Police step up security in York for Liberal Democrat conference

Darlington and Stockton Times: VENUE: The Barbican, in York, will host the Liberal Democrat conference. VENUE: The Barbican, in York, will host the Liberal Democrat conference.

MOTORISTS have been warned some roads in York city centre will be closed throughout the weekend to ensure safety at the Liberal Democrat conference.

The conference will take place at the Barbican Centre from today (Friday, March 7) to Sunday (March 9).

A Trade Union Congress demonstration is planned for tomorrow (Saturday, March 8), which North Yorkshire Police said it would manage.

Superintendent Phil Cain, York Safer Neighbourhood Commander, said: “The Liberal Democrat Conference is a large scale event which North Yorkshire Police and it’s partners have planned for.

“We are committed to ensuring a safe and secure conference for all involved and minimising the disruption to the general public in York over the weekend.”

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2:56pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Ally F says...

I fail to see why anyone would want to target the Lib Dems. They once had a manifesto, political ideology, and some credibility.

Now they have no policies, no political ideology, no manifesto and no moral compass. They just bumble along in an unholy power-sharing partnership with, of all people, the Conservatives.

They've not done anything. How could they have offended anyone enough to want to target their conference?

I can recall a few thousand students wanted to lynch Clegg for his unforgivable and spineless U-turn on tuition fees a few years ago, but most have now graduated and are too busy working their backsides off to pay their debts....
I fail to see why anyone would want to target the Lib Dems. They once had a manifesto, political ideology, and some credibility. Now they have no policies, no political ideology, no manifesto and no moral compass. They just bumble along in an unholy power-sharing partnership with, of all people, the Conservatives. They've not done anything. How could they have offended anyone enough to want to target their conference? I can recall a few thousand students wanted to lynch Clegg for his unforgivable and spineless U-turn on tuition fees a few years ago, but most have now graduated and are too busy working their backsides off to pay their debts.... Ally F
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