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The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

We champion the freedom, dignity and well-being of individuals, we acknowledge and respect their right to freedom of conscience and their right to develop their talents to the full. We aim to disperse power, to foster diversity and to nurture creativity.

We believe that the role of the state is to enable all citizens to attain these ideals, to contribute fully to their communities and to take part in the decisions which affect their lives.

We believe the UK is better off in the EU, and we will fight the next election on a clear and unequivocal promise to restore British prosperity and role in the world, with the United Kingdom in the European Union, not out.

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    • Article: May 17, 2019

      When I began to look into the topic of BAME mental health, what surprised me was how little research had been done into it. There is even less when it comes to intersectional groupings. Even with the information that there is, it's not widely accessible or 'showcased'. I got the impression, from an initial trawl of the Internet, that the subject isn't deemed to be particularly 'headline grabbing.'

    • Article: May 16, 2019

      Well, it's confirmed. Theresa May is on manoeuvres again and will try to force the Withdrawal Agreement through Parliament in the week starting 3rd June. Anyone else think this is getting a bit embarrassing?

      For those keeping count, this will be attempt number 4 at pushing this failed deal through Parliament. Each and every time it's been put to the Commons so far, it's been rejected - twice by record margins.

    • Article: May 15, 2019

      As Brexit drags on, it becomes clearer every day - it's a national embarrassment. More and more people are realising how important EU membership is for our country and our future.

      Theresa May is trying to push through a deal that panders to her party's extreme fringe and Nigel Farage. Again and again, Jeremy Corbyn has helped her, letting down Labour supporters across the UK.

    • Article: May 15, 2019
      By Alex Marshall

      Corbyn's dodgy comments.

      Trying to stitch up a deal behind closed doors.

      Shadow ministers bragging how they're bailing the Tories out on Brexit.

      Jeremy Corbyn has teamed up with the Tories to drag us out the EU at any cost. Labour is a pro-Brexit party.

      Let's compare and contrast that to the Liberal Democrats.

    • Article: May 14, 2019

      We launched a new poster in London today, calling out Jeremy Corbyn's dodgy Brexit voting record.

      With a weak minority government, he could have stood up and put an end to this national embarrassment. But instead, he's voted with the Conservatives 29 times to push Brexit through.

      Actions speak louder than words. Labour is a Brexit party.

    • Article: May 13, 2019

      Content warning: this blog post will discuss issues relating to eating disorders

      It's mental health awareness week, and this year's theme is body image. Many people who suffer from ill mental health, such as having an eating disorder, still don't get the support they need. This needs to change.

      We need early intervention, better training for doctors, and standardised waiting times for adults, like we have for children.

    • Article: May 13, 2019

      There was a new round of EU election opinion polling in this weekend - and the Lib Dems are performing amazingly!

      The data released has us between 12 and 15% - the highest we've been in years, with big increases in all 3. If we carry on this momentum, we could well record our best European election showing - ever! We're already well above the Conservatives - and getting close to challenging Labour for second place.

    • Article: May 13, 2019

      We are a proud European party, and we want to keep it that way!

      As a part of us wanting to remain in the EU, we are excited to announce our new joint project with the German liberal party Free Democratic Party.

      It will allow you make direct contact with a new German friend to exchange ideas to help bridge the divide that has been caused by nationalism and misconceptions.

    • Article: May 10, 2019

      WARNING: there are naughty words ahead. Stray political editors from the Daily Express may find their sensibilities offended!

      We launched our EU manifesto yesterday: Bollocks to Brexit. It's as bold as the name suggests - committing us to:

      ✔︎ A People's Vote
      ✔︎ Defending our fishing rights from being traded away
      ✔︎ A carbon-neutral EU by 2050

    • Article: May 9, 2019

      Brexit latest

      They say sailors should not complain about the sea, and - accordingly politicians shouldn't complain about the media.

      Nonetheless, it is one of the frustrations of leading a relatively small (if high quality) group in the House of Commons that we sometimes struggle to get the media coverage we deserve. Likewise PMQs, where I am called only once a month despite our party having secured more than double the vote of the SNP, whose leader is called twice a week!