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  • Article: Jun 25, 2020

    George Floyd was murdered by police in Minneapolis a month ago today.

    Seeing his last few moments and hearing his final words broadcast across the globe has sparked a renewed revulsion at continuing racial injustice and focused attention on the Black Lives Matter movement.

    For those of us who do not have to confront racism and discrimination every day in anything we do it has been a long overdue wake up call that we still have work to do to wipe out inequality in this country.

  • Article: Jun 24, 2020

    To stand for leader, candidates have to secure a nomination from an MP, as well as 200 members, from at least 20 local parties.

    Any member can nominate a candidate and who you've nominated isn't made public.

    If you'd like to nominate a candidate, here's what to do:

    1: Request your nomination code

    If you'd like to nominate a candidate, you'll need your nomination code. This code is unique to you - so please keep it safe.

  • Article: Jun 23, 2020

    It's been four years since the EU referendum and the UK has left the EU.

    Liberal Democrats are passionately pro-European and while this is a hard pill to swallow for many of us, the issues now at hand are not about Leave or Remain.

    It is unthinkable that the government would rush through a half-heated deal, or worse get no deal at all.

  • Article: Jun 22, 2020

    Seventy-two years ago today, HMS Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. Its arrival marked a significant moment in British History. Many of the passengers on-board came from the Caribbean, by invitation, to support the reconstruction of our country. Their hard work and skills would later bolster the economy, fill labour shortages and help establish our National Health Service.

  • Article: Jun 20, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    World Refugee Day is an important reminder that we must do all we can to protect people forced to flee their homes to escape war and persecution.

    People who've come to the UK having fled war or persecution should be welcomed with compassion and enabled to contribute to our society.

    The UK has a proud history of providing sanctuary to those in need, but now the Conservative Government is turning its back on refugees and failing to live up to our obligations to them.

  • Article: Jun 19, 2020

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

    For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 15th June

    Monday 15th June

    Despite the promise from Rees-Mogg that Parliament must return physically to get through the huge number of Bills the Government had, there was only one scheduled this week.

  • Article: Jun 19, 2020

    One of the defining features of the Liberal Democrats is that we have a democratic conference with one member, one vote. We discuss and debate policy together and party officers and Parliamentarians are held to account.

    In these extraordinary times, however, we are having to change the way we work as a party.

  • Article: Jun 17, 2020

    Yesterday the Prime Minister announced that the Foreign Office and Department for International Development are set to merge.

    By working internationally we can achieve so much more than we can alone.

    The Liberal Democrats have always made absolutely clear our unequivocal support for Britain's role as a world leader in providing aid to those most in need.

  • Article: Jun 16, 2020

    The UK has a proud history of providing sanctuary to those in need, but now the Conservative Government is turning its back on child refugees and failing to live up to our obligations to them.

    That's why over 40 Liberal Democrat parliamentarians have signed letter to the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary, urging them to uphold the UK's proud tradition of providing sanctuary to unaccompanied refugee children from elsewhere in Europe and to deliver on the Government's commitment to continue reuniting unaccompanied asylum-seeking children from across the EU with their families in the UK.

  • Article: Jun 15, 2020

    In a letter to the Independent Press Standards Organisation, the Liberal Democrats have condemned today's front page of The Sun as "appalling and unacceptable" and urged the independent regulator to make clear there must be no place for the "glorification of violence" in our media.

    Liberal Democrat MPs Christine Jardine, Daisy Cooper and Ed Davey, the Party have also called on The Sun to donate all its revenue from today's paper to the charity Refuge, to support its vital work helping survivors overcome their abuse and rebuild their lives.

    A group of cross-party MPs and charities have come together to condemn the front page of The Sun for giving a voice to an alleged perpetrator of domestic violence, J.K. Rowling's former husband.