David Watts

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Brexit – The Fight Goes On

by David Watts on 21 October, 2019

The battle against Boris Johnsons disastrous Brexit deal rumbles on. On Saturday, as more than a million people marched to call for a peoples vote, MP’s defeated the governments plans to railroad this deal through, and so they should. Johnsons deal is nothing more than no deal Brexit by the back door and not something […]

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Last Nights Debate in Parliament

by David Watts on 26 September, 2019

Is there no limit to how low Boris Johnson is willing to go, no gutter into which he won’t crawl? His suggestion last night that the best way to honour the memory of Jo Cox is to deliver exactly what the man who murdered her wanted is reprehensible. It was disgraceful. It would have been […]

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The Supreme Court and the Rule of Law

by David Watts on 26 September, 2019

The Supreme Court is the top court in this country. Its 12 members are the best legal brains that we have. It is their job to uphold the law without fear or favour. That is exactly what they have done this week. They were asked to look at whether Boris Johnsons decision to prorogue parliament […]

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Newark Prospective Parliamentary Candidate

by David Watts on 14 September, 2019

I am deeply honoured to have been selected by Newark Liberal Democrats to be their parliamentary candidate for the next general election. This will be the third time that I have contested Newark. In the coalition period I came sixth, last time I jumped up to third and this time we are in it to […]

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The Brexit Shambles

by David Watts on 25 August, 2019

Once again we see what a shambles Brexit has become. Boris Johnson seems surprised that the Germans and French weren’t bending over backwards to give him a new deal. Unfortunately all his lies are now coming home to roost. How the Conservative Party could put their trust in a man who is a proven and […]

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Brecon By Election

by David Watts on 3 August, 2019

I was delighted to be part of the Lib Dem team working on the Brecon and Radnorshire by election, which saw Jane Dodds elected as our new MP for the region. Jane overturned an 8,000 vote Conservative majority to win by nearly 1,500 votes. The result was great for us, showing that the so called […]

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Zero Carbon Broxtowe

by David Watts on 18 July, 2019

Broxtowe Liberal Democrats last night launched our new policy paper “Zero Carbon Broxtowe.” This sets out a range of policies and ideas that we want to see enacted locally to ensure that we are a zero carbon borough as soon as possible. You can read a print friendly copy of the document here.

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Why I’m Backing Jo Swinson

by David Watts on 30 June, 2019

Caron Lindsay from the Lib Dems in Scotland has written this article on why she is backing Jo Swinson. She says everything that I would want to say, so I’m pinching her words (with permission): It’s Saturday 30th April 2005.  A group of  Lib Dems gather in a house in Bishopbriggs, near Glasgow. A young […]

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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

by David Watts on 30 June, 2019

There has been a lot of press coverage in the last few days about a planning decision of Broxtowe Borough Council taken at a meeting that I chaired, as well as a fair amount of uninformed comment. The borough council received a planning application by a local resident to keep an enclosure he had erected […]

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Why I’m Backing Jo

by David Watts on 16 June, 2019

Vince Cable has decided to retire as leader of the Liberal Democrats. There are two candidates to replace him, current deputy leader Jo Swinson and former cabinet minister Ed Davey. I attended a hustings with them both last night and the message that comes out most clearly is that, whoever wins, we will have an […]

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