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:
Major trade-offs lie within the rapid and continual developments in cyber technology. While advances in the field are reinvigorating how governments are run and how consumers live, so, too, are the ways in which aggressive states wage war, terrorists plot, and criminals break laws.
Watch Tom''s urgent intervention on the Emergency Debate on International action to protect civilians in Aleppo and Syria, commenting on the humanitarian crisis.