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  • 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.

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    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.