Government COVID policies questioned by independent

The arbitrary ‘rule of six’ regulation come into effect today amid fears of a second lockdown, despite very little evidence of a second wave of the virus having a significant effect. Lord Sumption recently noted that most of the lockdown, quarantine and regulatory measures have been made under the Public Health (Control of Disease) ActContinue reading “Government COVID policies questioned by independent”

Speech on ‘Do we live in a democracy?’

This speech was originally delivered to an online meeting of Libertarian Party members on 20 June 2020. Do we live in a democracy? Yes, we live in a political system that has borrowed certain elements of democracy – but does not embody all. No, we do not live in a political system that resembles aContinue reading “Speech on ‘Do we live in a democracy?’”

Independent backs petition to save Netherstowe green space

I have signed a petition on to save a valuable green space in the Netherstowe area. Several old horse chestnut trees are under threat of damage or removal if houses are to be built on this site. There is also a danger that the increased traffic generated could worsen congestion in the area aroundContinue reading “Independent backs petition to save Netherstowe green space”

Independent exposes council budget time bomb

Councillor Rob Strachan, Lichfield District Council’s cabinet member for finance, has admitted that the financial impact of the coronavirus on the budget is ‘unquantifiable’ though has acknowledged that ‘the financial impact we forecast could be between £1.2 million and £4.5 million’. It is becoming increasingly obvious that the council hasn’t the first idea of howContinue reading “Independent exposes council budget time bomb”

Lichfield District Council economic record faces independent criticism

The keystone of accountable local government is the responsible management of taxpayer’s money. Lichfield District Council, controlled by the Conservatives, are meeting today to discuss the local economic impact of the coronavirus. Cabinet member for finance, Councillor Strachan, has expressed that there is a need ‘to ensure that public money is spent wisely in itsContinue reading “Lichfield District Council economic record faces independent criticism”

Christopher J. Wilkinson launches liberty campaign in Lichfield

Hello there, I’m Christopher Wilkinson, an independent libertarian candidate based in Lichfield, Staffordshire. I believe in the sovereignty of the people, the defence of freedom and civil liberties, free speech and free expression, a written constitution to enshrine our birth rights as an untouchable law, and the championing of free market capitalism and low taxation;Continue reading “Christopher J. Wilkinson launches liberty campaign in Lichfield”