Steve Middleton is a community campaigner and student pilot who lives in Bury, Lancashire. A Sky News researcher once commented that Steve had "an opinion about most things" and Steve has appeared several times on Sky News' (now defunct) Martin Stanford show where he tried to live up to that belief when offered his opinions on current affairs. Having worked all around the globe with one of the largest presentation companies in the world and more recently owned his own business, Steve is now a civil servant. Steve's articles have been published by Trinity Mirror's Salford Advertiser and his blogs have been featured on Liberal Democrat Voice (http://www.libdemvoice.org). He blogs at https://stevemiddleton.net and hosts the regular Ready for Departure podcast (https://readyfordeparture.uk) available on iTunes. Steve is currently learning to fly microlight aircraft at City Airport & Heliport in Lancashire and hopes to gain his private pilot's licence in 2018.