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EP Brussels South Lakes MP Tim Farron is warning local residents about scam websites that charge for European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC). Tim is reminding people they can get the card for free and don't need to pay for it. European Parliament, Strasbourg European Union flag

  • Lucy Nethsingha MEP
    Article: Aug 22, 2019

    Lucy Nethsingha now chair of the EU Legal Affairs Committee

    As reported by Jennifer Rankin in the Guardian(21August), our Lib Dem MEP for the East, Lucy Nethsingha**, is one of a handful of British MEPs voted into a leading role on European parliament committees, which play a significant role in EU lawmaking.

  • Jo Swinson later to JCpp1
    Article: Aug 16, 2019

    Jo Swinson 's reply to Jeremy Corbyn

    The Liberal Democrats have been working with Labour for some time and we will support a vote of No Confidence. We will continue to campaign for a People's Vote to give the British people the final say on Brexit and we are happy and keen to talk with the Labour leader but any new Prime Minister must command the support of the majority of the House.

  • Jo Swinson new Lib Dem leader
    Article: Aug 15, 2019

    Jo Swinson MP - leader of the liberal democrats

    "I stand ready to work with anyone to stop Boris Johnson and his hard-line Brexit government"

    to read Jo Swinson full speech click here

    In her first main speech since becoming leader Jo Swinson MP stood alongside new Lib Dem MP

    Sarah Wollaston and made it clear that she would work with all parties to stop Brexit including supporting a 'vote of confidence' but any plan for a temporary leader of an 'emergency government' had to command the confidence of the House something she doubted the Opposition Leader would be able to achieve, based upon his record on Brexit.

  • No to Boris Yes to Europe
    Article: Jul 17, 2019

    Anti-Brexit March for Change protest in London on Saturday

    Anti-Brexit campaigners are taking to the streets of central London this weekend with a simple message - 'no to Boris yes to Europe'.

    The March for Change has been organised by grassroots groups fighting against Brexit. The organisers say they want to send a clear message to the new prime minister, country and world that the people want Brexit to be stopped.

  • ALDC ARTWORK (ALDC)
    Article: May 29, 2019

    Many thanks to all those who voted for the Liberal Democrats in the local elections and in the European Parliament Elections in East Suffolk

    IF YOU VOTED LIB DEM AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR OPEN, TOLERANT, LIBERAL VALUES AND ARE NOT YET A MEMBER OR A REGISTERED SUPPORTER WHY NOT JOIN US?

    East Suffolk District Elections

  • EU Flag plus LD emblem (LIberal Democrats)
    Article: May 27, 2019

    LIBERAL Democrats ride high in EU vote with 16 MEPs including 2 in the East

    Lib Dems take second place in East Suffolk as Tories and Labour trail in 4th and 5th place

    The Lib Dems were rewarded across the UK for their clear, consistent and unambiguous pro EU, anti Brexit campaign in the Euro elections. With a total of 16 MEPs, the Party topped the poll in London and secured a clear second place in most regions securing its rightful place as the clear leader of REMAIN.

  • Vince Cable
    Article: May 22, 2019

    Tonight, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable addressed activists on the eve of poll in Cambridge.

    He was expected to say:

    Tomorrow Remainers have the chance to send a message to the Tories and Labour who have so bitterly let the country down over the past three years. Theresa May's legacy will be three years of leaderless squabbling and wasted opportunities.

    Every Liberal Democrat elected tomorrow will be a strong voice for a People's Vote and remaining in the EU.

    We have seen members of other parties pledge to support the Liberal Democrats because of our clear message that the people should have the final say. We are the strongest remain party and tomorrow we can deliver.

    We are proud to say that every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Brexit. Liberal Democrats activists have knocked on over 800,000 doors through this campaign, and tomorrow we will be out again working hard from dawn to dusk to deliver the result this country needs.

    Tomorrow Remainers can punish the Conservatives and Labour for letting them down and strike a hammer blow to the heart of Brexit.

