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  • Sheep in Rutland (sheep)
    Article: Dec 6, 2019

    A no deal Brexit is still the default and will be catastrophic for our farmers, food and drink industry, and for almost every other UK resident other than Boris Johnson's billionaire and oligarch backers, if we do not stop it.

    A report written recently by Lib Dem friends of mine (Antony Hook MEP and Phil Bennion MEP, the latter a farmer) says:

  • Article: Dec 6, 2019

    What a year we've had!

    2019 has been a record year for membership. People from all parties and none have joined our campaign to stop Brexit.

    We deserve better than two old parties who take our country for granted.

    We won the Brecon and Radnorshire Parliamentary by-election in the summer, cutting Boris Johnson's majority.

  • Article: Dec 6, 2019

    The Independent looks at 50 benefits it has brought, and asks: "What has Europe done for us?"

    1 The end of war between European nations

    2 Democracy is now flourishing in 27 countries

    3 Once-poor countries, such as Ireland, Greece and Portugal, are prospering

    4 The creation of the world's largest internal trading market

  • Balloons
    Article: Dec 6, 2019

    Come and help campaign for the Liberal Democrats in Melton Mowbray town centre, Oakham Town centre and Uppingham Town Centre.

    Bring your rosettes, your posters, your cameras or just yourselves.

    We shall have a surprise.

    Melton: 10.00 and 16.30 meet outside the pork pie shop

    Oakham: 11.30 and 15.00 meet in the Market Place near the Whipper Inn

  • Article: Dec 6, 2019
    An Apology
    Our election leaflet delivered by Royal Mail included a photograph of Dr Carol Weaver with our three Rutland Councillors, taken outside the Rutland County Council offices in Oakham. We did not intend to suggest that Rutland County Council in any way endorsed our candidate or our party. We apologise unreservedly to the electorate if any such impression was created, and to the Council for not seking their explicit permission to take and use the photograph.
  • Article: Dec 5, 2019

    Our country and our businesses deserve better than a choice between a hard Brexit under Johnson or the hard left under Corbyn.

    Both parties would damage businesses through their plans to end free movement and deprive our fast-growing businesses of the talent they need to compete globally.

    The Liberal Democrats are the natural party of business, with a clear plan to stop Brexit, save free movement and focus on addressing the real issues facing our economy.

    We will build a brighter future by securing the UK's place as a global research powerhouse, supporting our entrepreneurs, and creating good jobs in new and growing industries.

  • Article: Dec 5, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    There are just days to go until the UK goes to the polls in the 2019 general election. Now, more than ever, it's crucial that we stop Boris Johnson in his pursuit of a hard Brexit and a far-right Conservative government.

    If you weren't already convinced, here are just a few things Johnson would do to Britain if he manages to stay in No. 10 and why we must stop him.

  • Article: Dec 3, 2019
    By Jo Swinson

    As a Party we are clear: people with disabilities must have the opportunity to fully participate in every aspect of society

    3rd December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. A day set aside to promote the rights and well-being of people with disabilities.

    Let us use today to increase our understanding of disabilities which can be physical, mental, sensory or cognitive.

  • Article: Dec 1, 2019

    Welcome to the 'Twelve Lies of Brexit', where we will be unwrapping the biggest porkies told by senior Leave politicians.

    Let's start with the obvious:

    1. The lie on the side of a bus

    Perhaps the most famous of the Brexit lies, Boris Johnson championed an outlandish, fraudulent promise on the side of his Vote Leave bus in 2016.

  • Article: Dec 1, 2019

    Welcome to the 'Twelve Lies of Brexit', where we will be unwrapping the biggest porkies told by senior Leave politicians.

    Let's start with the obvious:

    1. The lie on the side of a bus

    Perhaps the most famous of the Brexit lies, Boris Johnson championed an outlandish, fraudulent promise on the side of his Vote Leave bus in 2016.

  • Article: Dec 1, 2019

    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.

  • Dr Weaver and Dr Bennion MEP
    Article: Dec 1, 2019

    by Parliamentary Candidate Dr Carol Weaver, author of 'The Politics of the Black Sea Region'

    Hello! Today I'd like to talk to you about our democracy, which is not one of the best in the world (around 14th) but we need to ensure that we keep what we have after 12th December 2019 and not turn into an illiberal democracy or even a captured state such as some of those in the Black Sea Region.

  • Article: Nov 30, 2019

    New analysis has revealed how much UK police rely on vital EU crime-fighting measures.
    Yet Boris Johnson's reckless Brexit plans threaten to cut the UK off.

    Over the past five years, UK police forces and prosecutors have used the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) to arrest over 6,600 criminal fugitives.

  • Article: Nov 30, 2019

    Boris Johnson's interview with LBC exposed yet again how Boris Johnson can't be trusted and is simply not fit for the office of Prime Minister.

    Whether it was on nurses, hospitals or Brexit, Johnson spent an hour lying through his teeth. We've highlighted ten of his mistruths...

    1. 50,000 new nurses

    Johnson continues to peddle the Tory fantasy that they will recruit 50,000 new nurses. He clearly can't do basic maths when 19,000 of this figure is comprised by nurses who already work in the NHS.

  • Article: Nov 30, 2019
    By Brian Paddick

    Too many people feel unsafe in their own homes and walking down their local streets. So many communities feel exposed and vulnerable.

    The Conservatives' cuts to police numbers have contributed to a rise in violence and decimated community policing. 47% of people say they never see police foot patrols, up from 30% in 2014-15.