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Come and meet the Young European of the Year in Sevenoaks this Saturday evening!

Young European of the Year 2018 is British – and she’s heading for Sevenoaks this weekend On Saturday 21st April Sevenoaks hosts a big event in the debate on Brexit. Top of the bill is Professor AC Grayling who campaigns … Continue reading

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How Brexit will endanger Kent’s farms and countryside

A study of the impact to be expected from Brexit on our county’s agriculture and forestry. Compiled by: Alan Bullion, Adrian Ekins-Daukes, Richard Wassell, Roger Walshe, all from West Kent European Movement. Supplies – Farm input costs have already seen … Continue reading

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Lib Dems announce bold new policies on housing, education and policing

Britain is an incredibly divided country, and the Liberal Democrats want to rebuild an open, tolerant, outward looking Britain. As a party we must think big and be radical and forward-looking. Brexit is sucking the life out of Westminster. Urgent … Continue reading

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High-quality journalism needs protection in a time of ‘fake news’

Question. Theresa May recently announced a review in to the future of our Newspapers. Do you agree that high-quality journalism is a “force for good”? Number 3 in a series of Talking Point articles in the Sevenoaks Chronicle/Kent Live – … Continue reading

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Dear Paul Carter, we need to know the costs of Brexit to the people of Kent now!

BREXIT SPEECH AT COUNTY HALL IN MAIDSTONE – IS IT WORTH IT? The message on our bus is stark. We have delivered a letter to Paul Carter, the Tory leader of Kent County Council, demanding assessments of the impact of … Continue reading

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Save £560 a year from Sevenoaks to London

If you’re a regular commuter and just about to renew your annual season ticket to avoid the New Year above inflation price hikes, you can legitimately save £560 a year by buying two season tickets – one from Sevenoaks to … Continue reading

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Not so Happy 2018 from Southeastern Trains

The 2018 fares have just been announced. An annual Standard Class season ticket from Sevenoaks to Charing Cross or Cannon Street, currently £3,380, will increase to an eye-watering £3,500. As usual, Sevenoaks commuters are being gouged. Similar length commuter journeys … Continue reading

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Further Thameslink upgrade delay puts Sevenoaks passengers to back of queue

After years of disruption to Kent commuters and £6.5 billion of taxpayers’ money, rail industry bosses have concluded that the refurbished Thameslink line between Blackfriars and St Pancras will only be able to handle 75% of the planned services in … Continue reading

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Exit from Brexit – an update from Bournemouth

LIB DEMS AUTUMN CONFERENCE 2017 Some key messages emerging from debates and conversations on Brexit Conference passed the motion Opposing Brexit as amended by Amendment 1. This calls for an Exit from Brexit referendum “once the outcome of the UK-EU … Continue reading

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Bournemouth Lib Dem conference report – Brexit and so much more besides!

2017 Autumn Conference in Bournemouth – Andrew Michaelides reports. The strong presence of new members at conference is impressive, and I understand this was the best attended conference ever, with the highest number of first-time attendees as well. The reassuring … Continue reading

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