Monday, December 30, 2013

Liberal England in 2013: part 3

Part 1 and part 2 have already been posted, so let's go back to the summer.


I discovered the Children's Receiving Home in Leicester and travelled to Weedon to see the Royal Ordnance Depot.

Back in the political world, I criticised Labour's opposition to private schools entering the state sector, pointed out that the Liberal Democrats are unlikely to be able to choose their future coalition partners and said that David Howell's ignorance of the North of England was all too typical of our rulers.

Most important of all, there were floods in Market Harborough.


I welcomed the news about Peter Capaldi but argued that Doctor Who has problems.

Talking of fantasy, David Tredinnick wanted homeopathy for farm animals and Roger Helmer offered some distasteful views on girls and consent.

A busy weekend saw me encountering both Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings and a demonstration at Glebe Road, Little Bowden.


In Leicester, the final resting place of the bones of Richard III was thrown into confusion by Mr Justice Haddon-Cave and the spire of St Mary de Castro was found to be in a dangerous state.

Oh, and the sole Conservative member on Leicester City Council wrote me a guest post about the bullying of the sole Lib Dem member.

Back in Lib Dem land, Jeremy Browne entered the global race and I worried about parallels between us and the declining FDP in Germany.

Let's end this post with a music choice from this month: Fight for my country by the short-lived Birmingham supergroup Balls...

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