2015 review: from apathy to liberal identity

When I started this blog in 2014, it was because I was feeling apathetic about UK politics but didn’t want to disengage from it completely. Writing about politics was my way of ensuring I would continue to pay attention to news and current affairs, so that I’d at least go out to the polling station on an election day of uninspiring choices.

In May 2015, the party manifesto and national agenda that appealed to me most was that of the Liberal Democrats, but the local candidate who appealed to me most was from the Greens and my constituency was in a Labour-Conservative marginal. With one vote, it was impossible for me to express who I wanted to be Prime Minister, who I wanted to be my local MP and which party’s manifesto I would like to see become law.

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BBC Question Time review, 08/10/2015

This episode of BBCQT came from Leicester, with panelists Priti Patel MP (Conservative), Tim Farron MP (Liberal Democrat), Stewart Hosie MP (SNP), Lisa Nandy MP (Labour) and columnist Melanie Phillips (The Times).

L-R: Melanie Phillips, Tim Farron, Lisa Nandy, David Dimbleby, Priti Patel, Stewart Hosie
L-R: Melanie Phillips, Tim Farron, Lisa Nandy, David Dimbleby, Priti Patel, Stewart Hosie

Quesrtion 1: Is Theresa May right? Does immigration at its current level make a cohesive society impossible?
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