Libdems Abroad Conference - Still time to register

Our colleagues at Libdems Abroad are holding their online conference this weekend 23rd and 24th October.

The deadline to register is 1700 CET tomorrow Friday 22nd, using this link:

If you scroll to the bottom and RSVP that registers you. The Zoom link will be sent out on Friday to all those who are registered.
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Queen's Speech includes Provisions for Overseas Voting

Liberal Democrats in Europe welcomed the proposals set out in the Queen's Speech to expand the voting franchise to all UK citizens. In the December 2019 General Election, the party's manifesto supported the principle of "Votes for Life" and even set out proposals for overseas constituencies with dedicated MPs

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LibDems plot paths to closer relationship with EU

Liberal Democrats have today voted to launch an internal review that will set out roadmaps to rejoining EU agencies such as the Customs Union and Single Market, with a view to membership of the European Union in future. It comes in the wake of the devastating impact of Boris Johnson's trade deal, which has left millions of British businesses and workers worse off.

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Protect our Twins : Supporting LGBT+ Rights in Poland

Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran and the Liberal Democrats have launched a major new campaign asking local councils twinned with towns in Poland to a period of engagement to reflect the need for education and humanity in the face of the 100+ "LGBT ideology free" zones created so far in Poland.

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Voting Rights at Last?

If you watched the UK budget news last week you may have spotted the Government’s commitment to £2.5 Million to abolish the 15-year rule for UK voters overseas. We cautiously welcome this - we’ve been campaigning for years to have voting rights restored to overseas electors, and with Cameron’s 2015 Government the first to promise it, we’ll only believe it when we see it.

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Giving EU Citizens the Rights that they were promised

Boris Johnson and the Conservatives promised to automatically guarantee the rights of all EU citizens to stay in the UK, but they have broken that promise.

The Government’s “Settled Status” scheme is anything but automatic. EU citizens have to apply by the end of June 2021, or be left effectively undocumented and subject to the Conservatives’ Hostile Environment – at risk of eviction, detention, and even deportation.

 

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Ed Davey on EU Trade Deal

On 30 December another chapter in the horror story of Brexit ended and another one begins at midnight European time on 31 December. The UK-EU trade deal was passed by the House of Commons and the Lords.

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LibDems will attempt to put UK Parliament in the driving seat on a future relationship

Thee Liberal Democrats have tabled a series of amendments to the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill that demand the Government protect British businesses, the rights of UK nationals and ensure Parliament has proper scrutiny over the future relationship agreement. Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey, who has said that his Party will vote against the deal, warned the Government has committed an “affront to our democracy” by allowing Parliament just a few hours to debate the trade deal.

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Lib Dems to vote against Johnson’s “threadbare” deal

The Liberal Democrats have announced that they will vote against Boris Johnson’s  “threadbare” deal because it is “bad for jobs, business, security, and our environment”.  

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Ed Davey - this looks a very bad deal

Speaking on BBC Breakfast Time on Boxing Day, Liberal Democrat leader, Ed Davey said "This looks a very bad deal"

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