit was a national emergency to which we should respond with all forms of peaceful resistance. Theresa May set out her Brexit plan and it's much harder to bear ...

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We live in a 7 day a week society/economy these days and I often wonder if there is not more traffic on our roads on a Sunday than any other day. But this is not really a posting about the rights and wrongs about Sunday trading. I'm an atheist so the religious angles are not an issue for me but I am also a trade unionist and I really do fear the exploitation of workers and a breakdown of family life. However, I will leave those aspects to one side for now. No, the reason for this posting is associated ...

Posted by Cllr. Tony Robertson on Sefton Focus | Mute

[IMG: candidates-photos-04-11-034] It was Jim's funeral today and it was nice to see so many folks turning out to pay their respects to a chap who had dedicated much of his life to the Maghull and wider Sefton Borough community. Both the current Mayors of Sefton and Maghull were there as well as 2 former Sefton Mayors and 4 former Maghull Mayors, so Jim was getting a great send off. Here are a few photos about Jim's work on the council. The first photo is of the 1984 opening ceremony of Maghull Town Hall and Jim is 3rd from the ...

Posted by Cllr. Tony Robertson on Sefton Focus | Mute

Merseyside Police: Meols Ward January - March Newsletter covering Crossens, Churchtown & Marshside.

Posted by John Dodd on Meols Lib Dems | Mute

The British people have voted. It was close however the message was clear - 'we want our country back, we want to control our borders, we will be better off outside the EU'. I found out about the result on sunny morning in Rome where I was attending an interesting meeting of people who are involved in public and civic life. As you can imagine, I was inundated with questions from people from Italy, Spain, Argentina, Slovenia or even South Korea. As an EU migrant, someone who doesn't hold the British citizenship, I have been part of the referendum debate ...

Posted by Michal Siewniak on Liberal Democrat Voice | Mute

The ALDE Group is surprised by the letter and press release sent by Mr Gianni Pittella accusing its leader Guy Verhofstadt not to have taken their proposals seriously. ALDE spokesman Jeroen Reijnen: "In election campaigns people get excited. But it would be wise if Mr. Pittella sticks to the facts." "First of all, he never ... Continue reading ALDE Tell Pittella: 'Stick to the Facts'

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Commenting after the Prime Minister's speech on Brexit, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said: "This afternoons speech has confirmed that the Conservatives are hell bent on a hard Brexit regardless of what the impact will be on millions of people through higher prices and greater instability. "Withdrawing from the Single Market and the ... Continue reading Rennie Aghast at 'Democratic Stitch Up'

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Reacting to Theresa May's Brexit speech, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said: Theresa May is leading the UK towards a hard Brexit that was never on the ballot paper. This is a theft of democracy, a presumption that the 51.9% of people who voted to leave meant the most extreme version of Brexit available. The BBC reports further remarks from Tim: Lib Dem leader Tim Farron says Mrs May has adopted "Nigel Farage's Brexit plan" which is bad news for the UK, accusing the prime minister of "waving the white flag across the white cliffs of Dover" regarding single market ...

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The Scottish Liberal Democrats today said the SNP Government's decision to abandon more ambitious housing policies has contributed to a rise in the number of children in temporary accommodation, after new figures showed a 17% year-on-year increase. Scottish Liberal Democrat housing spokesperson Caron Lindsay commented: "The rising number of children living in temporary accommodation is a ... Continue reading Lindsay Slams SNP Over Housing Policy

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This weekend the Federal Board met for the first time. It was great to have such a mix of new talent and experience to drive the party forward. You may have noticed during the elections to Party committees late last year that there would be a second round of elections to some of our more specialised party committees, not least the Federal People Development Committee and the Federal Finance and Resources Committee. While all members are invited to seek nominations to these committees (and a variety of other individual posts - see here for details), due to the specialised nature ...

