PM must secure an Adjustment Period with EU to give UK business breathing space

The Liberal Democrats are calling on PM to seek an "Adjustment Period" for businesses to transition to new UK-EU trade arrangementsThe Liberal Democrats are urging the Prime Minister to negotiate an “Adjustment Period” as part of the deal with the EU, to ensure British businesses have enough time to prepare for the new trading relationship … Continue reading PM must secure an Adjustment Period with EU to give UK business breathing space

Conservatives have thrown British farmers on the scrapheap

The Liberal Democrats have warned that Conservative MPs across the UK should “hang their head in shame” for voting against measures to protect high environmental and animal welfare standards.Conservative MPs rejected amendments to the Agriculture Bill [04/11/2020] which would have forced the UK Government to ensure that British food and animal welfare standards are maintained … Continue reading Conservatives have thrown British farmers on the scrapheap

Davey: PM must bring back a deal that protects jobs and livelihoods 

Responding to the news the government has ended talks with the EU, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:"Last December the Prime Minister told voters he had an oven ready deal with the EU. Just ten months later he tells us he has finished the talks without a deal. “We are now on the cusp … Continue reading Davey: PM must bring back a deal that protects jobs and livelihoods 

PM’s no deal comments further reveal his incompetence

Responding to reports that the Prime Minister has said it's time to 'get ready' for no deal, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Christine Jardine said:"Boris Johnson’s handling of Brexit has been disastrous and these reckless comments are just further evidence of the Prime Minister's incompetence. It has been more than four years since the referendum and yet … Continue reading PM’s no deal comments further reveal his incompetence

Govt must grant EU citizens proof of settled status

The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to grant EU citizens the automatic right to stay in the UK, with the physical proof they need, as new Home Office figures reveal thousands are being refused and 1.8 million have not been granted the right to stay permanently.The latest EU Settlement Scheme statistics, which were published … Continue reading Govt must grant EU citizens proof of settled status

PM mistaken in thinking he can break the law without consequence 

Responding to reports that the European Commission has launched legal action against the UK, following the UK Government's refusal to remove sections from the Internal Market Bill, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Christine Jardine said: "Contrary to the belief of senior Government figures and their families, breaking the law has consequences. It beggars belief that Boris … Continue reading PM mistaken in thinking he can break the law without consequence 

Lib Dems condemn Tories’ attacks on rule of law

In a policy motion passed this evening at the Liberal Democrats’ Autumn Conference, the Party has condemned "Dominic Cummings’ long history of attacking the rule of law". The motion stated "the rule of law is fundamental to our society", calling for the Government to drop plans "to restrict judicial review, weaken the Human Rights Act or … Continue reading Lib Dems condemn Tories’ attacks on rule of law

Stopping no-deal must be the priority, Lib Dems say

The Liberal Democrats have today reaffirmed their commitment to stopping a no-deal Brexit and opposing Boris Johnson’s efforts to “drag the country's reputation through the mud” by breaking international law.During a debate at the Liberal Democrat Autumn conference, the Party’s new Brexit spokesperson Christine Jardine slammed Boris Johnson for “sacrificing everything and anything in his … Continue reading Stopping no-deal must be the priority, Lib Dems say

Lib Dems will continue to fight for the rule of law

Speaking after last night’s votes on the Internal Market Bill, where 255 MPs voted against the Government breaking international law, Liberal Democrat Business Spokesperson Sarah Olney Said:“Liberal Democrat and MPs from the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland took a clear stand for the rule of law and for stability in Northern Ireland against Boris Johnson’s … Continue reading Lib Dems will continue to fight for the rule of law

MEP Life 18- Strasbourg and the Commons vote on Withdrawal Act Bill (WAB)

Hello and welcome to MEP Life 18! After the joy of the People’s Vote march, I was off to Strasbourg on Monday for the monthly plenary session, where all MEPs come together to determine Parliament’s position on political issues and vote on the legislative work done in committees. The debates and votes can be found … Continue reading MEP Life 18- Strasbourg and the Commons vote on Withdrawal Act Bill (WAB)