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

We provide campaign support for members, and argue that Britain is stronger and better off in the EU.

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  • Article: Apr 24, 2017
    By Chris Higman, British citizen and FDP local councillor in Schwalbach, close to Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    A Visit to Galati (Hard Brexit will see us lose free movement rights)

    A few weeks ago I visited Galati in Romania, where my grandmother was born. Galati, on

    the Danube only just upstream of the delta area, is almost as far east as you can travel in the

    European Union. From a public park in the city you can look across the border to Moldova

  • Article: Apr 23, 2017

    So, in the end, Theresa May's decision to break her word on a snap election was as disingenuous as it was inevitable: with the Brexit press braying in support, Jeremy Corbyn as inept as ever, Parliament reduced to a supine whimper, what did she have to lose? So she confected some paper-thin excuses about the dastardly habit of opposition parties opposing the Government, took a bow from the sycophants in the Right-wing press and now hopes to sail effortlessly towards a world free of all meaningful opposition after June 8.

  • Document: Apr 22, 2017
    128.87 KiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    Sir Alan is former adviser on negotiations leading to the EU Constitutional Treaty and the Treaty of Lisbon,

    leader of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office team preparing a model Constitutional Treaty, and professor of

    European law at the University of Cambridge from 1995 to 2009, now professor emeritus.

    Sir Alan gave the Lib Dem Lawyers' Club 80 Lecture this year, on April 3rd. The topic was the Brexit negotiations.

    This is a summary of what he said

  • Event: May 9, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Lecture Theatre CLO B01, Clore Management Centre (Birbeck College University London), 2 Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX

    Birkbeck College is holding an event on thbe imopact of the French Presidential elections on the Brexit negiotiations.

    The event is being held directly (2 days) after the French Elections
    It is on 9th May at 1.00pm to 3.00pm: Booking here:
    http://bit.ly/NewFrPresident

    The speakers are:
    Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrats (confirmed)

    Vernon Bogdanor, Professor of History & Politics at Kings College London, author of The New British Constitution? (2009) (confirmed)

    H.E. Sylvie Bermann, French Ambassador to the UK (to confirm)

    Marianne Magnin, MoDem legislative candidate for French Nationals living in the UK (confirmed) ...

    Chair: Stephen Crosher
    Parliamentary Spokesperson Holborn & St Pancras
    Summation & Thanks: Gareth Bell, Students for Europe

    It is strictly a ticketed event, no admission will be granted without a ticket.
    Book your tickets here: http://bit.ly/NewFrPresident

    Date: 9th May - 1.00pm to 3.00pm
    There will be mingling and networking with refreshments after the event

    Venue

    Lecture Theatre CLO B01,
    Clore Management Centre
    (Birbeck College University London),
    2 Malet Street, Bloomsbury,
    London WC1E 7HX
    Capacity 225 people. Strictly ticket holders only.

    Refreshments (teas, coffee, soft drinks) provided outside theatre after event.

    Costs: Free to students from Birkbeck
    (online booking system will validate)

    Free to other students
    (proof of student status will be required on the door)

    £15 to non students
    Book Tickets Here:
    http://bit.ly/NewFrPresident

    Event Format

    5-7 minute point of view from each panelist
    2-3 minute reply from each panelist
    Two key issues arising debated
    20 minute Q&A.

    I hope to see you at this exciting and timely event - just after the French Presidential Elections.