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  • Article: Jan 26, 2021

    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:β€―@LibDemWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 18th January

    Monday 18th January

    Over the weekend, it emerged that more than 400,000 of fingerprint, DNA and arrest history records were accidentally wiped from police databases, because of "human error" and "defective code". The Home Secretary was warned that the mistake could put the public at risk, but Priti Patel ducked the direct responsibility and sent Policing Minister Kit Malthouse instead.

  • Article: Jan 25, 2021

    We are in debt to all the front-line workers who have put their own health at risk to fight this virus and keep us safe.

    It is clear that the Government could have done far more to protect our key workers

    Everyone must continue to do their bit and make every effort to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.

  • Article: Jan 22, 2021

    'How do we make a difference?' That was the question the Party Body Review Group was asked to answer. Looking at the range of Party bodies, there was only one way to find out!

    As a Review Group we decided to ask those Party Organisations what they thought, where the gaps were, how they could make a difference to the Party going forward and how they might help one another. The Review captures their views, their potential and the opportunity for the Party as a whole to benefit from changes and how they and the Party relate to one another.

  • Article: Jan 21, 2021
    By Liberal Democrats

    More than 170 musicians have urged Ministers to organise paperwork-free travel in Europe for artists on tour.

    The extra costs will make many tours unviable, especially for young emerging musicians.

    The EU Trade deal makes it extremely difficult for touring artists because they now need a costly work permit and face a mountain of paperwork for their equipment.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats are the most pro-European party in British politics. We truly believe that we are stronger together, and internationalism will always be one of our core values.

    That hasn't changed now that we have left the European Union.

    I am proud how we Liberal Democrats campaigned tirelessly against Brexit, and proud that last month all Liberal Democrat MPs voted against Johnson's dreadful EU Trade Deal - already proving so disastrous to small businesses, fishermen and the wider economy.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2021

    Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey shared his relief that the new Democratic President will lead America back into the Paris Agreement.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2021

    The Federal Conference Committee met via Zoom call on Saturday, 16 January for the agenda selection for our second virtual conference. The meeting was a lengthy one, which was in part due to the large selection of varied and interesting motions we received, but also to give us breaks from staring at computer screens for a number of hours.

  • Spring Conference
    Article: Jan 19, 2021
    By Mark Johnston

    The Federal Conference Committee (FCC) has picked Europe among the topics for debate at the Party's Spring Conference.

    The online event takes place between Friday 19 and Sunday 21 March. The motion accepted for debate and supported by LDEG is available here.

    Until the 8 March deadline there is the opportunity to propose amendments that alter and/or improve the final policy statement.

  • Article: Jan 19, 2021

    The Government are refusing to accept cross-party amendments to the Trade Bill that would put human rights at the heart of our trade policy.

    The UK and the world can't just stand by and do nothing.

    This is particularly important because of what is happening to the Uyghur people in Xinjiang and across China. The Foreign Secretary last week described the mounting evidence to the Commons:

  • Article: Jan 19, 2021

    Farmers across the country are worried about their future - they're worried that the UK will be flooded with poor quality food that undercuts the goods they produce to high environmental and animal welfare standards.

    Liberal Democrats back British farmers.

    The Conservatives have continually failed to protect our farmers from these risks.