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  • Luisa Porritt
    Article: Sep 22, 2020
    By Luisa Porritt

    Building back better must mean transforming London into the greenest capital on earth

    If you are a Londoner, a small guilty part of you probably enjoyed the brief respite from pollution over lockdown. But it should not take a pandemic and large parts of our economy being shut down for us to breathe clean air. We now have an opportunity, while our communities have been strengthened by their response to Covid-19, to design a London that is better equipped to address its challenges.

  • No HS2
    Article: Sep 21, 2020

    Chiltern Liberal Democrats have submitted a motion on HS2 to the party's national conference.

    The conference is taking place online this weekend (September 25-27).

    Local party chairman Walid Marzouk said "so much has changed since the original decision to build HS2.

    "The cost has spiralled, up from an initial £47bililion to over £100billion. The business case gets worse and worse, and thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic railway passenger numbers have fallen off a cliff. The argument that we need HS2 for capacity purposes no longer applies

  • Article: Sep 21, 2020
  • Article: Sep 21, 2020
    By Munira Wilson

    On May 20th, Boris Johnson declared that the UK would have a 'world-beating' coronavirus test, track and trace system in place by June 1st. Instead, four months later the UK is facing a testing crisis.

    The British public are confronting the reality that we may be facing a second wave of coronavirus with a test and trace system that is just inadequate. It is unacceptable.

  • Voting / ballot / election
    Article: Sep 20, 2020

    The Federal Conference Committee has selected and released the following motion for debate and vote at party conference next Sunday, 27 September.

    The UK and Europe

    Federal Policy Committee

    Conference notes with deep concern:

    A. The decision by the Conservative Government not to seek an extension to the post- Brexit transition period beyond 31 December 2020 despite the apparently deadlocked 'future relationship' negotiations between the UK and the EU on economic, transport, migration, welfare, fisheries and security arrangements.

  • Article: Sep 18, 2020
    By Mark Johnston
  • Article: Sep 18, 2020

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

    For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 14th September

    Monday 14th September

    Monday's news was heavily dominated by the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill. MPs from across the House had already raised serious concerns last week when it was noted by a government official that the Bill would break international law in a "specific and limited way".

  • Article: Sep 18, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    Every day Liberal Democrat councillors are working hard to help their communities across the country.

    We understand that often the most meaningful change happens at a local level. That's why we have such a strong record in local and community politics.

    We're so proud to have hardworking local councillors like Flick striving to deliver real change for people in their area. Thanks Flick!

  • Article: Sep 18, 2020
    By Ed Davey

    Let me be clear about this: I am passionately pro-European.

    I am proud that we stood by our pro-EU values throughout the Brexit process, giving voice to the millions of Remainers who didn't see themselves included in the future that Boris Johnson was trying to build.

    I could not have predicted the almighty shambles that we are seeing now with Brexit.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2020