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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.

  • Article: Jul 26, 2015

    There have already been a number of interventions about how the UK should vote in a referendum. Not all have been welcomed, by either side, but the pattern has been clear, even if the Euro-Sceptics are not so pleased with this.

    For example, President Obama of the United State of America is keen that we remain a player in the European Union:

  • Alan Bullion
    Article: Jul 19, 2015
    By Dr Alan Bullion in The Times of Tunbridge Wells

    Dear Sir,

    Foreign investors are being put off investing in the UK until the EU referendum is over. Research carried out by consultants at Ernst & Young have warned that uncertainty caused by the proposed 2017 In/Out referendum will put the UK's foreign direct investment at risk.

    Britain is attractive to foreign investment precisely because of the easy access we provide to the Single Market. The UK acts as a gateway to Europe, making us very competitive indeed. Whilst Conservative leader David Cameron is trying to renegotiate our membership of the EU, investors are putting their future plans on ice. Very troubling times lay ahead if Britain continues to create this uncertainty for potential investors.

  • Article: Jul 13, 2015
    By Steve Martin in Shoreham Herald

    Liberal Democrat Steve Martin highlights that criminals, like business, are now a multi national concern:

    "UK police officers and the EU's law enforcement agency Europol have conducted a week-long operation targeting foreign criminal gangs who have been using the UK's roads and motorways to smuggle people and drugs."

  • Nick Hopkinson
    Article: Jul 10, 2015

    Your feature "MPs disagree on 16 and 17-year-olds having vote on EU" contrasts markedly with the two ill-informed letters from UKIP members in last week's Herald (July 2).

    It is, furthermore, astonishing that you report one Conservative MP argues: "the priority must be to get more young people turning out to vote, before having a debate about reducing the voting age."