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West Suffolk Liberal Democrats

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  • Release the Russia Report
    Article: Jun 18, 2020

    A cross-party group of MPs have written to Prime Minister Johnson urging him to publish a long-delayed report into Russian interference in UK elections.that was finished eight months ago

    The report was sent to Johnson in October 2019, but the Prime Minister refused to publish it before the general election.

    Indeed a notification was released on 13th December 2019 stating that No 10 approved the release of the intelligence committee's report into Russian interference in the UK *literally the day after* the general election once a new intelligence and security committee was appointed. Yet 6 months on from the general election and still no new intelligence and security committee has been appointed.

    Meaning that Eight months on, Johnson's UK government is still yet to release the report.

    The group of MPs have written to Johnson, warning him that failure to release it "raises serious concerns and questions about the transparency and integrity" of UK democracy.

    The letter, organised by the Liberal Democrats, says it'd be "untenable" for the report to stay confidential.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/boris-johnson-russia-report-affront-to-democracy-cross-party-letter-2020-6?fbclid=IwAR34kU-ijRVKI-JLtyqcQla_Ch9JPxovJE54gqYu_x6BILhPYPiB_BIrTxs&r=US&IR=T

  • Christine Jardine (Christine Jardine)
    Article: Jun 18, 2020

    Responding to Public Health England's report on the impact of COVID-19 on BAME groups, which highlighted the adverse effects of the Government's Hostile Environment policy and 'No Recourse to Public Funds' rule, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Christine Jardine said:

    "The coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented threat, leaving the most vulnerable in society at risk. We must ensure that BAME communities are not left behind by the Government's response to this crisis.

    "The Government must act urgently to address the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on BAME communities, and to solve the deep-seated inequalities and injustices they face.

    "It is appalling that the Conservatives' discriminatory Hostile Environment policies and their refusal to suspend the 'No Recourse to Public Funds' rule are preventing migrants and other BAME people from accessing the healthcare they need during this pandemic.

    "If the Government is serious about tackling racial injustice, the Home Secretary must end the Hostile Environment and give migrants access to Universal Credit during this crisis."

  • Pride
    Article: Jun 18, 2020
    By Coralie Ayala
    Pride was spearheaded by black and trans women who put their lives at risk for others.

    On the morning of June 28 1969, police raided an underground gay bar in New York city called Stonewall Inn. The raid wasn't unusual but that morning the response was.

    This time, as the police got violent, the people in the Stonewall Inn fought back.

  • Wendy Chamberlain MP
    Article: Jun 16, 2020

    LibDem MP for NE Fife, Wendy Chamberlain, revealed the shocking truth last week in Parliament: not all votes are equal. She went on to demand the Government deal urgently with the inequality. Wendy is the Liberal Demcrat spokesperson for Political and Constitutional Reform, Scotland, Wales and Norhtern Ireland and International Development. Full report from the Electoral Reform Society here:

  • Tim Farron
    Article: Jun 12, 2020

    Tim Farron, LibDem MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale and spokesperson for Food and Rural Affairs, spoke to the i's Jane Merrick yesterday. He initiated a Freedom of Information Request that showed how little had been spent on the campaign to recruit essential seasonal workers to support the farming industry. The The Liberal Democrats, claim the low spending showed that Boris Johnson is not doing enough to prevent food shortages in the wake of the pandemic.

  • Helen's Letter in Bury Free Press
    Article: Jun 7, 2020

    Helen Korfanty is a familiar local campaigner in Bury St Edmunds and a member of the West Suffolk LibDems Executive as well as Chair of Bury Branch. Her latest letter to Bury Free Press urges all residents to contact their MP to demand indefinite leave to remain for EU nationals who are providing essential front line services to West Suffolk. Please read her letter and, if you agree, write at once to your MP. It's just a simple process if you click on this link Write To My MP.