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Why we need to ban upskirting

by Wera Hobhouse on Wed, 25 Apr 2018

Upskirting is the act of taking a photo up a woman’s skirt without her consent.

In 2009 it was made illegal in Scotland but shockingly it remains legal in England and Wales.

Authorities can ask a perpetrator to delete the photo but under current law no further prosecution is possible.

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Britain is stronger with the back-stop of EU law

by Richard Newby on Mon, 23 Apr 2018

In the face of further defeats on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, and following further pressure from Peers across the House of Lords, the government has brought forward amendments to ensure that the UK still has the ability to refer to and apply EU guidance for legal matters in our courts going forwards. 

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Third Withdrawal Bill defeat in a week for the Government

by Richard Newby on Mon, 23 Apr 2018

Barnstorming double by-election win!

by Greg Foster on Fri, 20 Apr 2018

The Liberal Democrats won two of the council by-elections that were held last night (with one still to declare!), gaining two seats from the Conservatives!

The Liberal Democrats, under Vince Cable, are winning seats up and down the country and against all opposition - because people know when they elect Liberal Democrats, they're electing someone who'll get things done for their community!

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Vince Cable speech: break-up the big tech monopolies

by Liberal Democrats on Thu, 19 Apr 2018

He criticised the effective monopolies enjoyed by the likes of Google, Facebook, and Amazon - comparing their market dominance to that of big oil companies in the past – and suggested ways they could be broken up.

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Second defeat in one night for the Government on Brexit!

by Richard Newby on Wed, 18 Apr 2018

An amendment providing enhanced protections for employment, equality, health and safety entitlements, rights and protections, and consumer and environmental standards has been passed in the Lords.

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The Government has tonight been defeated in the House of Lords on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill.

An amendment on the customs union supported by the Liberal Democrats, Crossbenchers, Labour, and Conservative peers has passed by 348 votes to 225.

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2016-01-17_Isabelle_Parasram_-_Head_of_Chambers_-_Professional_photo.pngIn November 2017, I was appointed by the Federal Board of the Liberal Democrats as Special Investigation Counsel to conduct an investigation and produce a Report on the handling of sexual impropriety complaints within the Party.

I am pleased that, after a period of being embargoed, the report has now been published and you can access it here.

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Sal Speaks: April 2018

by Sal Brinton on Wed, 18 Apr 2018

April already, so local government election campaigns are getting underway!

Thanks to all our candidates and their teams, out knocking on doors, putting up poster boards and preparing for getting out postal votes later this month ahead of polling day on 3 May.

If you haven’t got elections near you, please offer to help somewhere nearby - every pair of hands is vital, with plenty of different jobs to be done.

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Future Women MP’s Weekend is Back!

by Natalie Chindipha on Wed, 18 Apr 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The location for the Future Women MP's Weekend has now been confirmed as Milton Keynes. Apologies for the delay in confirming. Given the delay we are extending the deadline by 48 HOURS so applications will now close on Tuesday 24th at 23:59!

Empowering and thought-provoking, this intensive training weekend for aspiring female MPs will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to run as a successful candidate.

Many current and former female Lib Dem MPs started their journeys at an FWMP event and you could be next!

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The latest on the Withdrawal Bill

by Richard Newby on Tue, 17 Apr 2018

Having sat through over 100 hours of debate so far in the House of Lords on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, I have been angered by the combination of arrogance and incompetence which has characterised the Government’s response to a very wide range of concerns expressed.

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The Windrush scandal exposes the Home Office's brutality

by Edward Davey on Tue, 17 Apr 2018

The Windrush scandal has exposed the brutality of the Home Office and the Conservatives more clearly than a multitude of other immigration and asylum scandals.

The reason?

The Windrush Generation are British citizens. People who’ve lived here for decades – working, raising families, part of Britain.

Even the Daily Mail has been forced to back their case.

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May should have sought Parliamentary approval

by Vince Cable on Sat, 14 Apr 2018

Be the difference this May

by Shaun Roberts on Fri, 13 Apr 2018

Next month more than 100 local parties are facing council elections. If yours isn't one of them, you can still make a huge difference to the party’s overall local election effort – and help us elect more Liberal Democrats in May.

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There is a secret phenomenon in British politics.
It is occurring in by-elections all over the country, week in, week out, to local authorities from Sunderland to Somerset. Against the Tories. Against Labour. In Leave areas. In Remain areas.
Since the general election in 2017, the Liberal Democrats are up 15 seats, double Labour’s increase of 7, while the Conservatives are tanking – they have lost 18 seats.

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Our approach to Syria

by Vince Cable on Wed, 11 Apr 2018

I am certain that many Britons are as appalled as I am about the horrific scenes coming out of Syria.

The use of chemical weapons is barbaric. It is a crime against humanity and it is a clear violation of international law.

The Liberal Democrats are an internationalist, outward-looking party - and part of that is being willing to play our part in upholding international law.

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8 ways Lib Dems are changing the world

by Will Dyer on Fri, 06 Apr 2018

Elect a local champion on the 3rd May

by Vince Cable on Thu, 05 Apr 2018

There is a secret phenomenon in British politics.
It is occurring in by-elections all over the country, week in, week out, to local authorities from Sunderland to Somerset.
Against the Tories. Against Labour. In Leave areas. In Remain areas.

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To everyone celebrating Passover, Chag Pesach Sameach!

by Vince Cable on Fri, 30 Mar 2018

Swinson’s report, which outlines the use of plastics by all major Easter egg manufacturers, highlights the need for companies to cut down the use of plastics to protect our oceans and reduce the amount of unnecessary plastic waste ending up in landfills.


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