by Zoe O'Connell on Fri, 20 Jul 2018
Federal Conference Committee met this weekend – unusually at Amnesty HQ in London rather than LDHQ – to set the Agenda for Autumn conference in Brighton.
If you have not yet registered, please don’t forget – conference runs from the 15th to 18th September, and you can sign up at https://www.eventsforce.net/autumnconference2018. Or, if you’d like to take advantage of our new refer-a-friend discounts, see https://www.libdems.org.uk/refer_a_friend
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by Liberal Democrats on Thu, 19 Jul 2018
1. He approves of a higher pay rate for men
His statements on the gender pay gap are shocking. He stated, “men work longer hours, die earlier but retire later than women.” He expanded, saying “from the cradle to the grave, men get the raw deal”.
Raab's comments are completely out of touch with reality, plain and simple.
2. He wants to dismantle the Human Rights Act
Dominic Raab has referred to the legislation that grants every UK citizen fundamental rights and freedoms as “rushed” and “flawed”. He attempted to dismantle human rights by introducing a British Bill of Rights which was quickly rejected.
Dominic Raab only values certain liberties and freedoms, and he misses the mark on an entire system of rights that maintains a sense of checks and balances on state abuse of power.
3. He calls feminists “obnoxious bigots”
Let us not forget Raab’s ignorant comments calling feminists the “most obnoxious bigots”.
Raab thinks it is unnecessary to close the equality gap amongst men and women. In fact, he believes if there is an equality gap, it's men who get the short end of the stick and that we need to focus on the issue of improving men’s rights.
He thinks that if women were to be seen as equals in the workforce, many men would be turned off by a women obtaining more success than their male peers. It's the 21st century, Dominic...Read this article on www.libdems.org →
by Liberal Democrats on Wed, 18 Jul 2018
It is a day when we must remember that every person has the power to change the world.
It has been 100 years since Mandela's birth. His dedication to the service of humanity and his contribution to the struggle for democracy continue to inspire millions of people.Read this article on www.libdems.org →
by Jo Swinson on Wed, 18 Jul 2018
Two weeks ago, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. His name is Gabriel and we adore him.Read this article on www.libdems.org →
by Rhiannon Leaman on Tue, 17 Jul 2018
I’m excited to announce our summer campaign pack is coming off the printer and I wanted to share this news with you now so you can begin planning how you are going to use yours.Read this article on www.libdems.org →
by Richard Newby on Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Today the Electoral Commission ruled on what we all knew - Leave cheated.Read this article on www.libdems.org →
by Alistair Carmichael MP on Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Brexit is the most important issue in a generation. And as Liberal Democrats we have taken on the responsibility of stopping it. We’re the only Party united in this aim.
Last night I messed up. The government squeaked home by just 3 votes in a key amendment. It should have been 1.
by Jo Swinson on Mon, 16 Jul 2018
Jo Swinson speaking at the March against TrumpRead this article on www.libdems.org →
by Mary Regnier-Wilson on Mon, 16 Jul 2018
Elections are won or lost on Polling Day. One of our target seats in 2017 should have won their seat, but we didn’t run a proper GOTV campaign for him and he lost by 2 votes. That wasn’t going to happen again.
GOTV (or get out the vote) is the process of getting those people you have identified as potential Lib Dem voters to put their cross in your box.Read this article on www.libdems.org →
by Tom Brake on Mon, 16 Jul 2018
In the next few days, MPs will vote on the Customs (Taxation) and Trade Bills. These bills will be both pivotal to our future relationship with the EU and a battleground for parliamentary democracy itself.Read this article on www.libdems.org →
by Sal Brinton on Sat, 14 Jul 2018
On 23 June thousands of members and supporters of the Lib Dems joined over one hundred thousand marchers in the People’s Vote demonstration to Parliament Square. Your Federal Board curtailed our meeting at HQ to come and join you, and it was a wonderful event! Vince spoke from the platform with strength and conviction, aided with the knowledge that our party is united in wanting both a People’s Vote and an Exit from Brexit.Read this article on www.libdems.org →
by Vince Cable on Fri, 13 Jul 2018
Donald Trump has claimed that the Conservatives' Brexit plan has killed off any chance of a UK-US trade deal.Read this article on www.libdems.org →
by Mary Regnier-Wilson on Thu, 12 Jul 2018
So you have your team, you know who to talk to, but what are you going to tell people, and how are you going to do it.Read this article on www.libdems.org →
by Liberal Democrats on Tue, 10 Jul 2018
Today our MPs had an opposition debate in the House of Commons.
We asked members and supporters of the Liberal Democrats to vote to decide what our opposition debate would be about: a final say on the Brexit deal, how we will fund the NHS into the future, and Trump's visit to the UK.Read this article on www.libdems.org →
by Liberal Democrats on Tue, 10 Jul 2018
Theresa May tried to portray strength as her Cabinet decamped to Chequers to review her Brexit plans. Rebels ministers were warned they would lose their official cars if they resigned, with taxis on standby to shuttle the disloyal back to London.
This was May's moment to bring her Cabinet in line.
For a moment, it appeared that May had managed to quietly stifle dissent. Then the dam broke.
Late Sunday night, the Prime Minister's own Brexit Secretary, David Davis, resigned.
Oops Theresa May.
The British people woke Monday morning to the image of a government in disarray as the PM's chief Brexit negotiator finally jumped ship.
The Tories then held their breath wondering if any other resignations would follow. Coincidentally, people couldn't pin down a certain Foreign Secretary...
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by Tom Brake on Mon, 09 Jul 2018
Bluntly, David Davis' resignation today makes it clear: this government is up shit creek without a paddle.
It is obvious to all - Brexiters and Remainers alike - that Theresa May cannot deliver on Brexit.
This is most important issue in a generation and the government has failed.
"This Government is up s**t creek without a paddle"
There's only one option for them now. Hand Brexit back over to the people to have the final say on the Brexit deal, and include the option to remain in the EU.Read this article on www.libdems.org →
by Nadya Phoenix on Sun, 08 Jul 2018
Today is UK Black Pride, a day to hear from and celebrate those of us who live in the BAME-LGBT intersection.
I am one of these people.Read this article on www.libdems.org →
by Mary Regnier-Wilson on Fri, 06 Jul 2018
The last article talked about building your team - once you’ve got them you have to give them something to do. Delivering leaflets is essential, but the most effective thing we can do to get people to vote for us is talk to them.Read this article on www.libdems.org →
by Bansri Buddhdev on Thu, 05 Jul 2018
Last month was the deadline to buy marked register data from your local council for last year’s snap General Election.
So you are now probably in possession of lots of data. But how do you get it into connect?Read this article on www.libdems.org →
by Bansri Buddhdev on Wed, 04 Jul 2018
What is an opposition day debate?
Opposition Days are a chance for opposition party's to decide on a motion for debate in the House of Commons. In most cases the Official Opposition will choose the topic, but this Tuesday we will get to set the agenda and debate an issue of our choosing. We only get to lead opposition day debates once a year, so we want to ensure we use this to debate the issue which is most important to our members.Read this article on www.libdems.org →