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Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said that the latest A&E waiting times are "simply horrendous" after they recorded the worst performance since March 2015. In the week ending 8th January, performance against A&E target was at 87.9% with over 3,000 patients waiting more than 4 hours to be seen. 454 patients ... Continue reading Cole-Hamilton Slams 'Horrendous' A & E Waiting Times

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Major catastrophes often arise out the disproportionately small. The First World War arose from a conflict between a second-rate power and a third-rate power over a tiny Balkan province. Some time before Britain's referendum last year, I and some friends were speculating on the impact of a Brexit vote. I suggested that the it would be so ... Continue reading Brexit makes the Nortern Ireland crisis harder to solve. That should make us worried. →

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[IMG: West Mids Campaign] Charles Glover, ALDC Development Officer (Mayoral Campaigns), tells us about organising campaigns using volunteers and uses examples from his experience supporting the West Midlands mayoral campaign. Reaching an audience of two million people needs a different approach to communicating than we are used to in wards, divisions and constituencies. Our mayoral candidates have huge electorates [...]

Posted by Joe Mulvihill on Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors | Mute

Bury Council's Liberal Democrat Group has submitted its formal response, and objection, in the consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. The full response is below, with the key points being: - We do not want to see any building on green belt land, certainly not before brownfield sites and existing planning permissions have been used first and empty houses have been brought back into use. - We object specificially to the use of large sections of green belt land for thousands of houses. - We believe that the share of green belt to be lost in Bury is unfair ...

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I was surprised when the BBC in its TV news bulletins yesterday (Monday 16th of January) interviewed our Nick Clegg by way of reaction to the infamous Trump interview by Gove and Bild Zeitung. Nick said that Britons and Europeans need to realize that from Trumps Inauguration, Europa has two big powers' presidents who wish the EU to disintegrate; his words were "who wish the EU ill". In a previous posting, I enumerated how Socialist parties in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain have withered away; and how leaders of such parties like Corbyn and the Dutch Lodewijk Asscher ...

Posted by Bernard Aris on Liberal Democrat Voice | Mute

This is a reminder that I welcome guest posts on Liberal England. And as you can see from the list of the 10 most recent guest posts below, I am happy to consider a wide range of subjects. If you would like to write a guest post yourself, please send me an email so we can discuss your idea. We are all the poorer for soundbite politics - Tony RobertsonA few thoughts on walking - Phil SmithThe mad, mad world of Maghull Town Council - Tony RobertsonWhat the US can do to end the Gaza conflict? - Daphne Holmes"You're all ...

Posted by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England | Mute

No sooner is one planning consultation out of the way, than another one comes along. By the end of 2018, South Glos has to publish a new Local Plan for 2018-2036. It will review and eventually replace existing local planning documents, including the Core Strategy and the Policies, Sites and Places Plan. The Joint Spatial Plan for the West of England, which was consulted on before Christmas, will set out the overall amount of residential and employment development and where it should be located in the West of England, as well as the infrastructure to support it. One of the ...

Posted by Paul Hulbert on Focus on Sodbury, Yate and Dodington | Mute

The long awaited speech, laying out Theresa May's plan for Brexit, has finally reached us. She will describe her twelve negotiating objectives for leaving the EU (which hasn't been trailed to the press, so we all need to wait and see on that one) at 11:45 this morning. There is enough vagueness in it that single market desperados will seize on – such as her "four key "principles", and how they differ from the twelve objectives I can't say, which are: a stronger Britain, a fairer Britain, a truly global Britain, and certainty and clarity. Draw your own joke from ...

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ALDE and EPP form pro-European coalition ALDE and EPP have formed a pro-European coalition to reform Europe. The coalition invites other Groups to join. EPP leader Manfred Weber said: "The EPP Group has always been pushing for an approach that is based on partnership – we remain true to that principle and will continue to ... Continue reading ALDE & EPP Announce New Pro-European Coalition

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Last week, I advised that there will shortly be an extension to the food waste collection service to the Perth Road Lanes and surrounding areas. The update also contained details of a drop-in event at Blackness Library for residents - you can read the earlier update here. A number of residents have asked the precise area covered and therefore please note this map and boundary below :This extension of the food waste recycling to this area (plus Brown Street) in the West End completes the roll out of food recycling in the West End Ward.

