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    • Article: Jun 4, 2020

      The Prime Minister must condemn President Trump's behaviour

      British foreign policy must always promote human rights, democracy, and the rule of law all over the world. The USA is no exception.

      The UK has a moral duty to speak out when the freedoms and rights of the people of the US are under attack.

    • Article: Jun 3, 2020

      The murder of George Floyd has led to a global outpouring of anger and grief.

      From Windrush to Grenfell, from Stephen Lawrence to Mark Duggan, we are not short of our own examples of institutionalised, deep-rooted injustices that shame us all

      Racism has been exposed in the most shocking and tragic of ways in Minneapolis but make no mistake - it exists in Britain too.

    • Article: Jun 2, 2020

      The disproportionate toll of COVID-19 on people from BAME groups is extremely alarming.

      My Liberal Democrat colleagues and I have written to the Prime Minister to express our grave concern at the disproportionate toll of COVID-19 on people from black, Asian and minority ethnicity (BAME) backgrounds and are urging the government to take urgent action now to address this.

    • Article: Jun 1, 2020

      In the week since the death of George Floyd in the United States, the grief and anger of black communities in the US and closer to home has been clear.

      The Liberal Democrats extend our solidarity to the Black Lives Matter movement.

      Protests against the killing of black people by police have erupted everywhere from Floyd's home state of Minneapolis, USA, to the UK, Japan, and New Zealand. The world knows George Floyd's name, and his death has fuelled a movement to end police violence against black people.

    • Article: May 29, 2020

      Our late former Leader Paddy Ashdown argued at the time of the Hong Kong handover that without the added right to live in the UK for those holding British National Overseas (BNO) Passports, Beijing could ignore the Joint Declaration.

      We have a duty to act and protect those we vowed we would.

      In 2020, this is becoming a tragic reality. 'Beijing's new law will trample over the 'one country, two systems' framework, crushing Hong Kong's autonomy.

    • Article: May 29, 2020

      With social-distancing rules relaxing in England we are able to start delivering leaflets again, and we want to help people do that.

      That's why the LDHQ Campaigns & Elections Team have now produced a Coronavirus Focus template for seats in England - find the answer to all your questions below.

      If you would like to take advantage of the bulk buy print deal or the Royal Mail paid delivery option, you need to complete this form by 5pm, Friday 5th June.

    • Article: May 26, 2020

      Millions of people are worried for their loved ones. They have made heartbreaking sacrifices every day since lockdown, including missing family gatherings like weddings and funerals.

      People are rightly angry about Dominic Cummings' behaviour. It cannot be one rule for senior government officials and one rule for everyone else

    • Article: May 26, 2020

      We cannot allow coronavirus to blind us to the injustice that is unfolding on Hong Kong.

      Beijing's new national security law is a naked power-grab. It bypasses Hong Kong local law-making processes and demonstrates a complete lack of respect for the Joint Declaration. Clearly China no longer cares for the 'one country, two systems' agreement made between the UK and China during the Handover.

    • Article: May 25, 2020

      I would like to send warm wishes to Muslims in the UK and around the world celebrating Eid al-Fitr.

      Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan - a month of prayer, personal reflection, and self-denial.

      I'm sure that this Ramadan must have felt unusual and I know that observing a socially distanced Eid will not be easy either.

    • Article: May 22, 2020

      It has been confirmed that Beijing is introducing a resolution that would bypass Hong Kong local law-making processes in order to impose a new 'national security law' on the territory.

      We cannot sit back and watch this violation of rights and freedoms.

      It is clear that China no longer cares for the 'one country, two systems' agreement made between the UK and China during the Handover.