So it comes down to a dementia tax does it Teresa – How utterly appalling

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron tells Sky News that the PM’s “dementia tax… will become her version of the poll tax”.

news.sky.com/story/tory-social-care-plans-theresa-mays-poll-tax-warns-tim-farron-10886756

‘No school meals & dementia tax. Vote of thanks to Mrs May! Now we see how cruel her Govt wld be with a large majority. You have been warned!’ – Paddy Ashdown former Lib Dem Leader on Twitter

General Election – ‘I once led a huge protest against the Lib Dems – but this general election, I’ll be voting for them’

www.independent.co.uk/voices/lib-dems-labour-tuition-fees-jeremy-corbyn-tim-farron-brexit-general-election-never-again-a7728616.html

The Independent has this opinion piece on its web site – see link above

Quote ‘Last year’s Brexit referendum result was a catastrophe for Britain’s young people, with almost 75 per cent of us voting to remain. As the initial shock subsided, the Tories clarified their plans to crash us out of the single market, restrict our rights to live, work and study throughout the EU, and leave us isolated on the world stage at a time when, in Theresa May’s own words, the world needs the “liberal, democratic values of Europe”.’

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting.

Tory supporters seriously dislike the Lib Dems and Labour supporters expect Corbyn to help deliver Brexit – Two accecdotes from the campaign trail

Two encounters with opposition voters this weekend and both were illuminating!

Firstly, a lady was disappointed that I was not delivering a Tory leaflet and was even more disappointed when she realised I was delivering a Lib Dem one. The conversation which followed was cordial, even pleasant, but what came out was that she was not really bothered about Labour as she could not work out whether they were for or against Brexit (she was obviously for). She dislikes the Lib Dems because she knows exactly where we stand. A good encounter then as our message is clearly getting through whereas Labour’s is not – but then again Labour Party members keep telling the me the same thing.

Secondly, a Labour supporter told me he had voted in the Mersey Mayor election last week and he expected Labour to help deliver Brexit. And thereby hangs Labour’s dilemma, their supporters (or at least a significant number of them) back Brexit and expect Labour to help Teresa May to deliver it. This chap knew Labour had voted for Brexit in Parliament and that they were now saying almost the opposite on the campaign trail. He was clearly concerned that Labour may U-turn but he thought they would sober up and keep with Brexit.

Gone are the days when folk say they don’t know what the Lib Dems stand for.

May & Corbyn run away from TV debates

What a carry on May backs away from being held to account via TV debates in the forthcoming election and Corbyn follows suit saying if she won’t neither will he! Peas in a pod.

Hold the debates anyway and have two empty chairs where weak leaders fear to sit. Well not quite empty, how about on May’s chair a slogan saying ‘Brexit means Brexit’ and on Corbyn’s ‘Let’s not talk about Brexit’.

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting.