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  • "
    loosehead wrote:
    MGRA wrote:
    loosehead wrote:
    I saw the Liberal being interviewed on telly to day.
    he was a close friend & supporter of Huhne's.
    He disagrees with all the coalition stands for but will tow the Party line if elected so exactly who's policy is he standing for?
    his or the coalition's?
    I hope you people of Eastleigh vote Tory but I'm a bit annoyed at people like MGRA's scare mongering about UKIP.
    the Tory Party has said it will run a clean campaign on the Governments progress so far,
    they said they will fight the election on Tory principles & proposals so as a Tory I will not talk absolute nonsense about a World War three in Europe if it breaks up.
    have you not taken much notice of the former Yugoslavia where countries were forced together under Tito & what happened when those countries could only become free by acts of war?
    Let Germany carry on building a greater Germany with France giving in at every point.
    do pro EU supporters remember what happened to Ireland ,Greece & many other countries that at the time needed high interest rates?
    Germany needed them lowered for Exports so who do you think got it their way ?was it four countries or was it the power of the EU?
    yes of course it was Germany.
    we should get the hell out before the collapse because if France still wants it's Sovereignty this closer union isn't going to last & that will be it for the EU so sell those Euro's we have & buy back our Gold.
    Vote Liberal & vote away your country!
    Don't get me wrong, if this was the 1700s then UKIP would be a great party.... just not for the 21st century.... its just a couple of centuries too advanced for them...
    Usually I agree with you but as I am very much a eurosceptic & I can even take a lie detector on this I voted against the common market.
    I really get annoyed by people who lied to get a yes vote & still lie about what would happen if we left an organisation we never joint.
    The Euro? Eurozone? European parliament? European Flag? European courts? European Human rights Court?
    Please tell me where in that referendum we were told this would happen?
    we were led a lie that we would be a sovereign country trading with other sovereign countries so please .please tell me when we voted for what we are now in & then tell me who the loons are or should I say liars are?
    Unless UKIP could win an election I will vote Tory here in Southampton but this is Eastleigh & a bi-election.
    If they could win this seat then maybe Milliband,Clegg & yes Cameron might take notice & realise we the English want a change.
    Wales can stay in if they can afford to.
    Scotland if it votes to break away can re-apply to join the EU ( bye,bye oil revenue). but now it's time for us to get the hell out & join the Channel Islands free & out of it
    I too am skeptic of a federal Europe...but UKIP are skeptical of reality...."
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Clegg calls on public to back Lib Dems on local record

Nick Clegg at Eastleigh College.

Nick Clegg at Eastleigh College.

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DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg today asked Eastleigh voters to judge the party on its local record.

Visiting the constituency to canvas with Liberal Democrat hopeful Mike Thornton, Mr Clegg said Huhne's resignation was a personal matter for the disgraced MP, describing the case as “a private matter that has been played out in a public way”.

Huhne stepped down last week immediately after admitting to perverting the course of justice, sparking a by-election on February 28.

Mr Clegg said the former Eastleigh MP had performed well during his time representing the seat.

He said: “Everybody will tell you he was extremely good for the local consistency.”

But Mr Clegg said the focus should now be on the local Liberal Democrat performance in Eastleigh Borough Council, which he said had protected green spaces, kept council tax down and created jobs, including 500 at the Ageas Bowl cricket ground.

He also said he felt it was the party's duty to hold the by election as quick as possible so that the residents of Eastleigh and surround area were not left without an MP.

During his whistle-stop tour, he also Eastleigh College alongside Lib Dem candidate Mike Thornton and spoke with young apprentices.

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