A Lesson In Leadership

Jonathan Smith comments on the remarkable service of the Queen and the Jubilee Celebrations - "We will all have different reflections on what the Queen’s remarkable 70 years on the throne mean to us and the country. Much has been said, rightly in my view, about her commitment to duty and public s...

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Trading Losses

As my wife and I drove away from the port of Dover, on the way back home from a family visit to France, we were struck by the sheer self-destructive absurdity of what one of the great trading nations of the world was doing to its economic life-blood: trade. We passed about a mile of stationary HG...

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Farming woes

Farming woes

Jonathan Smith was talking recently to a retired Cheshire farmer, who did not have much good to say about how Government policies and actions are impacting on farming.

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Inequality Needs Solutions. says Jonathan Smith

Three recent reports  have brought home the reality for many people across Cheshire of what “inequality” means, day-to-day, hour-by-hour. We have heard about: 1 in 9 children living in poverty the extent of dependency on food banks the numbers of children in need now eligible for free school me...

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Our Democracy in Crisis

Our Democracy in Crisis

Just when it didn’t seem possible that this Government could trash the reputation of politicians any further, along comes “Partygate”, and the shameful spectacle of our Prime Minister and Chancellor being found guilty of breaking their own laws, of repeatedly lying to Parliament, and of attempti...

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Who are the Liberal Democrats?

Jonathan Smith is the Liberal Democrats' Candidate for Tatton

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