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  • Containers and trade
    Article: Jul 9, 2020

    Yesterday's Business Insider scoop of a leaked letter from Trade Secretary Liz Truss to two Cabinet colleagues is a major crack in the Brexit edifice.

    The story reminds among other things that international law trumps domestic law, be it based on WTO, EU or any other treaty-based agreement, and that such commitments can land a country in trouble if they are not met. It also shows how replacing all the benefits of our EU membership by the end of this year continues to be a Tory fantasy.

  • Article: Jul 9, 2020

    Last week NFU deputy president Stuart Roberts and ALDC chief executive Tim Pickstone co-hosted a one-hour webinar on topics faced by rural communities post-Brexit and post-Covid that is now available to replay.

    Further details and links to related resources here.

  • Lord Alderdice (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Jul 9, 2020

    Liberal International President of Honour, First Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly and former leader of the Alliance Party Lord (John) Alderdice will give a talk on Re-imaging the United Kingdom on Monday 13 July from 6pm on-line. Further details and Zoom registration here.

  • Lord Roger Liddle official Parli portrait
    Article: Jul 3, 2020

    A new European Policy Centre discussion paper by Labour peer Roger Liddle:

    "The current UK-EU negotiations are heading for disaster: the probability of a 'bare-bones' trade deal, with some limited add-ons, is looking strong. The future relationship between the two will most probably be blighted by tensions over continual trade disputes.

  • Article: Jul 3, 2020

    Narrated by Gavin Esler and projected on Barnard Castle, a medieval ruin in County Durham. Part One.

  • Article: Jul 3, 2020

    From the archives a Brexit-day 'au revoir' from the Brussels Metro (STIB-MIVB). Posted first on 31 January this short clip reminds all of our common history and, perhaps, points to our common destiny.

  • Article: Jun 29, 2020

    Sky News' Adam Parsons: "Brexit is back on the agenda with the first face to face talks between the UK and EU since the pandemic began. French fishermen who trawl in British waters feel that their livelihoods depend on the outcome of these discussions."

  • EU and UK flag
    Article: Jun 29, 2020

    Party leadership hustings this summer will include a session dedicated to Britain's place in Europe and the World on 22 July at 7.30pm. Futher details including registration here.

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  • LD pod podcast
    Article: Jun 29, 2020

    Preston-based party podcast empresario John Potter has invited four former Lib Dem MEPs -- Antony Hook, Shaffaq Mohammed, Sheila Ritchie and Caroline Voaden -- to discuss ongoing EU negotiations and the prospects for a future relationship. Available on all usual podcast channels. LibDemPod also on Twitter here and YouTube here.