• Article: Jun 8, 2018

    By-elections might not be able to change the Government, but shock results can change politics and change Britain.

    And now we have a chance to do just that in Lewisham East.

    Since the referendum, every time Jeremy Corbyn could have stood up to the Tories on Brexit, he's sat on his hands.

    We can only stop Brexit with the Labour party's votes. And the only way we get those votes is if they're scared of a pro-European tide sweeping them away.

  • Vince Cable
    Article: Jun 7, 2018
    By Liberal Democrats

    He explores some of the serious problems facing capitalism today, and how these issues have provoked reactions from the extremes of the political spectrum. Common sense reform is necessary to curb the worst excesses of capitalism.

    "Scarcely a day goes by without a scandal erupting around greedy or bullying bosses, pilfered pension funds, business tax dodging, chaotic private train operators, rewards for failure, bankers' bonuses, price gouging or exploitation of gig workers, zero hours contract employees or modern slaves.

  • flags, UK, EU
    Article: Jun 3, 2018

    The government's Brexit stance is riddled with legal confusion

    Only Parliament - not the Government and indeed not a referendum - can decide IF the UK leaves the EU. At the moment, the Government only has permission to say it intends to leave. A leading lawyer argues that, if Parliament rejects the deal to leave, the UK has to stay in.

  • UK EU flag (hero_ukeuflag)
    Article: May 28, 2018
    By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN in www.politico.eu

    First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon said today that the U.K. government's position on leaving the EU customs union and single market is "unsustainable" and dominated by "mad Brexiteers."

    In an interview with POLITICO's Ryan Heath in Brussels, Sturgeon urged British citizens not to give up on the possibility of preserving the U.K.'s membership of both.

  • Steve Akhurst of Shelter, Prof J Henneberry, and Liz Peace CBE address the committee
    Article: May 26, 2018

    The housing, communities and Local Government Committee held a review of Land Value Capture on 8 May, which is now available on the web at the following URL: https://goo.gl/DxSCDM

    Steve Akehurst of Shelter estimated that only 25% of land uplift due to development is recovered for the community at present in the UK, as opposed to 80% in Holland or Germany.

  • The flags of EU countries flying.
    Article: May 24, 2018

    Liberal Democrat Peers have been leading the fight against the Conservatives in the House of Lords and inflicted a whopping 15 Government defeats on the EU Withdrawal Bill. That Bill is key to reversing Brexit and is expected to return to the House of Commons in late June.

    The Liberal Democrats will now spearhead the resistance against Brexit in the Commons.

  • Layla Moran
    Article: May 23, 2018

    Speaking ahead of the 30th anniversary of Section 28 which prevented schools from promoting homosexuality, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Layla Moran has called on the Government to make Sex and Relationships Education fully LGBT+ inclusive.

    Earlier this week Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Secretary Kirsty Williams announced that all schools in Wales will teach a new sex and relationships curriculum which will include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex topics, as well as issues of sexual consent and prevention of violence against women.

    Layla said: "In coalition Government in Wales, Liberal Democrats have made sure that sex education is fit for purpose in the modern age. Teachers will be given the proper training to provide high quality education about healthy relationships, sexuality, gender, consent and abuse which covers all gender identities and sexual orientations.

  • Article: May 23, 2018
    In The Guardian

    The EU has leapt ahead of the UK in the pursuit of free trade deals with Australia and New Zealand after member states gave the green light for talks to start within weeks.

    Read the full article here: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/may/22/eu-trade-talks-australia-new-zealand-brexit-commonwealth

  • Vince Cable
    Article: May 19, 2018

    Congratulations to all the very many Liberal Democrats who stood for local council seats this month.

    Local democracy relies on those who put themselves forward to represent residents, so whether you won or not, I hope you will be proud of having stood.

    As a party, we saw results greatly exceeding expectations, with a big net gain of 75 councillors and four new councils under Liberal Democrat majority control.

  • Lib Dem conference delegates voting.
    Article: May 19, 2018

    We're looking for members for two new policy working groups: one on health and social care and one on climate change.

    Do you have expert knowledge of the healthcare system? Of social care? Or climate change and energy policy?

    If so there is an opportunity to help set the direction of party policy on these issues by joining a policy working groups. The party's Federal Policy Committee is launching two new working groups: a Health and Social Care working group and a Climate Change and the Low Carbon Environment working group.