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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 f...
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...
Liberal Democrats have voted with a majority of cross-party Peers in the House of Lords to inflict another defeat on the government.An amendment to retain the Charter of Fundamental Rights in UK law was successfully moved and is the third defeat for th...
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 a...
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."Data is the new oil. Data is the raw m...
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 concern...
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.The defeat for...
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.This is the second defeat today for the government in th...
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...
In 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...
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 F...
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...
Riding the coattails of an erratic US President is no substitute for a mandate from the House of Commons.The Prime Minister could and should have recalled Parliament this week and sought the approval of MPs before proceeding.Liberal Democrats stood rea...
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.Sorry, the rest of this...
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 ge...
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 i...
1. Working to end homelessness being criminalised.Vagrancy isn't a word we often use in the 21st Century. That's why the law that makes homelessness a crime dates back to the 19th century. Layla Moran MP, our excellent MP for Oxford West and Abingdon h...
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 gen...
Millions of Jewish families and friends across the world will come together tonight to celebrate Passover.They will reflect on the struggle of the Jewish people to be free.For people of all faiths and none, the story told at Passover is a reminder of t...
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 landfill...