The Liberal Democrat Federal Board (whose role in the party is a bit like the board of directors of a company) will shortly be holding a series of elections for various key party posts. Some of these are posts where the candidates have to be members of the Federal Board, such as the two Vice Chairs of the Federal Board we'll shortly be electing. But many of them are open to any party member to apply for. The posts up for election which are open to all party members are: Registered Treasurer, who is also then the Chair of the ...

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Bury Council allocates £8,000 per Township Forum (e.g. £8,000 for Prestwich) for locally funded projects, and a further £8,000 per year for cross ward projects covering a wider area. [IMG: screenshot-2017-01-17-08-23-22] There is quite a lot of money left in this year's budget (which ends 31 March), so if you are involved in a local community group or project – please apply! Application pack here. Please just get in touch if you need a local councillor as a referee – we will ask a little information about the project but are very happy to support worthwhile local causes.

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A proven way to prevent cervical cancer is to have cervical screening to find pre-cancers before they can turn into invasive cancer. This is called a smear test and every woman over the age of 25 who is†registered at a GP is†invited to have one every 3 years; if youíre younger you can still make a request through your GP. [IMG: mycouncillor-image-cervical-cancer-prevention-2] Cervical screening prevents 75% of cervical cancers from developing which is why three quarters of women attend screenings when invited. Getting that final quarter of women that donít currently turn up for testing is the goal for Cervical ...

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Heaton Park already has an Orchard, but it is in a very poor state. At the moment it's overgrown, there's too many weeds and a only few apple trees. So our friends at EAT Pennines are going to revitalise it and use it for our community, underprivileged kids and to offer training courses. They will clear the weeds, grown new trees and have even promised to grow Blackthorn, whose berries are used for sloe gin. To achieve this, they've started a Crowdfunding page and aim to raise £12,580. [IMG: image-17-01-2017-at-08-13] They already have over 12% of their target but need ...

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Bury's NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is meeting tomorrow (Wednesday 18 January 2017) to determine the fate of the two Walk-In Centres in Bury (Bury and Prestwich). [IMG: screenshot-2016-09-06-09-00-46] The report which will be considered by the Board Members, recommends 'Option 1', which is to go ahead with the closures. The result of the 'public engagement' undertaken by the CCG shows that 85% of respondents either disagreed or strongly disagreed with the proposals. The reports explains that the majority of concerns and objections were from the Prestwich area. Only one petition was received by the CCG objecting to the closures, ...

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Drawing on Kleinian / group relations language It seems worth expressing this in terms of language that the world of group relations has developed from the work of Melanie Klein. In looking at small children, Klein developed two terms to describe the early stages of mental life (though inevitably this is a simplification). She coined the terms "paranoid-schizoid" and "depressive" positions for them — the terms are a little unfortunate, because they don't mean that someone is paranoid or schizoid or depressed, but it seems worth staying with them. She suggests that these are not stages we move through, but ...

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The Secrets of LinkedIn Worth going through your connections and removing the ones you don't really know. (tags: linkedin ) A 10-point guide to responsible leadership in the age of populism Some reflections. (tags: politics )

Brexiteers who are clinging to Trump's promise of a quick trade deal with the UK as justification for the mess they have got us into, may live to regret their early enthusiasm. These things are not as straightforward as they seem. We have the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership as evidence that these deals come at a cost As Nick Clegg points out in this article, the free-for-all nature of the US economy could lead to a different standard applying to the goods we import into this country from Trump's America: Mr Clegg accused Brexit supporters of believing in a ...

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This blog post is a request post. Specifically, it's at the request of my wife, Holly. You get to request posts too, if you're married to me. Anyway, there's a story going round social media, backed up by links to ... Continue reading →

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