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Archive for the ‘Civil Rights’ Category

By Caron Lindsay | Fri 9th March 2018 – 1:25 pm New stats from the Department for Work and Pensions show that not far off two thirds of decisions that people are fit for work are overturned on appeal.  Now, think about it. You have to go through a stressful assessment process. You get your decision. You then […]

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By Mark Valladares | Mon 22nd January 2018 – 12:15 pm As noted earlier, a change to the format, in that I’ll be looking back at the highlights of the last week in the Lords and briefly pointing out the likely big issues in the week ahead. I may not get it all right… We’ll start with […]

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LIb Dems standing up for the rights of EU citizens

by derekdeedman on 28 January, 2017

On Thursday peers debated the issue of the UK Withdrawal from the EU and Potential Withdrawal from the Single Market on the rights of European Union citizens living in this country and the United Kingdom’s future economic requirements. Robin Teverson warned that whilst the Conservative Party may pitch themselves as the party of families they are […]

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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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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 Caron Lindsay | Wed 7th September 2016 – 7:11 pm Theresa May has not even been Prime Minister for two months. However, she is already displaying a complacency in power that is quite chilling. At only her second Prime Minister’s Questions, she had this to say to Jeremy Corbyn: What we do know is […]

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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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Why Britain is better off in the EU

by derekdeedman on 10 June, 2016

There is a positive, patriotic case to be made why Britain is better off in Europe. Together we have delivered decades of peace and prosperity and created the world’s largest ever trading area that has led to cheaper flights, lower mobile roaming charges and the opportunity to live, work and retire across the continent. Together […]

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