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  • Danielle H&S
    Article: Jan 3, 2021
    By Phil Smith

    Liberal Democrat Derby City councillor Danielle Lind, Chair of Children and Young People Scrutiny Board & Children and Young People Champion has written to Cllr Williams (Portfolio holder for Children and Young People) & Cllr Poulter (Leader of Derby City Council) calling on them to close primary schools in Derby from tomorrow 4th January and move to remote learning.

  • Article: Dec 30, 2020
    By Ed Davey - Leader of the Liberal Democrats

    It is clear that this is a bad deal that will make people's lives poorer.

    Liberal Democrats will vote against this deal

    So the Liberal Democrats will vote against it.

    This botched deal leaves the services sector in limbo and is the only 'free' trade deal in history to put up barriers and increase red tape, bringing long delays and higher costs.

  • Article: Dec 30, 2020
    By Ed Davey

    Today, we have tabled a series of amendments to the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill that demand the Government protect British businesses, the rights of UK nationals and ensure Parliament has proper scrutiny over the future relationship agreement.

    By allowing Parliament just a few hours to debate the trade deal he Government has committed an affront to our democracy.

  • Article: Dec 26, 2020

    Boris Johnson promised to make people better off, but his deal will make us all poorer.

    This is a threadbare deal - bad for jobs, security, and our environment

    This deal is threadbare, bad for jobs, business, security, and our environment. It is the only 'free' trade deal in history to put up barriers to trade and leaves the services sector in limbo.

  • Article: Dec 22, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    2020 has been an extremely difficult and upsetting year for everyone.

    The extra pressures carers face over the festive season can be exhausting.

    While people up and down the country typically use the festive period to relax after a busy year, the Government's continued failures have caused further heartbreak and stress.

  • Article: Dec 19, 2020

    My heart goes out to the millions of families who after a very tough year were looking forward to Christmas with some sense of normality.

    The sad fact is the Prime Minister has caused more upset by yet again acting too late.

    The writing was on the wall last week when we asked Boris Johnson to listen to the scientists. He was warned that, if he had to cancel Christmas, he mustn't leave it to the last minute.

  • Article: Dec 19, 2020

    At a recent meeting of The Federal International Relations Committee, I had the chance to recount what I've been doing in the past couple of years (almost!) as party Vice President.

    It's been my privilege to serve since first being elected to the role in 2019 and then again, in 2020, and I had been invited to speak on how we, as a party, can reach out to ethnic minority and other minority group members, how we handle situations where two opposing groups want exclusive public support and how we can cross cultural divides.

  • Article: Dec 18, 2020

    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: @LibDemWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 14th December

    Monday 14th December

    Monday Morning = Hancock Statement.

  • Article: Dec 18, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    On International Migrants Day and every day, we should celebrate the enormous contributions that people from all over the world make to the UK's culture, economy and communities.

    The UK's immigration system is broken, and it's hurting everyone.

    Sadly, though, the UK's immigration system is broken, and it is hurting everyone.

  • Article: Dec 17, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    Boris Johnson's chaotic and confused approach to Brexit is putting British jobs and our future at risk.

    We shouldn't be in this situation.

    But Johnson didn't do his homework. He's making a mess of EU negotiations just like he's made a mess of his coronavirus response.

    The British people deserve better.