    Winning in th East of England.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiq6rmAtLHiAhVhtHEKHfXaCc0QtwIwAHoECAAQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DM-yfwvZ82Cc&usg=AOvVaw0KKANBaEU03IXb7PAs2U4z

    https://youtu.be/M-yfwvZ82Cc

  • LIBDEMS.ORG (Lib Dems .org)
    Article: May 20, 2019

    EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS 2019

    THURSDAY 23RD MAY 2019

    POLLING STATIONS OPEN FROM 7AM TO 10PM

    Thursday is polling day, and we have a great chance of gaining the most seats of any Remain party. To win those seats we need to make sure that we get out our voters.

    SCROLL DOWN TO SEE WHEN & WHERE YOU CAN HELP:

  • Article: May 5, 2019

    On Monday 6 May(Bank holiday Monday) we launch our "Hello Suffolk!" campaign. Please join Jules Ewart and other campaigners at one of our local Pop-Up events organised specifically for YOU:

    • Woodbridge, 11am - outside Costa Coffee, Thoroughfare
    • Ipswich, 1pm by the '?' Art Work at Suffolk Uni on the Waterfront
    • Needham Market, 3pm - Station Yard, Needham Market
    • Halesworth and Southwold, 5pm - The Plough Inn, London Road, Wangford, Beccles NR34 8AZ
    • Lowestoft, 7pm - Norman Warrior Pub (Lib Dem member owned), Fir Lane, Lowestoft NR32 2RB

    The gatherings will last for around 40 mins to an hour. Meet candidates and find out more about the Suffolk European election campaign and how you can take part.

    Please make the effort to join us. Be assured the project is not overwhelming but it does require our local resources to carry it out. For more details please call me on 07770 666604 or reply to this email.

    Alternatively call your local party chair or the Suffolk Chair, John Shreeve on 07483 322821.

    We also encourage as many members as possible to take part in the Action Weekends (link) being hosted by Cambridge and Norwich on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

    Kindest wishes,

    Jules Ewart 
European Election Candidate for Eastern Region and PPC for Suffolk Coastal

    M. 07770 666604 
E. jules.ewart@eastlibdems.org.uk

  • EU campaign 2019
    Article: Apr 26, 2019

    EASTERN REGION LIST AND CANDIDATE LAUNCH FOR THE EU ELECTIONS

    LIB DEM WOMEN FEATURE IN FIVE OF THE TOP SEVEN CANDIDATES ELECTED BY MEMBERS

    THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS EASTERN REGION LIST FOR THE EU ELECTIONSEastern Region European election campaign team

    1 Barbara Gibson
    2 Lucy Nethsingha
    3 Fionna Tod
    4 Stephen Robinson
    5 Sandy Walkington
    6 Marie Goldman
    7 Julia Ewart

  • Tom Brake
    Article: Apr 15, 2019

    BRITAIN SHOULD BE A LEADER IN EUROPE, NOT A LEAVER says Brexit Spokesperson, Tom Brake MP

    The local election campaign is in full swing and we should keep concentrating on that but the country is unable to park Brexit for its duration whilst the current crisis continues.

    Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake has made an invaluable contribution to the Party's campaign on Brexit and to the thinking as a pro-European and internationalist political party. We are happy to reproduce this for our readers.

  • March March 2019 Lds (Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Mar 26, 2019

    UK citizens took to the streets, the silent, peaceful Petition soared and Parliament called time on the Tory war.

    As Parliament takes control of the Brexit options, the pressure on the P.M. Government and MPs continues to build to take No Deal off the table and for the people to be given the opportunity to decide the UK's future relationship with the EU.

  • Revoke Article 50
    Article: Mar 21, 2019

    Petition to cancel BREXIT passes 1m 3m 5m signatures on Parliament site

    THURSDAY 21ST MARCH 2019

    A petition calling for Theresa May to cancel Brexit by revoking Article 50 has passed a million signatures and was approaching 1.1m at 4pm on Thursday. By 3pm Friday 22nd the figure had passed 3.3m. On Sunday afternoon it topped the 5m. Most of the Suffolk constituencies had recorded around 8k signatures; someway to go to beat Bristol West with over 31k signatures and running.

