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Friday, 17 August 2018

Liberal Democrats gain seat from Conservatives in Knaresborough

It is back to winning ways this week for the Liberal Democrats with David Goode and the team. Follow this link for more info: https://www.markpack.org.uk/155696/knaresborough-byelection/ Read more »

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Bigots are not welcome in the Liberal Democrats

The last ten days have seen major stories of racism in both of Britain's major parties. What is happening in the Labour party - and Boris Johnson's comments this week - are frightening to many Jewish and Muslim people living in Britain. This is a reflection of the way the politics of identity dominates politics today and attracts comments, sometimes critical or offensive, about particular groups. I expressed this concern 2 decades ago in two pamphlets for the think tank, Demos. I would stress now, as then, that liberals view people as individuals, rather than through the prism of their race, religion or sexuality. Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/bigots-not-welcome Read more »

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

We must put the best interests of patients first and end the crisis in social care

Judith Jolly, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Health, writes about the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) system, covered in the Mental Capacity Act Amendment Bill which is currently going through Parliament. Follow this link for more info: https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/health-and-care/social-care/opinion/house-lords/97575/baroness-jolly-we-must-put-best Read more »

Thousands of ex-prisoners likely to be sleeping rough

Prisons minister says homeless former offenders could fall prey to a life of ‘vulnerability’ Related: Rise in prison assaults, self-harm and drug seizures signals crisis More than 100,000 prisoners left detention for unsettled or unknown accommodation over the last three years, Ministry of Justice figures have revealed, raising concerns over the numbers of ex-offenders who could be sleeping rough. Related: Police need to offer female offenders support not prison, report says Continue reading... Follow this link for more info: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/aug/13/thousands-of-ex-prisoners-likely-to-be-sleeping-rough Read more »

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Upskirting has taught us the importance of speaking up – Wera Hobhouse

"From the very beginning of its journey, the ‘Upskirting Bill’ has been championed brave individuals, particularly women, speaking up. I am grateful to each one of them" - Wera Hobhouse Follow this link for more info: https://leftfootforward.org/2018/08/upskirting-has-taught-us-the-importance-of-speaking-up/ Read more »

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Vince Cable says ‘centre of gravity’ shifting to second Brexit vote

Lib Dem leader points to recent YouGov poll showing support for a People’s Vote on final deal. Follow this link for more info: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/aug/11/vince-cable-says-centre-of-gravity-shifts-towards-peoples-vote Read more »