LibDem Peer Baron Oates speaks on behalf of British Citizens in EU

On 22 July, Johnny Oates, a liberal democrat member of the House of Lords spoke about the issues faced by British citizens living in the European Union and EU citizens living in the UK

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Covid-19 has exposed politics as not fit for purpose

The Liberal Democrats will today lead a debate in the House of Commons calling for a “radical overhaul” of Westminster politics, warning it is “not for purpose” to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
 
The debate - the first in the House of Commons chamber on electoral reform since 2016 – will be led by Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs spokesperson Wendy Chamberlain.

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Ed Davey - Extend EU Transition Now

Following the latest round of Brexit negotiations, Michel Barnier made it clear that there has been no significant progress on numerous issues including Level Playing Field commitments and fishing.

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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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