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West Suffolk Liberal Democrats

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  • Article: Jul 15, 2020
  • Alistair Carmichael MP
    Article: Jun 20, 2020

    As reported in the Guardian Saturday 20th June, the Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesperson, Alistair Carmichael, said: "Given the prime minister has for nine months sat on the intelligence committee report into Russian interference of our democracy, his decision to delay nominations to the committee raises serious ethical questions.

  • Layla Moran's Twitter avatar
    Article: Jun 18, 2020

    This is the headline in the Guardian on 18th June. Their headline led into a review of a new document edited by Layla Moran called Build Back Better. Over 40 contributors were asked to consider progressive policy ideas for Britain after coronavirus, and whether the changed political and economic circumstances require new Lib Dem policies, or whether they reinforce and highlight the case for our existing proposals. Decide for yourself if these proposals meet the new challenges we face by downloading the document here

  • HoC
    Article: Jun 18, 2020

    Find more about Matt Hancock and his financial links to the horse racing industry plus: LibDem's £150bn green recovery plan to get past Covid-19 with a brand new start. Just visit our Facebook pages West Suffolk LibDems VHQ and https://www.facebook.com/WestSuffolkLibDems/notifications/

  • Wendy Chamberlain MP
    Article: Jun 18, 2020

    Responding to reports that the Prime Minister will announce later today that the Foreign Office and Department for International Development are set to be merged, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for International Development Wendy Chamberlain said:

    "Not content with depriving disadvantaged kids of their free school meals, the Prime Minister is now choosing to abolish the department whose job is to support the most vulnerable people around the world.

    "UK aid prevents suffering. The Liberal Democrats have always made absolutely clear our unequivocal support for Britain's role as a world leader in providing aid to those most in need. By working internationally we can achieve so much more than we can alone.

    "This decision shows the extent of the Prime Minister's determination to see the UK turn its back on the world."

  • School meals ()
    Article: Jun 18, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats accused the Government of being "callous and heartless" for spending £120m on a Festival For Brexit, when the same amount of money could be spent on extending free school meals over the summer.

    Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson, Layla Moran, made the intervention ahead of an opposition debate today on calls to extend free school meals during the coronavirus outbreak. The Government recently confirmed that the Festival for Brexit will be going ahead in 2022, with £120 million of taxpayers' money earmarked for the event. This is the exact same amount it would cost to extend free school meals to all eligible pupils over the six-week summer holiday.

    Just a few hours later the
    Prime Minister's performed another u-turn, this time on free school meals, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Layla Moran said:

    "Too many vulnerable children face falling through the cracks. We are grateful to Marcus Rashford and all those campaigners who have helped force the Prime Minister to rediscover his conscience, but it should never have been needed.

    "The Government must now work cross-party and with parents, teache rs and local governments to do more. We must ensure no child is left behind.

    "That starts with Liberal Democrat proposals to combine the free school meals voucher scheme with an emergency uplift in child benefit and a 'catch-up premium' to ensure every child has the best start in life."