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  • ls01 (Photo by Anton on Unsplash)
    Article: Jul 6, 2021

    The Prime Minister last night announced plans to fully open up society on 19 July with the end of compulsory social distancing and mask wearing. They also acknowledged that it was likely that case numbers will rise although as a result of the mass vaccination programme they argue that we have broken the link between case numbers and hospitalisations/deaths

  • hy40 (Photo by Dan Burton on Unsplash)
    Article: Jul 4, 2021

    Definition of Independence

    the state of wanting or being able to do things for yourself and make your own decisions, without help or influence from other people:

    Cambridge Dictionary

    This government has, in our opinion , generated a general impression of an aura of sleaze based around dodgy practices awarding PPE contracts to friends and relatives , breaking the law on planning consents for party donors, awarding peerages to big party donors, the list goes on

  • 2bx5 (Photo by George Pagan III on Unsplash)
    Article: Jul 1, 2021

    The pandemic threw up many examples of government incompetence around care homes, PPE, lock-down timings and border closures, not to mention exam results and free school meals. Apologists argued that this could be understood and forgiven by the need for urgent action to combat the unknown impact of the pandemic

  • Walkers Transport in Church Street (Peter Dobbs)
    Article: Jun 28, 2021
    By Peter Dobbs

    Many locals will be all too familiar with the problem of the noise made by HGVs in Church Street, Ashbourne. Any conversation has to stop until they have travelled past over the uneven roads.

    However imagine what it is like for the residents of this beautiful street. For them the noisy interruption is also accompanied by significant structural vibrations - enough, we have been told, to make the pictures hanging on their walls move. And this can begin at 5 am!

  • hr54
    Article: Jun 28, 2021

    Some time ago we pointed out that in the pursuit of 'purity' on free movement the government had chosen not to accept regulations that would allow entertainers and performers to more easily tour in Europe. We could have accepted more relaxed rules, as for example the US does, but rejected the idea because it would have to be reciprocal ( See http://southsuffolklibdems.org.uk/en/article/2021/1389320/band-on-the-run )