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Nick Clegg’s brilliant speech on Article 50 Bill

by derekdeedman on 1 February, 2017

By Caron Lindsay | Wed 1st February 2017 – 10:22 am on Liberal Democrat Voice I am so proud of Nick Clegg who made one of the speeches of his life, and one of the best I have ever heard in Parliament, in the Article 50 Bill yesterday. You would hope that such a momentous decision would […]

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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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It’s official. In a speech on Tuesday, Theresa May will announce she’s pushing for a Hard Brexit, that includes the UK leaving the single market. That will be a disaster for jobs, for businesses and for our economy – and we cannot let it happen. Can you help us fight back against a hard Brexit […]

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By Katharine Pindar  in Liberal Democrat Voice, Mon 5th December 2016 – 1:11 pm “More than 2000 years ago, so the story goes, angels sang ‘Goodwill towards all mankind.’ It’s a sentiment that Liberal Democrats can generally support. The point I want to suggest, however, is that the British people feel an increasing goodwill towards us, […]

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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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