Friday, February 10, 2006

Well done Willie

Congratulations to Willie Rennie - newest Lib Dem MP and all round good bloke.

Cheers also to Peter Barrett and thanks for looking after me at the weekend.

And wel done to Chris, Paul, Mark, Ed and the whole by-election team and everyone who delivered leaflets, canvassed and put up stakes.

A personal thanks to the teams round the country that helped with the blue envelope writing!

Monday, February 06, 2006

Guantanamo prisoners still exist

This report by Amnesty reminds us that several hundred people are still in unlawful detention in Guantanamo Bay.

While the US Government continue to use human rights abuses as their justification for invading or threatening various middle eastern countries they continue to deprive these detainees of their human rights.

Surely by now they have either amassed evidence against each of these people or they have not.

If they have they should take them to court.

If not they should release them.

And our Prime Minister doesn't even appear interested in the 9 British residents that are there. He should hang his head in shame.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Go North

There is a very important by-election in Scotland next Thursday.

The Lib Dem candidate is the excellent Willie Rennie who I knew well when he was our Campaigns Officer in Devon & Cornwall. I also enjoyed a few days training with him in Lithuania two years ago.

Willie will make a great MP for the constituency.

I will be going up to help over the weekend and look forward to seeing Lib Dems from acroos the UK there.