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  • Article: Jan 8, 2021

    Like you, I watched domestic terrorists and insurrectionists storm the US Capitol last night with a sense of horror and shock.

    I watched with a sense of horror and shock

    A symbol of democracy worldwide was shown to be fragile, vulnerable.

    It is a stark reminder that will remain etched in our memories.

  • Article: Jan 7, 2021

    The chaotic incompetence of a government that declares schools safe on a Sunday, sends children back for a day and then closes them is the sort of thing that should be the domain of political fiction.

    Sadly and tragically, it's the government we suffer from in Westminster. It is a reminder about how important it is that we recover as a party, and a spur to our efforts to ensure we do our part in defeating the Conservatives at the ballot box.

  • Article: Jan 7, 2021

    Our intervention comes amidst growing concern for safety in schools, including headteachers launching legal action to force ministers to reveal data behind the decision for some schools to reopen.

    Time and time again, this Government has squandered opportunities to get ahead of the virus in schools.

  • Article: Jan 7, 2021

    The Conservatives have consistently failed to support such a measure, risking future trade deals that could permit the import of food that fails to meet the UK's high standards.

    Farmers across the country are worried about their future

    This puts significant pressure on British farmers.

    Farmers across the country are worried about their future - they're worried that the UK will be flooded with poor quality food that undercuts the food they produce to high environmental and animal welfare standards.

  • Article: Jan 7, 2021
    By Layla Moran

    Reports that the 25th amendment may be invoked to remove Donald Trump from office reaffirm what we already knew: Donald Trump is not and has never been fit to hold the office of President.

  • Article: Jan 7, 2021
    By Jack Coulson

    Party Awards recognise publicly those who have given the party outstanding service and commitment in the past year. They are presented at Conference and each winner receives a trophy to keep.

    You can watch last autumn's presentation ceremony here!

    We present three awards at Spring Conference, and five at Autumn Conference. You can nominate someone by clicking here. The upcoming awards are:

  • Article: Jan 7, 2021
    By Robin Rea

    Unpaid carers are doing a remarkable and important job in very difficult circumstances. They deserve our support.

    But many carers are facing extreme financial hardship.

    900,000 full-time unpaid carers rely on Carer's Allowance - but at just £67.25 a week, it's just not nearly enough.

    In November, the Liberal Democrats launched a campaign calling on the UK Government to immediately raise Carer's Allowance by £1,000 a year, the same as the uplift in Universal Credit. To make this campaign a success, we need local parties up and down the country to make it part of their campaigns.

  • Article: Jan 4, 2021

    This is the public health policy the Prime Minister should have announced before Christmas.

    But yet again, Boris Johnson ducked the difficult decisions, failed to listen to experts and acted too late.

    Just yesterday morning Johnson was telling parents that schools were safe and children should definitely go. Today he is telling us that they must all move to remote learning but without any proper future plan.

The Liberal Democrats are the only party fighting to keep Britain open, tolerant and united.

Open means open-hearted, open-minded, forward-looking, modern, green, internationalist and pro-European. We believe Britain is at its best when it is creative, innovative and outward-looking, comfortable in the fast-changing modern world and open to the opportunities and challenges of globalisation and the digital revolution.

Tolerant means diverse, compassionate and generous. We will always fight injustice and stand up for the underdog, the outsider, the individual, the minority and the vulnerable against the powerful.

United means we will always put the interests of the whole United Kingdom first. We reject the divisions in society, whether between young and old, urban and rural, leave and remain, or between regions and nations. We believe we are stronger - as communities, as a country and as a world - when we work together in our common interest.

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