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Time to campaign for Universal Basic Income has come

To bring an end to the financial insecurity faced by the most vulnerable, the Liberal Democrats have agreed plans to campaign for a Universal Basic Income.Ahead of a debate at the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference, the Party’s new Economy spokesperson Christine Jardine called on the Party to “fulfill Beveridge’s legacy” by tackling the injustice of … Continue reading Time to campaign for Universal Basic Income has come

Lib Dems call on Govt to tackle ‘Long Covid’

At the Liberal Democrat Autumn conference, the Party has passed a motion which,  if taken up by the Government, would see the UK get a grip on the coronavirus crisis.In particular, the motion urges the Government to not only recognise 'Long Covid', but to commission research into the phenomenon and invest in rehabilitation services to … Continue reading Lib Dems call on Govt to tackle ‘Long Covid’

Layla Moran MP, Lib Dem spokesperson for Foreign Affairs demands Raab steps up sanctions against China over treatment of Uyghurs

Layla Moran's speech to virtual conference will be broadcast today, Saturday 26th September 2020 at 17:35. In her first keynote address as Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, Layla Moran will demand the Foreign Secretary does more to hold the Chinese Government to account in response to the treatment of the Uyghur population. She will … Continue reading Layla Moran MP, Lib Dem spokesperson for Foreign Affairs demands Raab steps up sanctions against China over treatment of Uyghurs

Lib Dems condemn health inequalities “exposed in technicolour” by Covid crisis

In her first keynote address as Liberal Democrat Health, Wellbeing and Social Care spokesperson Munira Wilson will condemn the health inequalities “exposed in technicolour” through the COVID-19 crisis, and call for a Minister for Wellbeing to ensure that Government decisions are “fundamentally in keeping with health and wellbeing.”

COVID-19 needs “unprecedented economic response” to ensure no-one is left behind

Commenting on ONS statistics showing that, in August, the Government borrowed £35.9 billion – the highest amount for August since 1993 – and that national debt exceeded £2 trillion for the first time, Liberal Democrat Economy Spokesperson Christine Jardine said:“The coronavirus pandemic is a crisis unlike any other that we’ve experienced – and that’s exactly why it … Continue reading COVID-19 needs “unprecedented economic response” to ensure no-one is left behind

Govt refuse to address evictions loophole leaving 55,000 households at risk

Today, the Conservatives blocked the Liberal Democrats' attempt to close the loophole in the Government's legislation to end the eviction ban, which has left an estimated 55,000 households at risk of being evicted since Monday. On 18 March, the Government promised “no renter who has lost income due to coronavirus will be forced out of their home”. Tim Farron, working in the … Continue reading Govt refuse to address evictions loophole leaving 55,000 households at risk

Lib Dems secure urgent question to challenge Govt on eviction loophole

Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson Tim Farron has secured an Urgent Question in the House of Commons, tomorrow, following a loophole in the Government’s legislation to end the eviction ban, which leaves an estimated 55,000 households at risk of being evicted since Monday, when the eviction moratorium ended. While private renters are at risk, the Government … Continue reading Lib Dems secure urgent question to challenge Govt on eviction loophole