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Monday, 10 December 2018

Brexit Vote Delayed

The Government is in absolute chaos. We are closer than ever to securing a People’s Vote on Brexit, thanks to your hard work and support. Today Theresa May was forced into an embarrassing delay of her Brexit vote . She knew she was going lose by a huge margin. She is running scared. It’s a huge moment, and it has been driven by Liberal Democrats. I would like to thank everyone who has supported our campaign. All of you who have lobbied MPs, knocked on doors, shared our message online and offline – you’re holding this government to account and fighting this Brexit . We can stop this mess, and it requires you continuing that fight. The Government cannot continue to delay and dodge the fundamental need for a People’s Vote. Keep up the fight. This is your victory today, and if we keep pushing, we will win. Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/brexit-vote-delayed Read more »

Human Rights Day: Demand better for freedom and dignity

On 10th December 1948, history was made. The United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In the shadow of the Second World War, the nations of the world came together to declare that everyone – no matter who they are and where they live – has the same fundamental rights. With one voice, we pledged to “strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance.” That was a mission statement for the world. But it equally serves as a mission statement for the Liberal Democrats today. We are committed to promoting and protecting human rights, here in the UK and around the world. And, as we celebrate the momentous step that was taken 70 years ago today, we must also rededicate ourselves to that mission. Because too often and in too many places, human rights and freedoms are not effectively recognised and observed. Al Read more »

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Theresa May’s Brexit deal would make Britain less safe

To try and sell a plan that would rob us of many vital cross-border crime-fighting tools on the basis of national security takes quite the brass neck. Consider the European Arrest Warrant. It enables us to bring criminals who’ve fled our shores back to justice in the UK, as well as to extradite thousands of others to face justice in other European countries. Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/brexitdeal-security Read more »

Gender neutral school uniforms in Wales

At our 2018 Spring Conference the Welsh Liberal Democrats followed in the footsteps of our Scottish friends and passed policy calling on Welsh Government to overhaul its guidance on school uniforms to make then more inclusive for trans and non-binary young people. I am proud to be in a party where members' shape our policy - and can directly make a real difference in peoples' lives. Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/inclusive-uniforms Read more »

Monday, 3 December 2018

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today as we mark the international day for persons with disabilities, I am very aware that one billion people around the world live with a disability – that’s roughly 15% of the global population . I am one of them, mainly using a wheelchair and sometimes walking with sticks. I could have written something smooth and supportive, but I am angry at having to be an afterthought in our society today. I am angry at having to be an afterthought in our society today. Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/international-day-persons-with-disabilities Read more »

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Brexit: Facts versus Fear, with Stephen Fry

How a mythical EU dragon was conjured up and the striking truth behind it all. A trick of forced perspective put fear in the way of facts. Follow this link for more info: https://www.markpack.org.uk/156770/brexit-facts-versus-fear-with-stephen-fry/ Read more »