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Dear Derek, I always find the summer break offers a good time for reflection. We’ve dashed through the first half of the year and now is the opportunity to take stock and recharge our batteries before we approach the autumn period. And what a lot to reflect on. The results of this year’s General Election show us […]

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The following is a sample from the weekly EU Insider Briefing sent to full European Movement UK members every Monday. Please consider joining us to receive the full briefing and help support our work. The European Movement UK, founded in 1949, provides a voice for those who believe the UK’s interests are best served from inside the […]

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By Caron Lindsay | Sat 1st July 2017 – 4:35 pm Vince Cable is likely to be the sole nominee for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats. It is good to see, though, that he’s behaving like he is in a contest. He’s aware of what’s on the minds of members and activists  and responds accordingly. People had raised […]

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  By Caron Lindsay | Wed 21st June 2017 – 11:04 pm The LibDem Press Office has issued a veritable storm of press releases in response to the Queen’s Speech today. Here’s a round-up of what our key figures said about their areas of expertise. Tim Farron looked at the whole speech and was unimpressed: “This slimmed […]

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Six tests on Brexit Labour have already failed

by derekdeedman on 28 March, 2017

By Liberal Democrats Mar 27, 2017 2:03 The Liberal Democrats have highlighted six tests that the Labour party have already failed on Brexit, in response to Keir Starmer’s speech today. These include failing to oppose the Government’s hard Brexit plans, stand up for Britain’s membership of the Single Market or give the British people the […]

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Lib Dem Conference MARCH 19, 2017 – 12:45 PM Where will liberal pro-Europeans, a group that includes people, even MPs, from across Labour, Conservative, Green, Lib Dem and no party, end up at the next general election? Will they be split ineffectually across many parties, will they coalesce around a new party or will the […]

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Labour fail to back Single Market in House of Lords vote

by derekdeedman on 28 February, 2017

Joe Otten | Tue 28th February 2017 – 11:24 am A cross party amendment to keep Britain in the Single Market was lost yesterday by 299 votes to 136 after Labour Lords who voted were mostly against, and Conservatives turned out in greater numbers. Liberal Democrat leader in the Lords Dick Newby commented. By far the […]

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15th February 2017 The House of Lords may be in no mood to threaten the bill as a whole; but the chance of amendment is strong, says Liberal Democrat peer, Lord Teverson. The upper house has been threatened will dissolution if it doesn’t deliver the Prime Minister’s preferred version of Brexit says Lord Teverson Credit: […]

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By Lord William Wallace | Mon 13th February 2017 – 11:55 am Active Liberal Democrats should read the Daily Mail.  You need to know where issues that dominate the news have come from. Even more under this Conservative government than under Tony Blair, the Mail sets much of our political tone and agenda; it’s the newspaper from which […]

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 “Last night Labour MPs backed the Conservatives in voting to trigger Article 50, the start of the formal process of Britain leaving the European Union. They did so even though Theresa May has chosen to pursue a hard Brexit, which will mean ripping Britain out of the single market – something that no one voted […]

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