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The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

Recent updates

  • Article: Apr 27, 2016
    By Adam Wain

    This is your weekly summary of updates from the East Midlands Liberal Democrats.

    Events coming up this week (April 25, 2016 to May 1, 2016)

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    Article: Apr 23, 2016
    By Antony Hook in Liberal Democrat Voice

    I remember a time, in the early 2000s, when it felt like every discussion on the future of the Liberal Democrats or of political parties in general mentioned the fact the RSPB had 2 million members whereas political parties were reduced to a few hundred-thousands between them.

    This massive organisation has now spoken out in the referendum debate. It has not taken a side but demanded that each campaign answer how the environment will be effected.

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    Article: Apr 19, 2016
    By David Walker - Loughborough

    After the first world war there was a peace conference in Versailles. The French Minister of Commerce and Industry, Etienne Clémentel, proposed a "new economic order" based on European cooperation. America opposed it and Britain failed to support it. It was rejected. Jean Monnet, a young assistant to Etienne Clémental recognised the potential of that vision and saw the consequences of its rejection.

  • Tim Farron 2016
    Article: Apr 19, 2016
    By Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

    The politics of envy helps no-one, but trust in politics does.

    I have no desire to poke around in the Prime Minister's private wealth, and definitely have no desire to force him to relive the pain of losing his father, having to confront that time all over again through the pages of national newspapers.

    It is absolutely essential that British people have full confidence in our leaders, and that when decisions are made and Budgets are written there is not even a slightest hint of a conflict of interest or personal gain. But we are now in a position where people no longer have complete faith in this Government's decisions.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2016

    Jacqueline Bell spent 28 years working and stopped, with great regret, when she was made redundant by two successive employers for missing days because she was unwell. In her last job as a chamber maid in a hotel, her lung condition made it impossible to find the breath needed to make the beds.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2016

    I'd like to draw your attention to the web site http://register2stay.eu. Please find an excerpt below.

    It is written for those citizens living in EU States beyond the UK. It includes sections on Key-Facts - Expat Facts and a Reading list.

    The administrator, Sir John Ramsden, is a retired ambassador who lives part of the year in Provence.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2016

    Sal Brinton was part of the House of Lords Committee which produced today's report which reviewed the impact of the Equality Act 2010 on disabled people. Its conclusions were pretty damning. It's worth setting out in full the five major themes that they identified:

    First, in planning services and buildings, despite the fact that for twenty years the law has required anticipatory reasonable adjustment, the needs of disabled people still tend to be an afterthought. It is time to reverse this. We are all living longer, and medical advances are keeping us alive where in earlier years it would have failed to do so, but not necessarily in good health. We should from the outset plan for the inevitability of disability in everyone as they get older, as well as for those who suffer accidents and for all those other disabled people who are the subject of our inquiry.

    Our second theme, closely related to the first, is the need to be proactive, rather than reactive or process driven. Many of those involved-Government departments, local authorities, the NHS, schools, courts, businesses, all of us-wait for problems to arise before, at best, attempting to remedy them. We should be planning so that disabled people can as far as possible avoid facing the problems in the first place.

    Thirdly, there is the issue of communication. So many of the problems of disabled people are exacerbated by a failure to make them aware of their rights in a manner that is clear and is adapted to their needs. But communication is a two-way process. If all those responding to the needs of disabled people engaged with them, listened to them, and took account of their views, all would benefit.

    Rights which are unenforceable are not worth having. The law and the courts must adapt so that rights can be made effective as easily, quickly and cheaply as possible.

    Lastly, it is the Government that bears ultimate responsibility for disabled people, and it must be structured to discharge that responsibility. Currently it is not.

  • Article: Apr 13, 2016
    By Carolyn Mann

    Like so many other people, I joined the Lib Dems last year, just after the election. One of the main reasons for joining was that I am (and always have been) very pro-EU and I wanted to stand up for that. Once I knew that we were going to have a referendum, I started dreaming about being on a street stall, getting the pro-EU message out.

  • Event: May 6, 2016 7:30 PM
    16 Charles Street, Leicester.

    The next Leicester City Liberal Democrat Dining Night will be on Friday 6th May with a Chinese/Cantonese Theme at Peking Restaurant, 16 Charles Street, Leicester from 7.30pm.

    As it will be a Friday can you please let Scott know at scott.kennedy-lount@leicester-libdems.org.uk by Monday May 2nd to reserve your place.

  • Article: Apr 12, 2016

    The next Leicester City Liberal Democrat International Dining Night will take place on Friday 6th May with a Chinese/Cantonese theme at Peking Restaurant, 16 Charles Street, Leicester. LE1 3FG from 7.30pm.

    The restaurant is in the Centre of Leicester opposite the Haymarket Bus Station.

    As it will be a Friday If you can let Scott know if you wish to reserve a place at scott.kennedy-lount@leicester-libdems.org.uk by Monday 2nd May to reserve your place(s) to advise the restaurant of final numbers.