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  • Article: Apr 15, 2014

    On 26 April there is a non-partisan event to register as many people as possible before the European elections. Various organisations including 38 degrees are running the event and organising teams. Contact the site below or Sam Asplin (Rutland team) if you can help.

    See www.jointhevote.org for more details.

  • Article: Mar 31, 2014
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    Carol Weaver will be talking about the Ukraine crisis and her recent visit to Kyiv at the Lib Dem supper in Lyddington on 8 April.
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    Her latest blog can be found at: http://ymlp.com/zwTCxL
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    Dr Carol Weaver is the author of 'The Politics of the Black Sea Region: EU neighbourhood, conflict zone or future security community?' (Ashgate Publishing, 2013). She represents the European Movement UK in the EMI's International Committee and is a founder member of EMI's Tbilisi Process for peace building between the people of Armenia and Azerbaijan. In early March she was a member of the EMI delegation to Kyiv.
  • Event: May 22, 2014

    This is a very important election for all who believe that the UK should remain a member of the European Union. The Liberal Democrats is the party of IN. Please remember to vote.

  • Article: Mar 18, 2014

    EUROPE

    Choose LibDems to help save jobs

    It is less than 100 days till the European elections, and this time it really matters.

    If anti-European politicians and parties get their way, the message sent to businesses and investors worldwide will be that Britain wants out of the EU. That would be a disaster, right here in Rutland.

  • Article: Mar 15, 2014

    EUROPE: Support us for the sake of jobs

    It is less than 100 days now until the European elections, and this time it really matters.

    If anti-European politicians and parties get their way, the message sent to businesses and investors worldwide will be that Britain wants to be out of the European Union.

    That would be a disaster - right here in Harborough.

  • Article: Mar 14, 2014

    Europe

    Vote to stay in

    It is less than 100 days till the European elections, and this time it really matters.

    If anti-European politicians and parties get their way, the message sent to businesses and investors worldwide will be that Britain wants out of the EU. That would be a disaster - right here in Melton.

  • EMI delegation to Kyiv
    Article: Mar 14, 2014

    Carol Weaver, an executive member of Rutland and Melton Liberal Democrats, visited Ukraine from 6 to 8 March with a non-partisan European Movement International delegation in order to establish the European Movement in Ukraine. The delegation met with EU Ambassador Tombinski and other ambassadors, politicians and business groups before meeting with civil society groups including Liberal International and ALDE members. There was much enthusiasm for the new EM Ukraine and the need for it to be nationwide in order for it to bring the people together.

  • Article: Feb 21, 2014
    By Liberal Democrats

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has challenged UKIP Leader Nigel Farage to a head-to-head debate on Britain's membership of the European Union and Farage has accepted.

    Nick Clegg made the challenge live on air during his weekly radio call-in show Call Clegg on LBC this morning.

  • Article: Jan 25, 2014

    Dear Editor (Harborough Mail)

    Re: Wind power

    Wind power has encouraged Canon Brian Davis of Harborough, but David Sueur of Haselbech and M. Ward of Foxton disagree with him (previous letters). The latter two give their opinions and invite evidence to the contrary. So here goes:

    1. Everyone knows that wind turbines generate according to wind speed; no wind no power; strong wind maximum power; moderate wind moderate power. The transformation of the captured wind energy to electricity is about 98% efficient, i.e. twice the 30 to 45% efficiency of heat to electricity in thermal power plant.

  • Article: Jan 25, 2014

    Letter sent from Professor Twidell. Published in the Rutland and Stamford Mercury.

    Mr Duncan's energy use

    You report that Mr Duncan's claim as an MP for heating and electricity was nearly £4,000 in the last year. This is 3 times the national average, and was moreover for a second home. I have two suggestions. (1) He asks for help from Energy Action Rutland, the award winning energy efficiency programme operated by Change Agents UK of Oakham (01572 723419) . (2) As Minister of State for International Development, with a remit covering the Middle East and Asia, he should seriously question his example in reducing climate change emissions associated from his use of energy, as we all should. The weather-related destruction and loss of life in the Philippines is of a kind predicted by climate models. Mr Duncan may not agree personally with such predictions, but dare he take the risk?
    John Twidell
    Horninghold