We should be in the Commons, not at Conference!

Liberal Democrat members have passed an emergency motion calling on the Conservative Government to recall Parliament immediately so that it can sit until Article 50 is extended. The motion demands that Boris Johnson asks the Queen to revoke the prorogation order, and states that future decisions about when Parliament sits should be handed to MPs. It … Continue reading We should be in the Commons, not at Conference!

School cuts – West Berkshire Council proposes charging schools who need help

Judith Bunting at Park House School, Newbury, during the recent election campaign. With Ian Millar, Head of Physics. This week West Berkshire Council announced plans for financial "task forces" to be sent into the district's struggling schools to help heads manage their budgets. They are also threatening to charge any school that requires 'the task … Continue reading School cuts – West Berkshire Council proposes charging schools who need help

Lib Dem Leader says Labour vote has collapsed

  Final results in the 2017 County Council elections show that Labour have lost 382 Council seats across the UK, and lost control of 7 out of 16 Councils that they held (see BBC: Local elections 2017: The results mapped). Whether the cause is Tory gerrymandering or Corbyn's performance, it is impossible to say, but an opposition party … Continue reading Lib Dem Leader says Labour vote has collapsed