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Welcome to LDEG

The Liberal Democrat European Group (LDEG) is an Associate Organisation (AO) of the Liberal Democrats providing a forum for discussion and understanding of European issues.

We also provide campaigning support for members and promote within the party the case for Britain's continued EU Membership.

Membership of LDEG is open to all members of the Liberal Democrat Party and of allied European political parties.

  • The IN campaign
    Article: Feb 13, 2016
    By Antony Hook in Lib Dem Voice

    Antony Hook gives the first part of his weekly round-up of referendum stories

    It's the economy, stupid

    Small exporters in Britain are suffering due to the risk of Brexit reports the Times.

    "Companies are less confident about their prospects than at any time in the past three years, amid fears about the global economy and uncertainty about Britain's place in Europe."

  • Senator Barack Obama
    Article: Feb 12, 2016
    By Antony Hook in Lib Dem Voice

    Just about every government in the world, except Russia (UKIP's favorite), has expressed a view that it hopes Britain remains in the EU. This includes Commonwealth countries and allies in North and South America, Africa and Asia.

    President Obama intervened again last week by advising David Cameron in a phone call on Tuesday that the US sees Britain's interests as best served in the EU rather than outside.

    Article: Feb 6, 2016

    The "proposed UK-EU settlement" will be published, so we can all read it, then it will be debated by governments on 18-19 February. (BBC website report)

    The City has given the proposals, as reported so far, a cautious welcome (FT - paywall)

    The Guardian reports that a short campaign with voting on 23 June is now very likely.

  • For sale sign
    Article: Feb 6, 2016

    Property prices and transaction volumes will be hit if the UK leaves the European Union, says First State Global's Stephen Hayes.

    Hayes, head of property securities at First State and manager of the £257m Global Property Securities fund, says a potential Brexit "could be an excuse to lead to transaction and prices moderating in the UK, especially in London".