Saturday, 28 November 2009

Great Day at LPUK AGM

Well we had a great day at the AGM.

We've elected a very new, but experienced NCC.

Notable appointments include Chris Mounsey as Leader. Clr Gavin Webb as Communications director. And Greg Beaman (Ex-Clr) as Chairman.

Andrew Withers and Tim Carpenter maintain their respective roles.

Thanks must also go to Ian PJ who stepped down as leader -- he put in a lot of hard work on behalf of the party.

And finally thanks to all those who turned up, you made it a most enjoyable day.

LPUK South East meet up -- 3rd December

This is just to remind all South East members and interested parties that we will be meeting at the Rose and Crown in Southwark this Thursday. As usual we will be there from 6.30 and everyone is welcome.

Also if you have been unable to make the Bristol AGM and or our St Albans campaign days Thursday will provide the perfect opportunity to get up to date with what has been happening.

If you've not been before and cannot find us simply ask at the bar and the landlady will point you in the right direction.

Here is a map and we hope to see you on Thursday.

View Rose and Crown -- Southwark in a larger map

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Aylesbury LPUK lunch

On Saurday, 21 November, there will be an LPUK lunch in Aylesbury. It is intended that this should become a regular fixture at which members resident in Buckinghamshire or within reach of it can get together for some decent grub, swap ideas and explore what we might do in the county. People interested in joining the party are also welcome, as are those who want to know more about it.

Venue: The "Slug and Lettuce"

The Exchange, Unit 3

Exchange St, Aylesbury, HP20 1UR

google map at:

Time: 13:30 hours (but feel free to be early or a bit late).

To find the venue: Aylesbury market square is on a slope. In the middle is a clock tower. At the low end is an archway next to the Crown Court. Walk through the archway and you see the Slug and Lettuce ahead of you. It has been established from previous experience that the food is excellent.

See you there!

The problem with pets: they're bad for the planet

Destroying the world

I don't want to turn this post into another on the rights and wrongs of AGW, but one on retaining a sense of perspective. In the never ending pursuit of reducing our carbon no employment, interest, hobby or even companion is safe from the all seeing eye of the hysterical environmental lobby and their insatiable urge to tell you how to live your life. 

We need to retain some sense of perspective.

There are a billion billion worlds out there in the universe untouched by the influence of thinking, feeling, sentient beings. Some may have rudimentary forms of life, some dull lifeless rocks, all of them 'at one with nature'. The world we live in is extraordinary, fantastic and perhaps even unique precisely because we have the ability to shape and enjoy our world. To improve the fertility of our farm land, to travel by air to see this world and to even share the comforts of our lives with small domesticated pets are all part of our environment that we have created beyond the state of nature. We do of course need to preserve the environment in which we live from unnecessary or extreme damage, but I see no reason why we should seek to maintain some artificial pre-industrial status quo.

I suspect the nations pets are safe for now, but at the current levels of hysteria how long until someone seriously suggests a quota on pets and an accompanying mandatory pet registration scheme?

It seems the British public have their doubts anyway

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Second Campaign Day In St Albans

After the success of our last campaign day in St Albans we are planning to run our next one a week on Saturday -- November 21st.

If you are available between 11:00am and 3:00pm and would like to help out please get in contact with Or alternatively join up to our activists group to find out more.

Your help will be much appreciated.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

South East AGM Report

The South East branch AGM went well. We achieved quorum so that we could complete the administrative processes of the branch for another year.

Max Andronichuk was reconfirmed as Campaigns Officer. Jenny Scott-Thompson was reconfirmed General Secretary. And I, Rob Waller, was reconfirmed as Chairman.

The only position that remains unfilled is the Treasurer, which became vacant after Richard Williams stepped down so he could continue his university studies. So if you are interested in getting more involved in the party and would like to take up the position of Treasurer please email

The members of the South East also took the opportunity to discuss plans for future campaigns and developing party policies. We are planning further campaign days in St Albans and we be organising some other events in the New Year.

However one of the most important issues that we discussed was the need to raise funds so we can run our election campaigns and events over the next year. So if you are able to spare a few pounds to help the party please donate here.

Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM. I look forward to seeing you at future LPUK events.

P.s. Special thanks go to Mike for producing those wonderful LPUK mugs.