Sunday 16 September 2007...
Some of your e-mails...
The Liberal Democrats continue to suffer from a lack of coverage both in the press and in the broadcast media.
The party launched a radical set of green proposals last month. The BBC didn't report it. In contrast, the Tories' far less radical proposals have been in the news for over a week.
When other parties steal Lib Dem policies (e.g. the Tories with the tax on planes rather than individual flights), report it in that way.
Nobody has asked why the rivers have not been dredged for the last 20-odd years. We dredge the river we live on ourselves - the Environment Agency don't think it is their responsibility. When we first moved here the river came over into the garden- since we dredged it and lowered the river by 2 meters along our boundary and neighbours did likewise there has not been a problem to any of us.
Adeline Brohier, United Kingdom
On the EU, there are strong views on either side. I personally think it's time there was a referendum. The opposing sides often talk about how big or how small a change any particular treaty makes. But what few people ever seem to talk about is the cumulative effect of all the changes.
I personally think we have now reached a stage where no further powers should be transferred to the EU, no matter how small, without a referendum on the principle. I will accept the result without complaint, but this constant "drip, drip, drip" effect has to stop.
Andy Waters, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Flooding- why is Hull being forgotten? Every comment is about Doncaster, Sheffield or Tewkesbury, yet there are thousands of people in Hull still waiting for alternative accommodation. Thousands of homes haven't even had the work started. I am one of the lucky ones who had parents to stay with, but it's already been nearly 3 months and there is no sign of being able to move back home. My home looks like a derelict building. Please don't forget those who are struggling in Hull like many of my neighbours.
M. White, England
... and some of your texts...
the lib dems give a voice to people like me who've been let down by labour and still remember the harm caused to uk society by the tories.
the lib dems lost a seat in liverpool by 700 votes last thursday.they are a spent force.
bring back charles kennedy. he's an honest politician and was the only political leader out of any of three parties id vote for
It seems to me that it's David Laws who's out of touch with the grass roots. In Cornwall for example, the party leadership has sold out on policy on devolution, has ignored the views of 92% of the electorate and is creating a single unitary council. This is sympomatic of a party which has lost the plot.
THE LIB DEMS SHOULD BE COMMENDED FOR SUGGESTING A REFERENDUM ON EUROPE. THEY'RE THE ONLY PARTY WHO ASK THE OPINION OF MEMBERS AND PUBLIC ALIKEON ISSUES WHICH MATTER TO THEM. SINCE JOINING THE COMMON MARKET IN THE 7Os SUCCESSIVE GOVERNMENTS HAVE RAIL-ROADED US DOWN THAT ROAD TO EUROPEAN RULE OBLIVIOUS TO WHAT WE THE BRITISH PUBLIC WANT.
FRANCES STOCKS SHEFFIELD
the essential problem is that the lib dems are 1 of 3 mainstream parties competing for the same centre right ground . They've spurned the window of opportunity to become the radical left of centre challenge to the growing inequality in britain - dropping the 50p tax on those earning over 100,000 gave out the wrong message .
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