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  • Article: Nov 15, 2019

    Liberal Democrat Leader, Jo Swinson, has today written to Boris Johnson asking him to publicly reject the endorsement of his campaign by Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, also known as Tommy Robinson.

    Jo Swinson said:

    "Tommy Robinson spreads hate and division, poisoning our communities by setting people against each other.

  • Article: Nov 15, 2019

    The climate crisis is doing irreversible damage to our planet, and our country deserves a government that has a clear, ambitious plan to tackle the climate emergency. That's the Liberal Democrats.

    We previously announced our bold green plan to build a brighter future, and today we go a step further as Ed Davey unveils the Liberal Democrats' latest economic pledge in taking urgent climate action.

  • Article: Nov 15, 2019

    On a visit to the McIntosh Logistics Plant in Westhill, Aberdeenshire, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today said:

    "Scottish Liberal Democrats came within two votes of winning the Dunfermline Central by-election, with a soaring share of the vote.
    "At the same time Scottish Labour's vote has collapsed. Jeremy Corbyn has spent this week touring Scotland unable to give a straight answer on independence. It looks like the public have given him a straight answer back.
  • Article: Nov 14, 2019
    By Chuka Umunna

    We have always been fierce advocates for human rights. We believe in a Britain where nobody has to fear discrimination. A Liberal Democrat government will put equality at the heart of society and the workplace.

    We've announced a huge raft of policies on rights and equalities. They are our blueprint for a government that respects the rights of the individual. This will be our foundation for a society where dignity, privacy and equality are valued.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2019

    Responding to Nicola Sturgeon's comments on Brexit and a second independence referendum, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "Nicola Sturgeon has abandoned Remain voters across the UK.

    "For people across the UK campaigning to Remain in the European Union, this will be hugely disappointing.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2019

    No one should live in fear of harassment or physical violence.

    Trans Awareness Week is a time dedicated to celebrating trans and gender non-conforming people.

    It is also an important opportunity. We must bring attention to the continued injustices and inequalities faced by trans people today

    The week will culminate in the Trans Day of Remembrance. This is a day to honour those who have either been killed or have taken their own lives as a result of transphobia. As we pause to we remember the lives lost, we are reminded that transphobia is never funny or trivial. It can be fatal.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats believe that in 21st century Britain, none of us should need to fear discrimination.

    We believe that we should all have the same opportunities regardless of where we come from or our circumstances; and that our children and grandchildren can be who they want to be without any fear of persecution or intrusion.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats today announce plans to tackle discrimination in the workplace by expanding reporting requirements on large companies, as well as scrapping the gender price gap on all products.

    Today is 'Equal Pay Day' - the point in the year when UK women stop earning relative to men. Women across the UK also continue to have to fork out an of average 37% more than men for a wide range of every-day products simply because they are marketed towards women, otherwise known as the 'pink tax'.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2019

    We don't know about you but we had a wild Saturday night!

    Our leader Jo Swinson kicked off her election tour of the UK with a supporter's rally in Battersea. We're taking the fight across the country - starting last week with our plan for a brighter future.

    Jo led by paying tribute to the many young people in the room and pledged to fight to leave behind a better world:

  • Article: Nov 13, 2019

    The UK is in a knife crime epidemic, but successive Governments have taken the wrong approach to dealing with it.

    For 25 years, Conservative and Labour Governments have been competing to seem tough on crime, without doing enough to actually prevent it.

    "Liberal Democrats will build a brighter future for young people by investing £500 million a year in youth services and taking a public health approach to youth violence."