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  • Article: Feb 24, 2021
    By Layla Moran

    25 years ago our former leader Paddy Ashdown laid out the stakes for Britain's position in the world:

    Britain's role as the bulwark against tyranny in two wars this century was not a product of isolationism. It was the natural response of a nation used to engaging in the world and certain about its role as a European power.

  • Article: Feb 22, 2021

    Millions of people across the country have made untold sacrifices in the past year.

    Boris Johnson must not squander the months of sacrifice by millions of people and businesses across the country

    People have been isolated from their families, hundreds of thousands of businesses have been shuttered and our precious freedoms have been curtailed.

  • Article: Feb 18, 2021
    By Liberal Democrats

    During this pandemic, carers have stepped up in very difficult circumstances to look after elderly, disabled and vulnerable people.

    Carer's Allowance is just £67 a week. It's just not nearly enough.

    Unpaid carers in particular are doing a remarkable and important job looking after our loved ones.

    But many carers are facing extreme financial hardship.

  • Article: Feb 18, 2021
    By LGBT+ Liberal Democrats

    Just like with Black History Month (October) or Disability History Month (which runs from November into December), it's typically filled with events (check ours out here) and discussion. LGBT+ History Month reminds us of the progress we've made, but also warns us about the injustices that we have only recently escaped - and injustices that are still with us.

  • Article: Feb 15, 2021
    By Ed Davey - Leader of the Liberal Democrats

    During this pandemic, millions of people have stepped up heroically to look after elderly, disabled and vulnerable people.

    Most carers are simply exhausted during coronavirus. Most haven't had a single break since the pandemic began.

    A recent survey by Carers UK found that 81% of carers are spending more time on their caring responsibilities during the pandemic, mainly because the needs of the person they are caring for have increased or because the local care services they rely on have been reduced or closed.

  • Event: Mar 20, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Spring Federal Conference via Hopin

    Disability Equality Training for Local Parties and Candidates

    Understanding the Social model of disability, with key examples, and looking at recruiting disabled candidates to stand in elections.

    A must for every local party that wants to truly represent their constituency.

    Led by David Buxton, co-founder of LDDA and a PPC

  • Lib Dem campaigners including disabled people
    Event: Mar 20, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Lib Dem Spring Conference via Hopin

    Discussion led by Julie Adnams Hatch with Victoria Evans and Helen Walker:

    Are Disabled People too much bother in an election? Should they be involved as candidates or in other roles?

    Looking at unconscious bias and open discrimination.

    Open to all conference attendees - come and join in what promises to be a lively discussion.

  • Article: Feb 15, 2021
    By Chinese Liberal Democrats

    For all of us, 2020 was a difficult year; some of us touched by death and many by loss of income, wellbeing and self-worth. So much has changed, and yet not changed.

    Those of us with memories of SARS watched in concern at the British Government late and botched efforts to tackle COVID. We saw COVID-related hate crime spike as Chinese people were shunned, and verbally and physically assaulted. Internet memes depicting Chinese people as sources of COVID were widely shared.

  • Adam Robertson, Diversity Lead for East of England Lib Dems (Adam Robertson)
    Article: Feb 15, 2021
    By Adam Robertson

    The Liberal Democrats Disability Association calls upon the Governement to reinstate immediately the EnAble Fund for Disabled Candidates running for Public Office. The current restrictions on political campaigning due to Covid-19 have seen disabled candidates being unfairly disadvantaged. LDDA believes that the current Conservative Government is not fulfilling the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities which sets out that disabled people have the right to 'participate effectively and fully in political life on an equal basis with others.'

  • Article: Feb 12, 2021

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

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    Weekly Whip w/c 8th February

    Monday 8th February

    Two Urgent Questions were accepted on Monday morning.