  • Sir Vince Cable MP
    Article: Mar 18, 2019

    Sir Vince Cable makes his final Spring Conference speech as Leader

    " we are committed to tackling the underlying causes of Brexit. "

    " What is democracy if it is not the right for a country to change its mind?"

    " It is dividing families, communities, and even the United Kingdom and sucking the energy out of government.

  • 2 minutes to midnight Ryanicus GirraficusCC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain
    Article: Mar 16, 2019

    Parliament has been driven to the very cliff edge over Brexit.

    JUST WHEN, FOR THE SECOND TIME OF ASKING WE THOUGHT:

    .......................*This is a dead Brexit Deal, - this Brexit Deal is stone Dead, - this Deal is no more, - it has ceased to be! 'I's expired and gone to meet 'is maker!

    BACK IT COMES ON TUESDAY NEXT.

  • Peoples Vote
    Article: Mar 13, 2019

    March to give the People a Vote - 23 March

    On 23rd March the Liberal Democrats will be marching on the streets of London demanding a People's Vote.

    It's what Liberal Democrats have been calling for since day one.

    Theresa May has wasted over two years, stubbornly sticking to her red lines and refusing to seek a consensus across the parties. At the eleventh hour and with days to go until we could crash out of the EU without a Deal she has brought the Parliament to its knees and left the divided Country facing the biggest crisis for several generations.

  • PEOPLES VOTE 2019
    Article: Mar 7, 2019

    Put the Brexit deal to the people

    #PutItToThePeople March

    In partnership with the Independent's Final Say campaign

    Join us on 23rd of March for the 'Put It To The People March' to make the calls for a People's Vote too loud to ignore.

    On the 23rd of March, just six days before the Government hopes to take Britain out of the EU, hundreds of thousands of people will march on Parliament offering a solution to a crisis that threatens their living standards, businesses and jobs. We demand a People's Vote, and come 23 March, it could be a case of now or never.

  • Theresa May
    Article: Mar 5, 2019

    East of England towns offered £25m 'Brexit Bung'

    First it was £1bn to the DUP to keep her Government in power now its Brexit 'Bung' money to cash strapped poorer towns. English towns are to get a £1.6bn funding boost over a seven year period as part of a package of measures clearly aimed at winning MPs support for Theresa May's Brexit deal.

  • 2 minutes to midnight Ryanicus GirraficusCC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain
    Article: Feb 28, 2019

    30 Days to Go - Better Late than Never...

    By JON jAMES

    Better late than Never - Pro Europe Tory and Labour MP's leave their Pro-Brexit led parties and their stubborn tribal leaders.

    Better Late than Never - 'She of the red lines' and 'Brexit means Brexit' on March 29th, plans to leave a final decision to ask the EU to extend Article 50 until Tuesday 19th March.

  • Brexit Bus
    Article: Feb 17, 2019

    As the Tory and Labour Leaders dance around their Pro-Brexit handbags and put Party before Country, major Brexiteers plan a quick exit and move their fortunes out of harm's way.

    Last September we highlighted the reality of the Brexiteers promises when they promised an easy pain free exit from the EU. As many of us knew it was just us that was going to experience all the pain.

  • Article: Feb 9, 2019

    Our District Councils handed £35,000 to spend over two years to prepare for a No Deal!

    The Government's generosity has no bounds as local councils, struggling to even run just the most basic services are handed derisory payments and told to prepare for the shambles that is the Tory Brexit.

    Year upon year the Conservative Government has eroded local government down to the bare bones. Facing huge funding gaps in the most basic of services, it is now being asked to squeeze its budgets for a No Deal Brexit!

