Mask slips as Tories dodge vote on foreign aid

  Responding to the news that the Government will not give MPs a vote before cutting the aid budget, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson Layla Moran MP said: “By avoiding a vote after promising one the Conservatives have confirmed what we already knew: they don’t need legislation to make a temporary cut.    “The Liberal … Continue reading Mask slips as Tories dodge vote on foreign aid

China’s BBC ban a crackdown on fundamental freedoms

  Responding to the Chinese Government banning BBC World News Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson Layla Moran MP said:   “The Chinese government’s BBC ban, in response to their reporting on the Uyghur genocide and other abuses, marks their latest move in an unacceptable crackdown on fundamental freedoms. We've already seen the consequences of this … Continue reading China’s BBC ban a crackdown on fundamental freedoms

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

School cuts – West Berkshire Council proposes charging schools who need help

Judith Bunting at Park House School, Newbury, during the recent election campaign. With Ian Millar, Head of Physics. This week West Berkshire Council announced plans for financial "task forces" to be sent into the district's struggling schools to help heads manage their budgets. They are also threatening to charge any school that requires 'the task … Continue reading School cuts – West Berkshire Council proposes charging schools who need help