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  • Article: Sep 25, 2019

    We've done it. Parliament is open again.

    At the Supreme Court, we defeated Boris Johnson's illegal attempt to silence the will of the people.

    The message is clear. Boris Johnson cannot undo democracy.

    We need to do this because we can't trust the Prime Minister to obey the law.

    So what happens next? Today, Lib Dem MPs are back in Parliament to hold the government to account. Our priority is clear - we're going to stop Brexit.

  • Article: Sep 25, 2019

    1. Corbyn's campaigning

    To say Jeremy Corbyn's campaigning efforts in the 2016 EU referendum were lacklustre would be putting it very generously.

    Despite certain Labour figures claiming that they were a 'Remain party', voters were kept in the dark about their real stance, with Corbyn famously labelling his enthusiasm for staying in the EU as a "seven, or seven and a half out of 10".

  • Article: Sep 24, 2019

    The Supreme Court has made it's ruling - the prorogation of Parliament was illegal.

    MPs should be allowed to scrutinise the Government without having their voices silenced. This is the basis for our democracy.

    The Conservatives' authoritarian power grab wasn't just illegal, it was downright wrong.

    The Conservatives' authoritarian power grab wasn't just illegal, it was downright wrong. Parliament - not the Government - is sovereign, and this cynical attempt to stop MPs from doing their job was simply outrageous.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2019

    This week is National Inclusion Week, a national event designed to celebrate diversity and explore new ways to make all aspects of community life as inclusive as possible.

    The Liberal Democrats are an inclusive party: striving to create a free and open society is one of the cornerstones of our constitution. We believe that this is key to both individual and national prosperity.

  • Bi Visibility Day 2018 - Northwest Liberal Democrats
    Article: Sep 23, 2019

    On Bi Visibility Day, our exec member Holly writes:

    Our culture presumes everyone is either heterosexual or homosexual. But like most binaries, this misses out a lot of people (as Lib Dems, we're probably all sick of being treated like we're either "Tories really" or "Labour really"). This is one reason 23 September is celebrated as Bi Visibility Day.

  • Article: Sep 23, 2019

    When human beings are persecuted for their sexuality, their gender identity or their beliefs - or all of these - and forced to flee their homes, we must do all we can to protect them.

    The Home Office's treatment of LGBT+ asylum seekers is appalling

    The UK has a long and proud record of providing sanctuary to refugees, but the Home Office's treatment of LGBT+ asylum seekers is appalling.

  • Article: Sep 21, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats are the strongest Remain party in the UK - and we demand better than Brexit.

    If you think our country is heading in the wrong direction, and you want to change things, you can. Join us.

  • Article: Sep 21, 2019

    The last 24 hours have been a bit, well, odd.

    Most of the British political establishment seems to be whipping themselves into a frenzy over our member's decision to revoke article 50 if we win the next election.

    First, an audience member at #BBCQT asked this:

  • Article: Sep 21, 2019
    By Sal Brinton

    At Conference I marked your - our members and supporters - amazing contribution over the last six months since Spring Conference and I want to repeat my thanks to all of you in this newsletter.

    We asked you to all go on the Stop Brexit march on 20 March to make it clear we are the strongest Remain party. You did that.

  • Article: Sep 19, 2019

    Britain's railways are essential to everyday life - they transport millions to and from work and around the country day in, day out.

    Unfortunately, all too often our trains are late, crowded or cancelled. Ticketing is a confusing mess and the railways and their rolling stock are in desperate need of investment.