  • Back Artic 50 JC (Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Feb 6, 2019

    Meet the Brexit class of 2019

    Student Theresa May

    Theresa May

    Grade: F

    Making a total mess of Brexit

    Suffered the biggest ever Government defeat in the House of Commons

    Refuses to give the people the final say on her Brexit deal

    Jeremy Corbyn

    Grade: F

    Refuses to back a People's Vote

    Says Brexit will go ahead if he is Prime Minister

    Called for Article 50 to be invoked the day after the referendum

    Student Jeremy Corbyn

    Student Liberal Democrats

    Liberal Democrat MPs

    Grade: A

    ✔︎Campaigning to give the people the final say on Brexit for more than two years

    ✔︎ More than 200,000 people are backing their campaign for a People's Vote

    ✔︎ Believe Britain is better off in Europe

    Theresa May and the Conservatives are making an absolute mess of Brexit.

    And Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party are helping make Brexit happen.

    There is still time to stop Brexit, but we have to act now before it is too late.

    The Liberal Democrats have been fighting for two and a half years to give the people the final say on the Brexit deal.

    With your help, we have changed the conversation on Brexit and defeated the Government in Parliament 23 times.


    If you want a people's vote, help us fight for it.

    End

  • Demand Better Brexit Dec 2018 (by Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Feb 6, 2019

    'We are focused on delivering an outcome which betters the lives of British people - whether they voted to Leave or to Remain'.

    How the Government responded to the recent Petition:

    The Government is clear we will not have a second referendum. We continue to approach cross-party meetings in a constructive spirit, with a commitment to deliver the referendum result.

  • Brexit Euro&Union Jack
    Article: Feb 4, 2019

    MUST WATCH: "Reality has hit because there's no plan of what 'leave' meant'.

    "This film is very moving, spare a couple of minutes to watch it.."

    https://twitter.com/RemainerNow/status/1089882895207014400

    James Mellor is from Yorkshire and in 2016 he voted to leave the EU.

    He's changed his mind and now he's demanding a #PeoplesVote.

  • Lib Dem Women (Libdemwomen)
    Article: Jan 29, 2019

    Demand Better Than Brexit

    Watch our new short film now

    By Tom Brake

    Watch our new short film now:

    www.libdems.org.uk/better-than-brexit

    (Note: if you are using Safari MacOS it doesnt recognise https://)

    We all remember waking up to that awful result two and a half years ago.

    We were all braced for uncertainty. But nobody could have predicted how disastrously the wheels came off the Brexit wagon.

  • Theresa May
    Article: Jan 16, 2019

    Record breaking defeat and further self-inflicted humiliation for the 'Empress with no clothes'.

    By Jon James

    Having suffered one of the largest parliamentary defeats in modern times the Prime Minister seems to be in denial and quite oblivious to the chaos happening around her. How much more humiliation and embarrassment will the nation be forced to endure just to keep the Conservative Party from imploding

  • #24ReasonstoRemain (⁦@albawhitewolf⁩)
    Article: Jan 10, 2019

    Only 80 days left until #Brexit & we urgently need to remind Leavers on

    what the EU does for us...


    ALREADY LOST

    European Medicines Agency: moving from London to Amsterdam, 890 jobs LOST

    European Banking Authority: moving from London to Paris, 180 jobs LOST

    Order your copies of this fab poster #24ReasonstoRemain here from ⁦@albawhitewolf#EUsupergirl and get posting them wherever you can!

  • 2 minutes to midnight Ryanicus GirraficusCC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain
    Article: Dec 30, 2018

    AS THE CLOCK CLICKS DOWN TO 29TH MARCH 2019......

    Far from allowing Parliament a 'meaningful vote' on the deal with the EU in December, Prime Minister May ran from the inevitable defeat, wasted yet more valuable time for our already weakened economy hoping that, by postponing her next date with destiny until mid January the EU would throw her a last minute life line and the possibility of a No Deal Brexit would panic MPs into line. Stubbornly refusing to see any fault lines in her deal, she now hopes that with the divided Parliament, running the clock down will ensure that alternative options are swept off the table and MPs will be forced to support her Brexit deal in the meaningful vote in January or risk leaving the EU without a deal.

