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News from Rushcliffe Liberal Democrats

  • Article: Sep 18, 2021
    By Liberal Democrats

    Soaring temperatures worldwide, flash flooding in central London and increasing numbers of wildfires. These are just a few ecological disasters we are seeing as a result of climate change. It is painfully obvious we must act.

    We need to be ambitious. It is only by working with every single nation across the globe that we can hope to take on this challenge.

  • Article: Sep 18, 2021
    By Daisy Cooper

    More than 800 years ago, St Albans Abbey hosted some of the very first meetings that led to the drafting of Magna Carta - the "great charter of liberties".

    That started a proud tradition here in our wonderful city - a proud tradition of fighting for greater democracy, liberties and freedoms.

    And in the last few years, there have been many such fights.

  • Article: Sep 18, 2021
    By Liberal Democrats

    The sickening treatmeant of the Uyghur people by the Chinese Government is genocide.

    And we cannot stand idly by while these gross violations of human rights are perpetrated.

    The Uyghur population are being rounded up and forced into internment camps.

    Half a million children have been taken away indefinitely from their parents.

  • Article: Sep 18, 2021

    There are almost one hundred thousand children in care in the UK and they face significant disadvantages in life.

    they face significant disadvantages in life"

    The average child in care enters care at age 14, which is a crucial point academically. Only 12% of care leavers have entered higher education by the age of 23 and many care leavers rely on Universal Credit as their main source of income.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2021

    The world's largest and most successful companies, including Google, Amazon and Facebook, are avoiding paying taxes in the countries where they operate. Instead, they shift their profits and hide in tax havens.

    they shift their profits and hide in tax havens"

    They must pay their fair share. And to do that, we need a global minimum corporation tax.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2021

    99% of businesses in our economy are small businesses. Unfortunately the Government is simply not doing enough to protect them.

    The pandemic devastated small businesses as they were forced shut overnight. Retail and hospitality were among the hardest hit. As a result, many businesses are in a rent-arrears crisis with unpaid commercial rent totalling £6 billion.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2021

    A 2017 government survey found that almost 1 in 13 LGBT+ have been offered or had conversion therapy. This rises to 1 in 7 amongst transgender people. Over half of these conversion therapy practices are carried out by faith organisations.

    As Liberal Democrats we champion the Individual right to privacy and autonomy. This must include the right to medical autonomy for adults.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2021

    Every year people flock to the beaches around our coastline. They are places of fun, enjoyment and pleasure.

    As an islander the sea defines a lot about you.

    Conservatives and nationalists will tell you that the sea is something that sets us apart, it divides us from other peoples and countries.

    They speak about us being an island nation.

  • Article: Sep 13, 2021
    By Layla Moran MP
    The Government has told MPs to stop taking up the cases of Afghan nationals who are still in the country and in need of help.
    In a letter to MPs, Home Office minister Victoria Atkins said that the Government will not be able "to respond to colleagues with specific updates on individuals" given the"deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan."
  • Article: Sep 12, 2021
    By Mark Pack

    Setting out our vision for the country

    Our September Federal Conference has a key trio of debates on our vision for a Liberal Democratic society, our overall policy platform and the strategy to give us the political power to achieve those aims.

    Having spent the first part of this Parliament fixing many of the practical organisational issues that caused so many problems in the 2019 general election, we now need to shift up a gear to get the external aspects right too. Sarah Green's victory in Chesham and Amersham is a wonderfully inspiring example of what we can achieve when we get this right. The challenge is now to do that across the country.