Syria – An Opinion

by Tahir Maher on 28 August, 2013

ATTACK   ON   SYRIA  –  AN  OPINION   I live near the Forbury Gardens in Reading where the Maiwand Lion statue was erected in 1886 to commemorate the loss of 280 soldiers from the 66th Royal Berkshire Regiment at the Battle of Maiwand in Afghanistan on 27th July 1880. There is talk of a memorial for […]

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Why we must implement Lord Alderdice report

by Tahir Maher on 7 March, 2018

Before I discuss this report I want to put it into perspective: -An article in the Guardian, some time ago now, stated that there were 159 seats where the winning margin in 2015 general election was lower than the number of Muslims in the constituency; -Of Sikhs and Muslims, over 70% of them vote Labour; […]

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Choose Life

by Tahir Maher on 10 June, 2013

The spring conference at Brighton 2012 proposed a motion (F20) on Medically Assisted Dying which was carried and I was the only one who spoke against it. Now Lord Falconer has introduced a Bill on Assisted Dying for which I feel compelled to make a case against. On the wall at Lib Dem head office […]

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Payday Loans – A Never ending debt

by Tahir Maher on 9 May, 2013

South Central Region have discussed (or is it more appropriate to say disgusted) and passed a motion against Pay Day Loans at our Regional conference in the autumn of 2012. The notion of such loans is valid: provide a small short term loan for those in need to help them through immediate financial hardship. Unfortunately, […]

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Time for Growth

by Tahir Maher on 20 March, 2013

In 1997 labour inherited a balanced budget from the Tories and for well over the 10 years we had Gordon Brown telling us that he had got rid of the boom and bust cycle. From 2009 the deficit had ballooned to £171b. This deficit was higher than the recessions of the 80’s, the 90’s and […]

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