  • May Deal Cost Dec 2018 (by Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Dec 14, 2018

    NEBULOUS: indistinct, indefinite, unclear, vague, hazy, cloudy, fuzzy, misty, lacking definition, blurred, blurry, out of focus, foggy, faint, shadowy, dim, obscure, shapeless, formless, unformed, amorphous; rarenebulose "the figure was still nebulous - she couldn't quite see it"

    Example: One's memory of a long-past event, for example, will often be nebulous; a teenager might give a nebulous

  • Brexit banners (East Suffolk Lib Dems)
    Article: Dec 10, 2018

    THE LIB DEMS STEP UP THEIR CAMPAIGN FOR A PEOPLES VOTE ACROSS THE REGION

    As the shambolic negotiations by HM Government reach a crisis point and businesses pull their hair out in utter desperation at further vacillation by a Prime Minister out of control, 54% of people* said that they would stay in the EU if the 2016 Referendum were held now.. the Liberal Democrats step up their campaign for a People's Vote with Action Days and Roadside Banners across Suffolk and the Region.

  • SUFFOLK EU ALL LOGO (SUFFOLK EU ALLIANCE)
    Article: Dec 3, 2018

    Day of Action - Suffolk Events

    People's Vote Day of Action - Ipswich Street Stall

    The People's Vote have called for an Action Day on Saturday 8th December & the Suffolk EU Alliance are in Ipswich doing our (cross party) bit to support remaining in the EU.

    Last week, Theresa May said the country faces three choices: Her deal, no deal, or no Brexit. Even her own ex-Brexit Minister has said No Brexit is better than her deal! Now, with the first vote on the deal imminent in Parliament, we need to be out promoting "No Brexit" via a People's Vote. We've already seen independent economic forecasts which show that the government's deal will leave us poorer, with less money for our public services.

  • Holly Berries 2016
    Article: Dec 2, 2018

    A Message to Theresa May - 'You are in a hole so please stop digging!'

    By Jon James

    Dear Prime Minister

    No amount of arm twisting by your Government's Whips or promises of honours to wavering Tory MPs is going to change the way that parliament votes on December 11th. Almost a third of your MPs are planning to vote down 'your deal', two of your appointees handling the negotiations have already resigned along with several other members of your government; your party is in turmoil. The unedifying internal domestic disputes over Europe which have plagued your Party for decades continue to play out in public. Your Party's survival should not be your overriding concern at a time of national crisis. As you must have heard on your flying visits, the country at large is in danger of becoming so battle weary after over two years of these shambolic negotiations to listen to any of the counter arguments.

  • Houses of parliament & Westminster Bridge
    Article: Dec 1, 2018

    Give us a real debate

    A debate between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn would be a debate between two cosy Brexiters.

    The public deserve to hear all the options on Brexit. Giving the people the final say, including the option to remain, is the only real alternative to the national embarrassment of Brexit.

    We need to pressure the BBC and ITV to include the Liberal Democrats in any debate to put the case for giving the people the final say on Brexit.

    Find out how here:

    Step 1: Tweet the broadcasters

    Tweet ITV & BBC now

  • TMay (Lib Dems .org)
    Article: Nov 16, 2018

    Hoist by her own Petard

    By Jon James

    Prime Minister May planted the seeds of her own destruction in July at Chequers.The 'collective agreement' was soon in trouble when two of her Brexiteer cabinet members walked to minimise the damage to their future political careers, cheered on by the very same group of right wing backbenchers who have snapped at the heels of successive Tory leaders and prime ministers for decades over Europe and eventually drove former Prime Minister Cameron to agree to the divisive, binary choice Referendum in 2016.

  • Flagsuk (ru.wikipedia.org)
    Article: Oct 23, 2018

    Majority of Conservative voters in England would prefer to press ahead with Brexit even if it led to the UK breaking up

    According to research by the Centre on Constitutional Change, which is based at Edinburgh University, Brexit is "dislodging long-held red lines about the [UK] union"

    It says a majority of Conservative voters in England would prefer to press ahead with Brexit even if it led to the UK breaking up

  • Peoples March Oct EU Commons.org (EU Commons.org)
    Article: Oct 21, 2018

    Nearly 700,000 people attended the march to demand a people's vote on the final terms of any Brexit deal..

