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  • Article: Nov 20, 2018
    By Jonathan Gault

    A report in The Times on Saturday announced that Councils have spent about £100 million on fighting parents seeking support for their disabled children and losing nine out of ten of the cases that went to tribunals.

    I have two comments to make on this news.

    The stress and work this process puts plaintiffs through is enormous and the cost horrendous. When The Times states that local authorities have allegedly lied they do not exaggerate. Parents of disabled children go through enough agony already without having to fight for their rights and make a home for their families often in circumstances that would be a nightmare for most people.

  • Article: Nov 6, 2018
    By Jonathan Gault

    The meeting took place in the bar of the pub which was not busy at the time. We were offered the skittle alley if the pub had been noisy but the bar proved a more congenial setting and the general level of skittle skills were not thought to be sufficient to keep attendees warm. Seven members turned up including a new member and spouse who were most welcome. This forum welcomes anyone who is prepared to discuss issues in a constructive, even controversial way and is not limited to party members.

  • Article: Nov 2, 2018
    By Aaron Burnard

    The following table lists the 2018 committee members of the Forest of Dean Liberal Democrats

    Role Member
    President Anthony Lynch
    Chair Peter Brown
    Secretary
    Treasurer Heather Lusty
    Membership Secretary Gill Moseley
    Campaigns Sue Henchley
    Digital Communications Terry Tull
    Ordinary Members

    Aaron Burnard

  • Article: Jul 19, 2018
    In BBC

    NO DEAL BREXIT will require International Driving Permits

    After Brexit, British drivers will need International Driving Permits following a NO DEAL Brexit.

    In one of the many benefits taken for granted as members of the European Union, along with Roaming Mobile contracts, reciprocal medical benefits and visa free travel, driving on the continent will no longer be as simple and inexpensive as it is now, says the National Audit Office (NAO)

  • Article: Jul 19, 2018
    By Terry Tull in The Independent www.independent.co.uk

    With Boris Johnson resigning as Foreign Secretary over Brexit, it's worth remembering how embarassing he has been to the UK.

    At any other time he would have been sacked for these mistakes, but in the crazy world we now live, he is still regarded by some as a future PM.

    Here is a list of some of his mistakes: