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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.

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  • Article: Dec 22, 2019

    A happy and peaceful Chanukah to all Jewish people around the world!

    Chanukah is a special time of the year for so many reasons. It's about solidarity with friends and family. It's about overcoming adversity in impossible circumstances. Most importantly, it's about the power of faith and how it can make wonderful things happen.

  • The flags of EU countries flying.
    Article: Dec 19, 2019
    By Christine Jardine in Liberal Democrats

    Christine Jardine

    The latest EU Settlement Scheme Statistics, published by the Home Office, show more than 140,000 EU citizens applied to live and work in the UK after Brexit in November.

    These figures show 361,900 people are still waiting for a decision, with 2,592,800 applications received but only 2,230,900 concluded.

  • Bill Newton Dunn
    Article: Dec 19, 2019
    Update from Bill in Strasbourg (November 2019)
    The new EU Commission was voted into office by MEPs this week (and will serve for the next five years). The UK has not proposed a Commissioner.
    Upcoming dates:
    World Trade Organsation:
    Following the USA's lack of appointment of judges to the WTO's Appellate Body and its blocking of the replacement of any members, the Appellate Body will cease to be operational after 10th December, when the mandates of two of three remaining Appellate Body members will expire. This means that world trade disputes can no longer be adjudicated by an international court. (So much for Conservative claims that they will trade on WTO rules, something which no other country in the world does).
  • Bill Newton Dunn
    Article: Dec 19, 2019

    Hello friend!

    Walking into the European Parliament last Monday - where Europe's decisions are made - I thought to myself:

    "From the end of January there may no longer be a British voice here. Yet Britain will still have to obey most EU rules. But not have any say in making and enforcing them. It seems so stupid."

  • Ian Bradwell, Western Park, November 2019
    Article: Dec 10, 2019
    By Ian Bradwell

    The children are the future of this country and it is disgusting they are suffering from lack of funding
    in their schools. Lack of books, lack of pencils, even having to close schools occasionally on Fridays
    because they can't afford to keep schools open five days a week.

    What is worse, something which isn't often spoken about and which is hidden and regularly talked
    about is the impacts of lack of funding on our disabled children.

  • Ian Bradwell, Western Park, November 2019
    Article: Dec 10, 2019
    By Ian Bradwell

    The Liberal Democrats have pledged to plant 60 million trees but it does seem odd that, once a year, we cut down an x amount of trees and, for what? A couple of weeks, where they are put into a house, decorated, regularly fall apart and afterwards put on a rubbish tip. What sense does that make?

    Now before I go on, I want to make something absolutely clear, the art of politics is compromise, so I am not saying, all naturally felled trees should not go into houses, we should have them in public places, for example in the City Centre near the Clock Tower and other places where people can see them nicely decorated. That is fine.

  • Nitesh Dave November 2019
    Article: Dec 8, 2019
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats

    Liberal Democrats PPC for Leicester East, Nitesh Dave impressed assembled residents at a hustings hosted by South Asian Health Action on Friday evening.

    Bringing key Liberal Democrats manifesto policies to the forefront of the discussion, Nitesh promoted Education, Health and Equality during his opportunites to answer a selection of prepared questions from the chair of the evening and open forum from the floor.

  • Ian Bradwell, Western Park, November 2019
    Article: Dec 8, 2019
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats

    Liberal Democrats PPC for Leicester West, Ian Bradwell attended two events in the constituency during the last full week of campaigning.

    The first, hosted by New College Leicester was a hustings for students having their own mock General Election. Besides Ian, only the Labour candidate attended.

    Ian was also invited by the Riverside Housing Association to meet residents and discuss policies.

  • Article: Dec 1, 2019
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats via UK Liberal Democrats

    Today we stand together as a global community to mark World AIDS Day.

    AIDS is a global health challenge and there are currently more than 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK.

    As a nation, we have made great strides in minimising the physical, psychological and societal impact of HIV. And thanks to the hard work of researchers, our understanding of HIV has grown significantly.

  • Article: Dec 1, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    More than 700 people die while homeless each year. It is the most shameful example of the failure of our housing and welfare systems.

    The Conservatives just don't seem to care. They are sitting on their hands, failing to protect the most vulnerable people in society.

    The latest government figures show that, under the Conservatives, the number of rough sleepers in England on a single night has risen by 31% since 2015, to 4,677. In 2018, 1,320 people were prosecuted under the Vagrancy Act, according to the homelessness charity Crisis.