    Making it the second largest UK protest this century after the Stop the War demonstration in 2003

    Lib Dem Leader Sir Vince Cable, Green Party Leader Caroline Lucas and MPs from the main political parties together with a wide range of individuals from business, sport and entertainment addressed the crowd in Parliament Square which included members and supporters from East Suffolk Lib Dems. The Leader of the SNP has now added their support for a vote but unsurprisingly there was no sign of the Leader of the Opposition.

  • EU funding
    Article: Oct 19, 2018

    SUFFOLK COULD MISS OUT ON LOCAL INVESTMENT FUNDING FOR TRAINING AND INFRASTRUCTURE

    The Government is likely to fail to invest almost £1 billion in local communities through the European Social Fund (ESF) risking the money being sent back to Brussels, with the deadline for the money to be spent fast approaching.

  • Peoples vote Lib Dems.org (Lib Dems.org)
    Article: Oct 9, 2018

    MARCH FOR YOUR FUTURE AND THE FUTURE OF YOUR FAMILY

    On Saturday 20th October, the Liberal Democrats are marching for our future in the EU, and the East Suffolk local party will be there.

    The Liberal Democrats are the only political party that backs a vote for the British public to have the final say on Theresa May's Brexit deal - with an option to Remain in the EU.

  • Article: Oct 1, 2018

    Deal or No Deal - time to end this madness and return to the people

    by Jon James

    Without a deal with the European Union, the UK would move from seamless trade with our biggest trading partner to customs arrangements set by the World Trade Organisation with no preferential deals.

    Its not just UK business that will be affected. Forty years of treaties, agreements and partnership arrangements will come to an end covering almost every aspect of our daily life. Replicating regulatory frameworks, relabelling virtually everything that moves and renegotiating access with EU states will take months and possibly years. The International Monetary Fund said Britain's economy would suffer "substantial costs" should it leave the EU without a deal.

  • 2018 sodem postcards from 48%
    Article: Sep 29, 2018

    The madness that is Brexit:

    Brexiteers still claim its Operation Fear, nothing has changed ...

    EU27 ministers choose Paris as the new location for the European Banking Authority (EBA) and Amsterdam for the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

    As Brexit hurtles towards an end game which is unlikely to satisfy anyone, it is important to acknowledge that decisions have already been taken which will impact the UK economy, jobs and services. The scale of the changes about to hit the UK are of such a magnitude that many are still choosing to ignore, challenge or face the consequences of the 2016 referendum. Operation Fear? - well many Brexit decisions have already been taken by UK business unwillingly to wait any longer for these shambolic negotiations to be concluded. Some have already been actioned. Old news maybe, but EU ministers have voted on where to move the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which currently employs over 900 people in London. Amsterdam will be the new host of the agency, which will move after Britain leaves the EU. The EMA is responsible for the scientific evaluation, supervision and safety monitoring of all medicines marketed in the EU's single market. It's not just the jobs that will move but the agency attracts an estimated 36,000 scientists, pharmaceutical representatives bringing high spending visitors to conferences and events in London each year. Britain not only loses the Agency but must pay for moving it from London after Brexit and the bill has soared to a staggering £520m.

  • Tom Brake, Lib Dem spokesperson for Europe, addresses the crowd
    Article: Sep 11, 2018

    The Emergency Motion on Europe be debated on Monday 15th September at 10am which we were unable to preview earlier has now been published.

    In view of its significance and wide scale interest we are publishing it in full as follows:

    F24 Europe Motion: Stopping Brexit

    Proposer: Summation: Submitted by: Rt Hon Tom Brake MP (Spokesperson on Brexit and International Trade) Wera Hobhouse MP (Spokesperson on Communities and Local Government) 14 Party Members

  • Article: Sep 7, 2018

    Brexit - one that you may have missed...

    East Suffolk Lib Dems recognise that our discerning readers have access to a wide range of political news and comment including blogs from those at the very centre of our Party including our own County Councillor Caroline Page who is keeping up the pressure over the Melton Hill development in Woodbridge. Many will be subscribers to Lib Dem Blogger Mark Pack's highly recommended Newswire and will be receiving his regular updates.

