Citizen's Rights in the Queen's Speech

“It’s far too little and it’s far too late” was the message from the Liberal Democrats in Europe when they heard about the government’s commitments to European citizens announced in the Queen’s speech. It’s not just about EU citizens living in the UK, it’s also about UK citizens living in Europe. Since the referendum result, the five million EU/UK citizens living in each others’ countries have been treated like pawns on a chessboard - to be sacrificed to the “greater good”. That’s not the message that was given during the campaign by many now in government who promised that EU citizens’ rights would be protected.

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Blame for Brexit

Responding to reports of Angela Merkel’s reaction to the PM’s proposed Brexit deal, Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary, Chuka Umunna said: “It is obvious that Boris Johnson’s Conservatives are trying to shift the blame for their own arrogant refusal to negotiate or suggest workable options. It is clear for all to see that the Conservatives have made a total mess of Brexit and Boris Johnson is intent on pushing the UK closer to a catastrophic no-deal Brexit.

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Exporting Financial Assets to Escape Brexit

Reuters reports this week that Swiss Banks are enjoying a massive boom, as wealthy UK residents move their assets to avoid the economic consequences of Brexit, revealing the stark contrast between those who are set to be the post Brexit haves and have nots.

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No one knows the real cost of Brexit

Britain's Chancellor the Exchequer finally admitted on Monday speaking on BBC Radio that no one "really knows" the real cost of Brexit

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LibDems Abroad Members standing for Party Posts

If you are a member, you should have already received an email regarding the upcoming three-yearly internal party elections . 

 

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Conference 2019: Reflections of a First Timer

I woke to the alarm at 04.50 on the Saturday of Conference and an hour later was greeted by David Sapiro, our Vice-chair of Lib Dems Belgium, with a thermos of coffee at his home in central Brussels. By 08.15 we were approaching the Channel Tunnel at Calais en route for the English Riviera town of Bournemouth! We wondered aloud whether this would be our last pre-Brexit encounter with customs...

 

 

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Research Support Announcement is a Sham

Today's government announcement that the government is guaranteeing to continue to fund UK organizations for participation in the Horizon 2020 research collaboration is a sham, declared the Liberal Democrats in Europe.

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UK State Pensions after Brexit

Liberal Democrats in Europe call on the government to guarantee "uprating" of state pensions after Brexit

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Boris Johnson is unfit to be Prime Minister

Boris Johnson misled the Queen and misled Parliament. And he misled you and other British citizens living in the UK and in Europe.

Join our campagin to sack him.

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Health Care in Europe

The Liberal Democrats in Europe today condemned the government's "measly" offer to cover healthcare costs for UK citizens living in Europe for only six months in the event of a no-deal Brexit

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