“Liberals are Anarchists by nature and constitutionalists by necessity”. Michael Meadowcroft
“405 miles of new motorway and trunk road has been constructed compared to a pitiful 27 miles of new railway since the Labour government took over”
Norman Baker MP 28/03/07 (Liberal Democrat News)
theirs is a land with a wall around it And mine is a faith in my fellow man
Heart of this nation
Desert us not”
Billy Bragg, ‘Between the Wars’ 1985.
“New opportunities… knock-knock-knocking in a boom time New opportunities… Let’s forget about the gloom time…” Tom Robinson ‘Living in a Boom Time’ from Living in a Boom Time, album 1992.
“let us look forward, with the French philosopher Victor Hugo, to the day when the only battlefields will be those of markets open for business and the human spirit open for ideas.” The words of Graham Watson MEP, speech to 55th Liberal International Congress, Belfast 17 May 2008.
“I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now” Bob Dylan 1964.
“how many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he just doesn’t see?” Bob Dylan ‘Blowin’ in the wind’ 1962.
“There are few subjects which are so obscure to the man in the street as the workings of the City of London and of the enormous financial power .. concentrated there.”
The Bankers of London, Percy Arnold (The Hogarth Press, London, 1938) review copy 31 October 1938. From the Nicholas Willmott bookdealer collection, Cardiff. Arnold gives a run down of the men who control each of the banks and financial institutions and big companies and how the companies are linked with each other, with the aristocracy, politicians, and men of wealth. The public could probably do with such knowledge today December 2008).
“True friends of Israel must acknowledge that there can never be a military solution to the Israel/Palestine conflict.” Jonathan Fryer, ‘Liberator’ magazine Issue 311, February 2009.
“Many adults seem to hide behind the climate skeptics the ones that say there is no climate crisis. We children also often discussed about that topic. But for all these people we have an answer: If we follow the scientists that tell us there is a crisis and if we act and in 20 years we find out that they were wrong, then we didn´t do any mistake. But if we follow the skeptics and don´t do anything and in 20 years we will find out that they were wrong it is too late for us to save our future.” Plant-for-the-Planet ‘Help Us Children to Save the World’ Financial Statement 2010 p. 3. A brilliant organisation founded by Felix Finkbeiner and other children – an inspirational speaker who I heard at the Rights and Humanity Congress in Liverpool, September 2011.