  • EU Remainer's Diary
    Article: Sep 5, 2018

    PROMISES, PROMISES, PROMISES - the harsh reality of the labcon Brexit

    by Jon James

    The 'blustering Brexiteers' were cavalier with their promises to the public. As the reality dawned and the wheels of the bus started to fall off, one or two* started to secure their own escape routes, future homes and investments in other European countries and the blame game began.

  • Lib Dem Women (Libdemwomen)
    Article: Jun 8, 2018

    March for a People's Vote

    On June 23, Liberal Democrats with join with thousands of others in a march to Parliament Square to demand a vote on the final Brexit deal. Join us, for this historic event!

    Tens of thousands of people from every part of the UK - as well as a contingent from Gibraltar - will fill central London on Saturday 23rd June to demand a People's Vote on the final Brexit deal in what will be the UK's biggest ever pro-European protest march.

  • Europe Day in the EU - a celebration of peace & unity
    Article: May 9, 2018

    Today, the 9th of May, is Europe Day, celebrating peace and unity across Europe.

    • "World peace cannot be safeguarded without the making of creative efforts proportionate to the dangers which threaten it."
      The Schuman Declaration - 9 May 1950
    • "There will be no peace in Europe if the States rebuild themselves on the basis of national sovereignty, with its implications of prestige politics and economic protection…."

      Jean Monnet 1888-1979

    • "The European Union is the world's most successful invention for advancing peace. John Bruton 1947-

    • Finally on Brexit and UK leaving the EU

  • EU security 2
    Article: Apr 3, 2018

    UK locks up more than any other EU country, according to a report.

    Only non EU member, Turkey had more prison inmates, with 192,627.

    The prison population has come under sharp focus in recent years as jails have been hit by surging levels of violence, self-harm and major disturbances. Penal reform groups have repeatedly highlighted overcrowding as a factor in declining standards behind bars.

  • Lib Dem Women (Libdemwomen)
    Article: Mar 29, 2018

    The Economic Impact of Brexit on Women

    The report published this week by the Women's Budget Group and the Fawcett Society warns that the UK's poorest and most vulnerable women are likely to be the hardest hit by Brexit.

    Because of the avalance of news stories about Brexit from all sides, it's becoming all too easy to zone out however this report is very clear that a post-Brexit economic slump could have a very real impact on women's everyday lives and on the poorest households.. Workplace rights, parental leave, and rights for part-time workers (on which more women than men rely) could all be threatened. If the government opts for a 'hard' Brexit and we leave the Single Market and Customs Union, the situation for women is likely to become even worse.
    A significant economic downturn could also cause government cuts to public services, a sector of employment where women are more likely to work. Other sectors with a largely female workforce such as clothing and textiles could be harmed by increased trade barriers.
    A further drop in the value of the pound coupled with increased trade tariffs would probably drive up food prices, affecting the women who tend to manage budgets in the UK's poorest households.

  • MARCH IPSWICH 2018
    Article: Mar 25, 2018

    Resounding support for Staying Together as Ipswich Exit from Brexit Rally attracts hundreds to March for Europe

    On a day when Labour Shadow spokesperson Owen Smith MP was sacked for speaking out and demanding that the British public get a voice through a referendum on the Brexit deal and Channel 4 and the Guardian made explosive claims about the Leave campaign's conduct during the EU referendum hundreds of supporters for Staying Together gathered at University Campus Ipswich for a March for Europe.

  • EU march and rally
    Article: Mar 23, 2018

    Come and join Suffolk Liberal Democrats at University Campus Ipswich on Saturday 24th March from 12noon

    Suffolk Lib Dems will be hosting their own stand inside the Uni Campus Foyer to recruit new members and discuss the party policy on Brexit.

    Come and join us on the March and listen to the many speakers including Lib Dems Baroness Ros Scott , Daisy Cooper and Regional Chair Jo Hayes in the Speakers Lounge* and outside stage.

  • Lib Dem celebration
    Article: Mar 19, 2018