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I'm often asked why I first joined the Liberal Democrats and I have often answered with the word 'Brexit'. But whilst it was true that devastating result of the EU Referendum in 2016 was the catalyst for me joining the party, it really encompasses many...
If you also demand better from our country - then come and join us.
On Tuesday 18th September 2018, I attended for the first time a party conference in Brighton with the Liberal Democrats. This is all thanks to an initiative set by the Patchwork Foundation which encourages and funds young Black, Asian and Minority Ethn...
Party Conference is over, and we have left Brighton after an excellent four days. Over the Conference we have listened, spoken, debated matters fiercely, and voted on party policy.Over 300 members attended Conference for the first time, and many of the...
The more Theresa May tries to sound defiant, the more desperate she seems.After her weak and rattled statement in Salzburg yesterday, Number 10 had little choice but to send her out for a second take today. But this latest attempt to cast herself as a ...
A year ago I invited the Diocese of Oxford to listen to God through a particular passage of Scripture: the beatitudes of Matthew 5.1-10. We are exploring our call to be a more Christ-like Church for the sake of God’s world: more contemplative, more com...
EU External Affairs Sub-Committee publish report, Brexit: the customs challenge
With two months to go until the midterm elections, I have conducted a 6,000-sample poll of American voters to provide a snapshot of the national mood as the campaigns get fully into gear. To start with the biggest-picture question of all, is the countr...
Gina Miller's SpeechGina Miller delivered an impassioned speech on the need to continue with a unified fight against Brexit.Let's be clear, in the debate we had in 2016 about Europe, there was scant idealism. Lies were told.Miller called on people to p...
Jo Swinson's SpeechIn her keynote speech Jo Swinson declared that the Liberal Democrats are the only party who will put people at the heart of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.When society demanded better, it was liberals who delivered. The Fourth Indu...
Tom Brake's SpeechThe Liberal Democrat (anti-Brexit) Spokesperson set out a vision for the UK staying in the EU with a real Brexit dividend of getting out of this madness. He also had a few words for some of the individuals responsible for this continu...
The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committe writes to Rt Hon Nick Hurd MP on the UK's opt-in mechanism during the transition phase
A lively debate in the Lords on 13 September ranged over the various concerns that many people have about the integrity of the elections and referendums we now have in the is country. At the end of the debate the Minister from the Cabinet Office, Lord ...
Peers consider resourcing enforcement and impact on ivory market
Peers discuss homelessness, trends in addiction and full-time volunteering
EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee takes evidence on Wednesday 17 October at 11.15am
The Liberal Democrats are opposing Government proposals to:criminalise "reckless" speech,make it a crime just to travel to certain places,criminalise what you read on the internet,give police more power to hold innocent people's DNA, andallow officers ...