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Archive for the ‘European issues’ Category

Another amazing by-election result for the Liberal Democrats has seen the people of Richmond Park in London elect Sarah Olney to Parliament, sending a thumping message to the Conservative Brexit Government. Sarah will be the new MP for the former Conservative strong hold of Richmond Park after she overturned a huge 23,000 vote majority to win. […]

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 Save-our-eu-citizenship petition

by derekdeedman on 21 November, 2016

  I am forwarding the link to this petition, initiated by the European Movement UK, and sent to me by Kate Evans, Chairman of the European Movement Sussex Branch,  in the hope that you will wish to sign up to its important message:http://euromove.org.uk/save-our-eu-citizenship It will be sent to the Prime Minister, who needs to be […]

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A Liberal Britain is a country where…

by derekdeedman on 21 October, 2016

October 20, 2016 – 6:41 pm Mark Pack refers to the excellent grassroots initiative, Your Liberal Britain, which aims to better explain what the Liberal Democrats stand for by drawing together the best ideas from across the party’s membership. It’s latest consultation has just finished, and the full results have now been published. Here is […]

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What Hard Brexit would mean for our food and drink

by derekdeedman on 18 October, 2016

In his latest ‘Brexit Challenge’ paper setting out the details of what leaving the European Union really means, Nick Clegg has turned to the pitfalls facing the UK’s food and drink industry: Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has warned that leaving the European single market would lead the UK “off a cliff towards higher […]

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October 5, 2016 – 7:27 pm Commenting on plans unveiled by the government to force businesses to reveal how many foreign staff they employ, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said: The Government’s plan on foreign workers is a nasty little policy that deserves to be thrown out on the rubbish heap. This threatens to further […]

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Hi Derek, Yesterday, Liam Fox said something that made my blood boil. He said Europeans, living in the UK were “cards” in Brexit negotiations. The idea of hard working people, who’ve moved here, made a life here, contributed to our society being dismissed as “cards” to be played at Liam Fox’s whim sickens me. That’s […]

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By Antony Hook | Tue 13th September 2016 – 7:30 am I cannot recall a political issue since I joined the party in 1998 that has engaged public interest so deeply and for so long as the EU referendum and its aftermath.  Almost 3 months after polling day, you can still hear people you pass at […]

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The Liberal Democrat Plan for Britain in Europe

by derekdeedman on 7 September, 2016

By Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats believe that the British people should have their say on the final Brexit deal in a referendum. Voting for a departure is not the same as voting for a destination. British people have a right to have their say on whether the deal they are […]

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By Caron Lindsay | Wed 31st August 2016 – 2:59 pm We like publishing speeches in full on LDV, partly for the historical record – things can be taken down from the party website if they become inconvenient after the passage of time, but they stay here – and partly because it’s useful to see the whole […]

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July 20, 2016 – 12:01 am When Tim Farron first put together his Shadow Cabinet team, Nick Clegg turned down the offer of a post, judging – rightly – that it was better to give a new party leader more space to build up their own profile first. Now, however, Clegg is returning as a […]

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