No, this isn't an opportunity to have 'a bit of a do'! We have an urgent need for a new chairman and secretary, as Bryn and I have both made it clear that we are not available for these posts next year. This is a good opportunity for members to step up and serve the … Continue reading Want to help run the local Party?
Because it is always possible that the government will collapse and give us yet another General Election, we were again asked to make sure we have a candidate in place. Tobie Abel felt that his work and family commitments prevented him standing for us again, but instead we now have an excellent local candidate in … Continue reading New Parliamentary Candidate
The EU and the UK had agreed an interim deal on how to split the existing 'tariff rate quotas'. These allow countries (like New Zealand and the USA) to import goods into the EU at a low tariff until a quantity is reached when a higher tariff kicks in. Despite President Trump saying that the … Continue reading More Brexit woes
According to Richmondshire Today the bus service featured on the BBC's All aboard the Country Bus is under threat again due to withdrawal of funding from North Yorkshire County Council. When will our Tory run County Council realise that these bus services are not options for a lot of people - they are real lifelines for … Continue reading All aboard the Country Bus under threat again
The decision to close Wards 14 & 15 at The Friarage has been delayed until October. Some of us attended the NYCC Health Scrutiny Committee on 2nd September. We found out there that Tees, Esk and Wear Valley Mental Health NHS Trust (TEWV) are also trying to close provision at Harrogate as well. The Committee … Continue reading Wards 14 & 15 – Update
Remember those promises of a wonderful future when we will be able to make our own trade deals with our great ally America? The row about the Bombardier deal with Delta Airlines and the resultant spitting out of the corporate dummy by Boeing has resulted in the US putting a 219.63% tariff onto the aeroplanes. … Continue reading The brave new world!
In a brave move the LibDems have just produced a new Part Political Broadcast. In a similar vein to W1A (the BBC comedy satirising the BBC) it is probably going to be a bit 'Marmite' - you're going to love it or hate it. You can check it out here
Today Theresa May flies to Florence to make a 'substantial offer' to the EU. It's not really clear why she is giving the speech in Florence because no EU people will be there. Meanwhile, back in the UK an opinion poll in the Independent shows that 52% want Vince's Exit from Brexit. At the General Election … Continue reading Britons want an ‘Exit from Brexit’
In today's Daily Telegraph Boris Johnson sets out his '10-point plan for a successful Brexit'. Many commentators are seeing this as a renewed bid for Theresa May's job. I that's the case it will good news for the LibDems - replacing a lame duck with a plonker. His first point is to spend the £350M we … Continue reading Boris peddles the Brexit lies AGAIN
The Washington Post has written an interesting piece about the Brexit lies coming home to roost. It is a rare opportunity. Seldom does the voting public have the chance to watch their elected politicians confront very specific false promises in real time. Usually campaign promises are either too vague to be contrasted with reality (“Make America … Continue reading The Brexit lies