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  • Article: Nov 20, 2020

    "Stay European" Conference
    4.00pm - 4.55pm, Saturday 21st November

    Green Liberal Democrats - "Europe and the Environment"

    Green Liberal Democrats have been asked by the campaigning group "Stay European"* to organise a fringe session for their conference on Saturday 21st November. Rather than keeping the session to themselves "Stay European" have kindly opened the session to others who may be interested. You can register for the conference HERE and a Zoom link will be sent to you for the meeting.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2020

    Federal Conference Committee met for the morning of Saturday 14 the November 2020. The meeting was designed to pick up on issues that arose from the Autumn Conference feedback meeting that took place in October.

    At the feedback meeting, the FCC had decided that Spring Conference would take place online. We will be using the Hopin platform and conference will operate in a very similar manner to Autumn Conference.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2020

    Today the Government announced their Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.

    Sadly, it fails to undo the damage the Conservatives have done to the UK's progress on climate change over the past five years.

    We need a long term plan backed by meaningful funding.

    Their plan not only pledges to continue selling fossil fuel powered hybrid cars past 2030 but it also extends the Green Homes Grant by just one year.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2020
    By Mark Pack

    Disability History Month is an important opportunity to remember how far we have come in the battle for disability rights and equality.

    There is still a long road ahead to ensure equality and inclusion for disabled people.

    It is also a time to honour those who have led the way forward, defied stereotypes and contributed so much to the success of our country.

  • Article: Nov 17, 2020

    With coronavirus putting the most vulnerable in our communities at risk, we must ensure no one is left behind.

    2020 has seen a sharp rise in rough sleeping. Without a home to stay in, these people are at a higher risk of catching the virus and have no way to self-isolate.

    The homelessness crisis is not new, and is not going away once we defeat Covid.

  • Article: Nov 16, 2020
    By L.G.B.T.+ Exec

    13 November marks the beginning of Trans Awareness Week.

    Started in 1988, this week is for amplifying the voices of trans people, and for advocating an end to the discrimination and prejudice that trans people still face today. The week ends with Trans Day of Remembrance, on 20 November, which honours the memory of the lives of trans people whose lives were lost to violence and bigotry that year.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2020

    Across the country, homes will be adorned with wonderful decorations and Diyas will be lit - all marking the festival of lights.

    For Hindu communities this is also the start of the Hindu New Year - an important time to sit back and reflect on the past year and look ahead to future opportunities.

    Diwali marks the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. 2020 has been a dark year for many of us and Diwali's message that light will triumph in the end resonates with many of us, regardless of our faith or worldview.

  • Article: Nov 13, 2020

    This week culminates in the Trans Day of Remembrance - a day set aside to remember the lives lost as a result of transphobia and anti-trans violence.

    Globally, trans rights are eroding and rates of suicide and self harm in the community are alarming. Far too many live in constant fear of physical violence and persecution. This is unacceptable.

  • Article: Nov 12, 2020

    Time and again the Chinese Government has shown its utter disdain for the Joint Declaration.

    The disqualification of elected lawmakers in Hong Kong is reprehensible and marks another step in China's work to end democracy and freedom on the peninsula.

    The 'one country, two systems' is disappearing before our eyes.

  • Article: Nov 11, 2020

    EAST MIDLANDS LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

    Autumn Regional Conference and AGM - Saturday 21st November

    ******BOOKING OPEN******

    Agenda:

    11:45am: Introduction & Welcome

    12noon-12:40pm: 'Lessons from the US elections for the Lib Dems'
    Strategy Session and Q&A with Party President, Dr Mark Pack

    12:40-1:30pm: Lunchbreak

  • Article: Nov 11, 2020

    On Wednesday 11th November, Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey and Liberal Democrat Health, Wellbeing and Social Care Spokesperson Munira Wilson took part in an open meeting with Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson and other representatives from Liverpool City Council.

    Chaired by Leader of the Liverpool Liberal Democrats, Councillor Richard Kemp, they discussed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in Liverpool, including the latest developments in the roll out of the new testing regime across the city.

  • Article: Nov 11, 2020

    It will end EU free movement on 31st December - taking away the rights of British people to live, work and study across Europe, and the rights of EU citizens to come here to do the same.

    The Bill itself doesn't set out what will come after free movement ends. But we already know that Priti Patel's immigration plans will be a disaster for the small businesses that power the UK economy.

  • Article: Nov 11, 2020

    Like the rest of our wonderful NHS and care staff, thousands of people from other countries have been on the frontline throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

    Foreign nationals working in the NHS deserve the right to remain in the UK.

    We cannot thank them enough for the brave and tireless work they are doing in such difficult circumstances and under such intense pressure.

  • Gale Waller equalities 2
    Article: Nov 11, 2020
    By Gale Waller

    On 9 November 2020 Rutland County Council passed a motion to update its Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion statement and enshrine this statement into the Council's policy framework. After all, the first piece of equalities legislation was passed 50 years ago and the Disabilities Discrimination Act 25 years ago this weekend. The fact that we are still talking about it clearly demonstrates that despite the legislation, as a society we still have some way to go to achieve equality for all.

  • Article: Nov 10, 2020

    I should start with a word of thanks - in fact, many words of thanks - to Kirsty Williams. She has announced that she will be standing down at the Welsh Senedd elections next May. As such a successful education minister in Wales, she is a daily demonstration of the difference that Liberal Democrats in power make. A consistently powerful voice for liberalism through all her many years of service, she has made such a big difference to so many lives. Thank you, Kirsty.