Mathew Hulbert

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A Truly Civilised Nation Opens New Libraries.... It Doesn't Close the Ones It Has!

(0) Comments | Posted 10 November 2015 | (03:24)

I love libraries. I always have.

They are universities for the masses.

Seats of learning with no tuition fees.

Places where whole new worlds are opened up for young, old and all ages in-between.

They mix one of the oldest forms of communication, words on a printed page, with...

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Joining Together to Defeat the 'Bedroom Tax' Should Just Be the Start for Labour and the Lib Dems

(12) Comments | Posted 8 September 2014 | (00:00)

As a Social Liberal and a centre-left Liberal Democrat I was, of course, delighted last week when Labour and the Liberal Democrats came together to support Lib Dem MP Andrew George's Bill against the so-called bedroom tax.

The bedroom tax isn't quite dead yet, but it looks to be needing...

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This Lib Dem Activist Is Clear: Don't Tie Us Into Spending Cuts Post 2015...We Need an Economic Stimulus!

(5) Comments | Posted 2 August 2012 | (00:00)

I'm proud that, in the Liberal Democrats, it is we members who get to make policy. Our twice-yearly federal Conferences really do mean something. Not for us for the US-Convention style week-long rally favoured by the Conservatives or, indeed, the equally redundant annual gathering of the Labour Party.

No, in...

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This NHS Bill is Bad - It and Mr Lansley Should Be Given the Boot!

(0) Comments | Posted 8 February 2012 | (03:35)

The government's Health and Social Care Bill needs to be binned and Andrew Lansley needs to be replaced as the Secretary of State for Health.

After years with this brief (both in opposition and in government) Mr Lansley really should have been better prepared than he apparently was, should have...

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Now is No Time to Lose Our Nerve...Our Presence in Government is Needed More Than Ever!

(1) Comments | Posted 13 December 2011 | (10:24)

So, being a Liberal Democrat isn't as easy as it used to be. That much, at least, is clear.

I joined the party in March 2010, shortly before the most momentous year in its 22-year history.

You remember: The general election , the Leaders' Debates...I agree with Nick...a hung parliament...urgent...

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It's Time for the Occupy St Paul's Protesters to go Home

(4) Comments | Posted 5 November 2011 | (05:47)

I believe the Occupy protesters outside St Paul's Cathedral in London have now made their point and should go home and allow the Cathedral to be able to function normally again. I have quite a bit of sympathy for their cause but, ultimately, there comes a time when such protests...

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There can be no Turning Back From our Green Commitments!

(0) Comments | Posted 28 October 2011 | (02:26)

One of the many things that makes me proud of Liberal Democrat Ministers in this Government, is the Coalition's commitment to be 'the Greenest Government ever.'
That is, it has to be said, quite a big ask but never before have green policies been more needed than now.


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Young people are making a real, positive difference to politics

(0) Comments | Posted 24 August 2011 | (13:04)

In recent weeks, we've heard and seen the worst of what a small minority of young people have got up to-with the riots and looting in parts of our country.
But we must remember that those who took part in that criminality were exactly that...a small minority.

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We Need Liberal Answers to our Society's Problems

(1) Comments | Posted 15 August 2011 | (06:25)

"Young people desperately need hope."

These were the words uttered to a gathering of Liberal Democrat Cllrs, candidates and activists by our Party's Leader, and the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg-in Oadby, near Leicester- late last week.
He was responding to the shocking and tragic events of the...

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