Public would expect Brexit extension

Responding to reports of “very little progress" with the latest round of UK-EU trade talks, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

“The Coronavirus crisis is leaving the most vulnerable at risk. Thousands of families will face financial hardship and people are rightly worried about their loved ones. 

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Layla Moran Calls for Extension to Transition Period

Layla Moran, Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, asked the government for a short extension to avoid a no-deal Brexit in Parliament

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Liberal Democrats - Frontline Support Package

The Coronavirus is disrupting daily life throughout Europe and the World - and particularly for those in the health and social care sectors. The Liberal Democrats have been highlighting the lack of planning by the Conservative government and have now put together a support package for those most affected.

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UK needs to remain in European Science Programmes

The future of scientific research in the UK will be severely damaged if the country crashes out of the European Union without a deal by the end of this year. This warning was issued recently by leading British scientists and reported in The Observer on 3 May. 

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Covid-19 Parliamentary Select Committee should be set up

Wendy ChamberlainRepresentatives from five of the nine parties represented in the House of Commons have joined the Liberal Democrats in calling for steps be taken to guarantee “smaller parties are heard during this time of crisis.” Citing the need for a “plurality of voices” to ensure robust scrutiny of the Government’s handling of the crisis, representatives from the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru, Green Party, Alliance and SDLP are calling for the creation of a Coronavirus Select Committee, to include representatives from every political party represented in the House of Commons. The new Select Committee would be a “central point for holding the government to account” for its handling of COVID-19.

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Stepping back from Erasmus will be disastrous for young people

Following the publication of the Government’s Brexit negotiating strategy this morning, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Layla Moran MP has warned that the UK “has one foot out of the door” on Erasmus. Section 21 of the document reveals that the UK will “consider options for participation in elements of Erasmus+ [after 2021] on a time-limited basis, providing the terms are in the UK’s interests.”

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Fighting for EU Citizen's Rights

In our fight to hold this Conservative Government to account on its Brexit agenda, the Liberal Democrats are fighting to protect EU citizens’ rights.

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Brexit - Progressives must fight on

Today (30.01.20) Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey will make a keynote speech addressing party members and activists in Manchester ahead of the UK's exit from the EU.

Ed Davey will make a rallying call to pro-Europeans ahead of our departure from the EU, calling on them to continue to campaign for close association with our allies in the EU and for the progressive values we share. Ed will call for the end of the Remain/Leave division in our country and for progressives to unite to tackle other serious divisions. Ed will declare that the battle against the inequality of wealth and power is an area in which voters from across the Brexit divide can work together.

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Government commits to Votes for Life in Queen's Speech

The Liberal Democrats in Europe today welcomed the Government's commitment to restoring the voting rights to UK citizens living abroad.

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Ambitious spending plans to tackle climate change

The Liberal Democrats have set out ambitious £100 billion spending plans to tackle the climate emergency, including generating 80% of our electricity from renewables and retrofitting all homes by 2030.

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