As the PM stood on the podium inside the Iglesia Novella last Friday with the slogan “shared history, shared challenges and shared future” in the background, one would have been excused for thinking that Theresa May was about to announce that we were staying in the EU after all.
If May isn’t careful, this bill will sink under the weight of all its amendments
The new parliamentary session is getting underway, and tomorrow the government will introduce its “Repeal Bill”—the most significant step yet in the Brexit process. This will repeal the 1972 European Communities Act, which gives primacy to EU law. All existing EU legislation will then be transposed into British law. At least, that’s the government’s plan.
Today, at Liberal Democrat party conference in York, leader Tim Farron will say the party is Britain's best vehicle for political change. He will boldly say that the party want to replace Labour and be the progressive opposition to the Conservatives. He will attack Labour for their failure to provide an effective opposition and slam the Conservatives. He will call on business to 'dump' the Tories and for moderate Conservatives to defect.
Waking up on the 9th November was a dark day for liberal democracy. The candidate who had on countless times made racist, xenophobic and anti-semitic comments on the campaign trail, mocked disabled reporters, divided communities and preached a misogyny on an unprecedented level had won the election.
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On 19th January 2017, Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, took part in a general debate on Holocaust Memorial Day. Tom took the opportunity to bring attention to the deteriorating situation in South Sudan, where a steady process of ethnic cleansing is underway, saying: