The LibDems’ Achievements in Government


Sometimes words are not enough, a picture tells the story so much better.


Originally posted by Mark Pack on


we must stand together to beat the criminal bully boys


It is Saturday morning in Belfast and, after a day of bomb alerts yesterday, we hear from the BBC about another two shootings of young men in our country.

Men injured in shootings in Belfast and Sion Mills

A 22-year old man has been shot in the ankle in a so-called punishment style shooting in north Belfast.

It happened at Saunderson Court, close to the Oldpark Road on Friday night. His injuries are not life-threatening.

In a separate incident, a 20-year-old man has been shot in the leg in County Tyrone.

It happened in a playing field in the Glebe area of Sion Mills at about 2315 BST on Friday. The man’s injuries are not life-threatening.

from BBC News Northern Ireland

All too often we hear about paramilitary style shootings here in Northern Ireland. Local politicians may be in charge up at Stormont in the Assembly, but on the ground it seems that local people are still being terrorised by criminal gangs. We also have had many bomb alerts in or near Belfast in recent days. The people of Northern Ireland are fed up by these attacks on our peace and democracy.

There must be people in our communities who know who is responsible for these attacks. I call on them to contact the Police Service of Northern Ireland as soon as possible, so that the Criminal Justice system can be used to put these criminals, thugs, and bully boys behind bars. Let’s hope that the Prison Service and Probation Service will be able to work together with other agencies to reform the criminals in our midst.

You can contact the PSNI on 0845 600 8000 or if it is an emergency by dialling 999.

Gather for peace, democracy, and justice – Lib Dems call for support


Michael Carchrie Campbell, chair of the Northern Ireland Liberal Democrats today urged support for the ICTU NI-organised assembly at Belfast City Hall tomorrow from 1pm to 1.15pm to show our publici abhorrence at the murder of PC Ronan Kerr.

Michael said:

I will be attending the assembly at Belfast City Hall at 1pm on Wednesday 6th April 2011 to show my abhorrence of the murder of PSNI Constable Ronan Kerr. The assembly is being organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Northern Ireland.


I urge all members of the public to attend and let us all stand firm to show those responsible for Saturday’s atrocity and the many recent and ongoing security alerts across Northern Ireland that they are acting not in our name.