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Welcome to LDEG

The Liberal Democrat European Group (LDEG) is the association for UK Liberal Democrats interested in European politics.
Membership of LDEG is open to all members of the Liberal Democrat Party and of allied European political parties.

  • Sylvia Gallagher (Sylvia Gallagher)
    Article: May 28, 2015
    By Sylvia Gallagher

    By Sylvia Gallagher

    Apart from a brief flirtation with it under Passos Manuel Canavarro in the 1820/30s there is every sign that Liberalism in Portugal still has a long way to travel. Anyone living in rural Portugal outside either Lisbon or Porto may be more concerned with reading the weather than political articles especially in these long Post Salazar days when rural residents are still busy with goats and grapes and political education is in its infancy in schools.

  • Document: May 21, 2015
    287.13 KiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    2 March 2015 LIBG LDEG NLCThis timely session attracted 45 participants from the Liberal International British Group (LIBG), Liberal Democrat European Group (LDEG), Liberal Democrat party, the D66 party in the Netherlands, European activists, diplomats, journalists, and other opinion formers.

    After a welcome by Wendy Kyrle-Pope, LIBG Chair, the session was chaired Nick Hopkinson, LDEG Chair. The speakers were Sir Andrew Stunell, MP, Liberal Democrat lead on immigration policy; Stientje van Veldhoven, D66 Member of the Dutch Parliament, Sunder Katwala, Director, British Future, London; Camino Mortera-Martinez, Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform, and Roger Casale, Founder and Director, New Europeans.

    This report includes a personal interpretation of the contributions of speakers and participants, to which have been added some research and commentary undertaken in light of the result of the 7 May General Election. As such, this document does not necessarily reflect the views of LIBG, LDEG, or any other organisation, and any errors are the responsibility of the undersigned.

  • 2 March 2015 LIBG LDEG NLC
    Article: May 21, 2015
    By Nick Hopkinson

    This timely session attracted 45 participants from the Liberal International British Group (LIBG), Liberal Democrat European Group (LDEG), Liberal Democrat party, the D66 party in the Netherlands, European activists, diplomats, journalists, and other opinion formers. After a welcome by Wendy Kyrle-Pope, LIBG Chair, the session was chaired Nick Hopkinson, LDEG Chair. The speakers were Sir Andrew Stunell, MP, Liberal Democrat lead on immigration policy; Stientje van Veldhoven, D66 Member of the Dutch Parliament, Sunder Katwala, Director, British Future, London; Camino Mortera-Martinez, Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform, and Roger Casale, Founder and Director, New Europeans. This report includes a personal interpretation of the contributions of speakers and participants, to which have been added some research and commentary undertaken in light of the result of the 7 May General Election. As such, this document does not necessarily reflect the views of LIBG, LDEG, or any other organisation, and any errors are the responsibility of the undersigned.

  • EU Tory Manifesto page 2015
    Article: May 13, 2015

    Could the Tories be the start of the UK leaving the EU?

    Now the dust is settling we're starting to look at what the Tory Manifesto has in store for the country now there isn't a Liberal Democrat presence to curb them.

    It's clear that as a party they still remain deeply divided as to whether they are pro, or anti, European Union and it looks like this will play out on to the street.