At 20:00pm, for ninety minutes, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Conservative leader Boris Johnson will face a live studio audience as they will set out why they should be the next Prime Minister after the 12 December poll. Following an unsuccessful high court bid, the Liberal Democrats and SNP will not be represented on the … Continue reading Tonight’s PM Debate. A Guide.
At election time, the party with the strongest narrative wins. It must be personal, appeal to a wide demographic and relate to a voter’s daily life and sphere of existence. I believe the best political narrative for the Liberal Democrats in this election is one based on personal empowerment and giving people the skills and … Continue reading To Win Big At This Election, the Lib Dems Must Focus on the Renewal of Citizenship
On Friday 25th October, I attended the Yorkshire hustings for the Liberal Democrat presidential election 2019. Both Mark Pack and Christine Jardine were present. Although both offer a radically different vision for the party and for the role of its president, they share a will for major reform. In Christine’s pitch, she emphasised the need … Continue reading Liberal Democrat Party President – Yorkshire Region Hustings
Below is a summary of the second half of my time at the Lib Dem conference in Bournemouth. On Monday morning (16th), the conference floor debated climate change and biodiversity. The session concluded with a speech by deputy leader and Shadow Chancellor Sir Ed Davey MP, who set out his plan to 'decarbonise capitalism' by … Continue reading (Part 2) Liberal Democrat Conference 2019 – Bournemouth
As we approach the mid-point of the Liberal Democrat Party conference in Bournemouth, I thought I'd post an update on my time so far. I first joined the Lib Dems in May this year, having spent nine years as a member and supporter of the Labour Party. With over 5,000 attendees, this conference is certainly … Continue reading Liberal Democrat Conference 2019 – Bournemouth
As Vince Cable prepares to step down as leader, what next for the Liberal Democrats? As another Conservative prime minister has fallen to Europe, fellow Conservative MPs are already queuing up for what should be the most unpopular job in Britain. As the Lib Dems see their own leader depart (albeit in a more orderly … Continue reading What Next for the Liberal Democrats?
Labour Party members should be given a vote in an internal Brexit referendum before MPs vote on another proposed deal from Prime Minister Theresa May. The ballot would ask: “Should the Parliamentary Labour Party support Britain's exit from the EU?” Yes (Leave) No (Remain) An internal party poll would be better than a … Continue reading Labour’s Answer: A ‘People’s Vote’ for party members
After Theresa May's deal was rejected, but the government won a vote of no confidence, what next? Tom Parkin explains the options ahead as Britain looks towards the unknown. https://soundcloud.com/theparkinreport/what-now-brexit-explained
The pilot episode of The Parkin Report is out now. A brief examination of the life and times of the 35th President of the United States, John F Kennedy. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN (17 Minutes & 7 Seconds)
The Parkin Report is an upcoming NEW series of podcasts. The series will examine key players (both historical and contemporary) in global politics. The UPCOMING pilot episode is on the 35th President of the United States, John F Kennedy. When released, please let Tom know what you think of the pilot episode. What did you … Continue reading The Parkin Report