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  • Article: Feb 12, 2020
    By Dominic Buxton

    It's 2020 - a new year, a new decade. Once more, and I know it's already February, I feel the urge to reflect on the gains and losses of the general election last year and set out why I believe that there has never been a better time to be involved in politics.

    I think we can all agree: the general election result was disappointing. There is no way to spin it. We lost the election. We didn't win the argument, despite the largest national increase in vote share of any party. In Tom Brake, Chuka Umunna, Jane Dodds, Sam Gyimah, Luciana Berger and Jo Swinson, to name a few, we lost some skilled and hardworking local MPs, but that shouldn't deter us from moving forward and building a liberal movement to tackle the forces of nationalism and populism in this country when Labour fail to rise to the challenge.

  • Jo, you smashed that glass ceiling! Thanks you!
    Article: Dec 15, 2019
    By Dominic Buxton

    It's fair to say that these have been a disappointing set of election results. I don't want to get into the election campaign itself, but instead I want to thank Jo Swinson.

    I am beyond proud of the leadership Jo has provided in these volatile political times. Her dedication to upholding and defending liberal values in the face of extremist politics has not gone unnoticed and has set an example for all of us. Although her leadership of the Liberal Democrats was short-lived, she has been an extraordinary leader, and I truly mean that. She has provided a home for millions of Remainers and given a voice to all of those who want to fight for liberal values and build a fairer and more equal society.

  • Swinson Surge
    Article: Jul 29, 2019
    By Dominic Buxton

    The political news coverage over the last few weeks has been predominantly dominated by an utterly childish leadership contest in the Conservative Party, in which 0.138% of the population voted for this current sitting Prime Minister.

    In this volatile political climate, and with thousands of people joining the Liberal Democrats in the last week, it has become clear that the country is crying out for a liberal alternative. We are at a crossroads in British politics where we are faced with the choice between a populist right led by the likes of Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage, and no credible opposition from Labour, with Corbyn having lost complete control of his party. That simply isn't good enough. Britain deserves better.

  • Wapping Pumping Station
    Article: Nov 18, 2018
    By Dominic Buxton

    On Tuesday 13 November, developers of UK Real Estate Ltd. and Latitude Architects held a public exhibition at the Wapping Hydraulic Pumping Station, formerly known as the Wapping Project on Wapping Wall. Over the past years, the site has not been in use, and there are now proposals to restore, convert and open the building up for local business and residents. The proposals include creating space for offices, a restaurant, a courtyard, a small brewery and the erection of a new three-story building within the existing premises. Developers aim to submit the planning application to Tower Hamlets Council in Winter of 2018/19 with the intention of completing the redevelopment by 2021.

  • Dominic Buxton
    Article: Oct 22, 2018
    By Dominic Buxton

    On 20th October, there was the "People's Vote" march in London. Whilst I support the march, it's important to remember that 700,000 people showing up on Parliament Square and then going back to their keyboards just isn't going to shift the political landscape or change anyone's mind. The overwhelming majority of people who took part in the march will have voted or supported Remain in the referendum in 2016, including a huge number of young people and EU citizens who were denied a vote at the time.