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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: Sep 27, 2020

      The Liberal Democrats fought long and hard to Stop Brexit.

      And our values have not changed. At every step of the Brexit process, we have been clear and outspoken in our position that Britain is better off within the EU. We will always stand firm in our pro-European, internationalist values because we know, we are so much better off together than we will ever be alone.

    • Article: Sep 27, 2020

      The climate emergency is one of the biggest issues facing the UK and the world, but our Government is failing to face up to it.

      Social distancing, face coverings, and 'bubbles' may be our new normal - but climate change doesn't have to be

      While coronavirus rightly dominated the headlines, the Government has let what little it was doing to protect the planet slip. Even when the country came to a near standstill during lockdown, our emissions only fell by between 4-7%. It's clear we need to be much more ambitious if we're going to really tackle the climate crisis.

    • Article: Sep 27, 2020

      A strong, politically independent BBC plays a key role in our democracy, our creative industries, and our daily lives. The Conservatives are putting that at risk.

      The Conservatives' war with the BBC is no secret. Dominic Cumming's think tank described the BBC as the Conservatives' "mortal enemy". This Government has forced the cost of free licenses for over-75s onto the BBC.

    • Article: Sep 27, 2020

      Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

      For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemWhips

      Weekly Whip w/c 21st September

      Monday 21st September

      Before Monday's main business on the Internal Market Bill, Matt Hancock gave a Ministerial Statement on a Covid-19 update from over the weekend and the sharp rise in cases across the country. Munira Wilson took the opportunity to press the Secretary of State on testing in care homes. Despite his emphasis on prioritisation of care homes, many homes are still experiencing a two-week delay for test results.

    • Article: Sep 27, 2020
      By Anonymous

      The killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, by police in the US has sparked an international reckoning with racial injustice.

      The Liberal Democrats need to commit ourselves to combating racism - conscious or unconscious, individual or institutional - wherever we find it, including within our own party.

    • Article: Sep 27, 2020

      Day 2 at Autumn Conference saw two big policy motions passed, speeches by MPs Layla Moran and Munira Wilson, and a Q&A with new Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey.

      Didn't have time to catch it all? Here's what you might have missed on Day 2, as well as what's coming up on Day 3...

      Motion calling on urgent change to COVID-19 strategy passes

    • Article: Sep 26, 2020

      Q: What is a Liberal Democrat, who are you targeting, and how will your vision reach them?

      I think a political party must always start with our values. The Liberal Democrat values of freedom, equality of opportunity and community - these are our strong values which we've campaigned on for years and years, and we must keep campaigning on them.

    • Article: Sep 26, 2020

      The coronavirus pandemic has changed every single one of our lives.

      For our frontline workers, we need safety, support and fair pay now.

      You may have been furloughed from work, or lost your job, You may be one of millions of young people now navigating an online learning environment. You may be isolated from friends or family or have lost a loved one to COVID-19.