Govt must provide clarity on plans for divisive Covid ID cards

Responding to the Government’s statement today on Covid ID cards, Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael said:  “Covid ID cards are intrusive and divisive. They are not an effective way to reopen our economy or keep people safe. They would turn our country into a two-tier society, with many deni...

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Record levels of self-harm show women's prisons are in crisis

Responding to latest figures which show that self-harm by female prisoners reached a record high in 2020, Liberal Democrat Justice Spokesperson Wera Hobhouse MP said: "Our prisons are in crisis. The amount of self-harm, especially in women's prisons, is shockingly high and rising.   "Far too ma...

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Domestic Abuse Bill: Govt must follow through with funding for services

As the Domestic Abuse Bill completed its final stages in Parliament yesterday, Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine, who moved the motion to record misogynistic hate crimes, commented: "This bill passing into law will mean so much to so many people who have campaigned and worked to combat the sc...

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Ed Davey backs Bereaved Families calling for PM apology after lockdown comments

Responding to the petition from the Bereaved Families for Justice calling on the Prime Minister to apologise, Liberal Democrats Leader Ed Davey MP said: “This is a powerful initiative from the Bereaved Families. I cannot imagine how tens of thousands of families have felt seeing these appalling c...

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Lib Dems warn against return to 'damaging' Whitehall police targets

Lib Dems warn against return to 'damaging' Whitehall police targets

The Liberal Democrats are calling on Priti Patel not to impose centralised crime targets on local police forces, warning it “would be a grave mistake” that “risks seriously undermining” police officers. In a letter to the Home Secretary, the party’s Home Affairs Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael a...

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PM must act now on slave labour World Cup after Super League collapse

Following the collapse of the European Super League, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Sport, Jamie Stone MP, has called on the Government to "speak out against slavery" associated with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. According to data compiled from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, ...

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