Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Six of the Best 732

Ed Thornley on the prospects for the Liberal Democrats in the North of England.

"I waited patiently for my turn to come. You don’t know if you will speak until your name gets called so all I could do was sit and hope." Ryan Lailvaux made his first speech to Lib Dem Conference in Bournemouth last month.

"To be of the radical centre does not, it seems to me, mean the kind of tiptoeing towards little tweaks to the system here and there, especially when the global economic system is designed to create billionaires and to enslave the rest of us, little by little." David Boyle demonstrates how to be a radical centrist without being a centrist dad.

Kate Raworth reminds us that the game of Monopoly was invented to demonstrate the evils of capitalism.

"I do now suspect that, a couple of miles off the Irish boats, we housed a Magdalene Laundry of our own here in Liverpool." Ronnie Hughes has been researching a dark episode of local history.

Simon Williams surveys his career from James Bellamy to Lillian Bellamy.

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