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  • Article: Jun 27, 2020

    Every year, I spend this day thinking about my dad who fought in Burma during the Second World War.

    Each and every one of us has a connection to the Armed Forces - even if you don't have a family member who served in the past, or who serves now, I can safely say that you will have benefited from the Forces' commitment to our safety.

  • Article: Jun 26, 2020

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

    For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 22nd June

    Monday 22nd June

    This was another week where the business was light, although there were a few important UQs and statements.

  • Article: Jun 26, 2020

    We've been inspired by some of the tremendous efforts that our party activists have taken over the past few months.

    Coronavirus has hit communities hard across the country. Early on in the lockdown, as a party we decided to turn our traditional campaigning army into a non-political community taskforce, with the aim of helping the most vulnerable during this difficult time.

  • Article: Jun 25, 2020

    Lockdown may mean that we can't march this Pride, but at London Lib Dems we're still determined to celebrate and get together for #PrideInside.

    On 27 June - the day that would have been the day of London Pride - please join us for our very own Pride Inside - open to Lib Dem members across the country.

  • Article: Jun 25, 2020

    It's been a month since the murder of George Floyd. His death has sparked a global conversation about the discrimination faced by black people every day.

    Other times, you struggle to find words to explain the deep hurt, so you stay silent.

    Black women have had to deal with both gender and racial discrimination all their lives. To us, the current discussion is nothing new; it is our everyday experience, often only discussed when amongst your black friends. These forums are where we talk about the constant policing and judgement of everything from our hair, our clothes, our body and of course, the tone of our voice. Dealing with microaggressions (covert, subtle slights which demean, belittle and ridicule marginalised groups) is normal for us. The list is endless; from being mistaken for another black woman at work and at Party Conference, to being told "you're pretty... for a dark-skinned woman" or that you should stand for election in a posh area because "you speak quite well".

  • Article: Jun 25, 2020

    George Floyd was murdered by police in Minneapolis a month ago today.

    Seeing his last few moments and hearing his final words broadcast across the globe has sparked a renewed revulsion at continuing racial injustice and focused attention on the Black Lives Matter movement.

    For those of us who do not have to confront racism and discrimination every day in anything we do it has been a long overdue wake up call that we still have work to do to wipe out inequality in this country.

  • Article: Jun 24, 2020

    To stand for leader, candidates have to secure a nomination from an MP, as well as 200 members, from at least 20 local parties.

    Any member can nominate a candidate and who you've nominated isn't made public.

    If you'd like to nominate a candidate, here's what to do:

    1: Request your nomination code

    If you'd like to nominate a candidate, you'll need your nomination code. This code is unique to you - so please keep it safe.

  • Article: Jun 23, 2020

    It's been four years since the EU referendum and the UK has left the EU.

    Liberal Democrats are passionately pro-European and while this is a hard pill to swallow for many of us, the issues now at hand are not about Leave or Remain.

    It is unthinkable that the government would rush through a half-heated deal, or worse get no deal at all.

  • Article: Jun 22, 2020

    Seventy-two years ago today, HMS Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. Its arrival marked a significant moment in British History. Many of the passengers on-board came from the Caribbean, by invitation, to support the reconstruction of our country. Their hard work and skills would later bolster the economy, fill labour shortages and help establish our National Health Service.

  • Article: Jun 20, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    World Refugee Day is an important reminder that we must do all we can to protect people forced to flee their homes to escape war and persecution.

    People who've come to the UK having fled war or persecution should be welcomed with compassion and enabled to contribute to our society.

    The UK has a proud history of providing sanctuary to those in need, but now the Conservative Government is turning its back on refugees and failing to live up to our obligations to them.