• Ed Davey
    Article: May 17, 2019

    On the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), the Liberal Democrats have called for concrete action to tackle discrimination, including reform of the Gender Recognition Act, an end to media hostility and international action against oppressive regimes.

    Jennie Rigg, Chair of LGBT+ Lib Dems, said "Incidents of LGBT+ phobic speech and incitement seem to be on the rise in 2019, threatening the progress the Liberal Democrats have spearheaded for decades. While Westminster is paralysed by the Tories and Labour arguing over whose Brexit is better, Parliament is passing up opportunities to improve the lives of LGBT+ people.

  • Alistair Carmichael
    Article: May 17, 2019

    Today on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Liberal Democrats have demanded that the Government legislate for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.

    Responding to reports that the Conservative Government, propped up by the anti-equal-marriage party the DUP, is considering legislating to allow longer licensing hours for the Open Golf Championship taking place in Northern Ireland this July, Alistair Carmichael said:

  • Article: May 17, 2019

    Brexit is a national embarrassment - and it's going to hurt young people more than anyone else.

    It leaves us weaker in the fight against the climate crisis.

    It strips our universities of millions of pounds of funding.

    It takes away our right to live in, work in, travel in and fall in love with the 27 other countries of the European Union.

  • Article: May 17, 2019

    When I began to look into the topic of BAME mental health, what surprised me was how little research had been done into it. There is even less when it comes to intersectional groupings. Even with the information that there is, it's not widely accessible or 'showcased'. I got the impression, from an initial trawl of the Internet, that the subject isn't deemed to be particularly 'headline grabbing.'

  • Article: May 16, 2019

    Well, it's confirmed. Theresa May is on manoeuvres again and will try to force the Withdrawal Agreement through Parliament in the week starting 3rd June. Anyone else think this is getting a bit embarrassing?

    For those keeping count, this will be attempt number 4 at pushing this failed deal through Parliament. Each and every time it's been put to the Commons so far, it's been rejected - twice by record margins.

  • Nuclear explosion
    Article: May 16, 2019
    By Keith Melton

    LDAT Special for Green Lib Dem Conference

    You will probably have seen already that we have organised a session covering "Nuclear Weapons and the Environment" at the Green Liberal Democrat conference in Nottingham on Saturday 15th June. The speakers for this session are CND General Secretary, Kate Hudson and our own Baroness Sue Miller, so I hope this will tempt Liberal Democrats Against Trident (LDAT) members to come along.

  • Vince Cable - a Greener World (GreenLibDems.org.uk)
    Article: May 16, 2019
    By David Green

    Lib Dems call for EU-wide fracking ban

    The Liberal Democrats have today [16 May 2019] committed to campaigning for an EU-wide ban on fracking because of its negative impacts on climate change, the energy mix and our environment.

    Lib Dem Leader Vince Cable will be discussing the party's commitment to the environment with shoppers at a Zero waste shop 'Unwrapped' in Sheffield later today. He will say the Lib Dem manifesto is a "blueprint for what the UK could achieve if Brexit was stopped."

    The party is calling for Europe to adopt a net zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050, higher EU standards of and greater investment in energy efficiency, an ambitious EU-wide action plan on deforestation and immediate action to tackle the use of plastics through a new binding international treaty.

    Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said:

    "We are unequivocal in our commitment to an EU-wide ban on fracking.

    "But we can only achieve what is needed to face up to the climate emergency by working together with our international partners as a leading member of the European Union.

    "To proceed with Brexit would be to throw away the biggest tool we have in the battle against climate change.

    "Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to Stop Brexit and protect our planet for the future generations."

  • Article: May 15, 2019

    As Brexit drags on, it becomes clearer every day - it's a national embarrassment. More and more people are realising how important EU membership is for our country and our future.

    Theresa May is trying to push through a deal that panders to her party's extreme fringe and Nigel Farage. Again and again, Jeremy Corbyn has helped her, letting down Labour supporters across the UK.

  • Article: May 15, 2019
    By Alex Marshall

    Corbyn's dodgy comments.

    Trying to stitch up a deal behind closed doors.

    Shadow ministers bragging how they're bailing the Tories out on Brexit.

    Jeremy Corbyn has teamed up with the Tories to drag us out the EU at any cost. Labour is a pro-Brexit party.

    Let's compare and contrast that to the Liberal Democrats.

  • Article: May 14, 2019

    We launched a new poster in London today, calling out Jeremy Corbyn's dodgy Brexit voting record.

    With a weak minority government, he could have stood up and put an end to this national embarrassment. But instead, he's voted with the Conservatives 29 times to push Brexit through.

    Actions speak louder than words. Labour is a Brexit party.