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Welcome to Liberal Democrat European Group

LDEG is a forum for Lib Dem Members to discuss European issues.

We provide campaign support for members, and promote the case for Britain's EU Membership.

LDEG membership is open to all members of the Liberal Democrat Party and of its European allies.

  • Charlotte Crane
    Article: Jun 21, 2016
    By Charlotte Cane

    On 10 June Charlotte Crane delivered the following speech to a local audience as part of a debate on Britain's future in Europe. We reproduce it here with Charlotte's permission:

    Thank you all for coming this evening to discuss whether or not we should remain in the European Union.

    For me there are many reasons to remain in the Union, but the three most important are:

  • Cinnamon book club logo
    Article: Jun 13, 2016

    A group of authors and artists has backed Britain remaining in the EU, saying that "any isolationist impulse is culturally destructive".

    Dr. Jan Fortune from Cinnamon Press said:

    "The ability to move freely within Europe has given Britain a better economic position and, in terms of literature, access to grants that have enhanced the diversity of independent and exciting works of fiction and poetry.

  • Dr Alan Bullion
    Article: Jun 4, 2016
    By Dr Alan Bullion

    Why should you vote Remain on June 23 in the referendum on Britain's future in the European Union? Because the South Eastbenefits through EU funding, which supports regional development, provides investment in local firms, creates job opportunities, improves prospects for young people through apprenticeships and higher education, and supports agriculture. More 500,000 jobs across the South East depend on exports to the EU. Almost half (47%) of goods exported from the South East last year were exported to the EU, with a value of £19 billion.

  • Actor David Morrissey (Tristan Loper [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Jun 3, 2016

    TV and film star David Morrissey features in the new Environmentalists for Europe video which appeals to parents to vote remain in the EU referendum so that the British countryside and wildlife are protected for their children's future.

    The video, due for distribution in Picture House Cinemas across the country, is filmed on the North Norfolk coast, one of the areas protected by the Birds and Habitats Directives that could be dismantled if we leave the EU.