Article: Jan 6, 2021By Mark Johnston
A policy proposal to the Party's Spring Conference on 19-21 March was submitted today and is copied below.
Publication here is without prejudice to decisions of the Federal Conference Committee (FCC) and does not preclude drafting and other amendments in due course.
UPDATE 19 January: The motion has now been selected for debate.
Article: Jan 4, 2021By Mark Johnston
Article: Dec 30, 2020By Mark Johnston
Recall of Parliament, 30 December 2020 - Voting Recommendation
At its meeting on Tuesday the LDEG Executive agreed unanimously to reject the Tory Government's Brexit Deal and calls on the Party's MPs and peers to vote against the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill when it comes before Parliament this week.
Article: Dec 19, 2020By Mark Johnston
LDEG is led by an executive committee of up to 25 people. While three seats are reserved for co-option 22 seats including six officers are are subject to elections every two years. Twelve of these seats correspond to Scotland, Wales and the ten party regions in England.
At its 21 November meeting the current Executive agreed the appointment of an independent Returning Officer and the timetable for election as follows:
Article: Nov 27, 2020By Mark Johnston
Article: Nov 25, 2020By Mark Johnston
"These are decisive days for our negotiations with the United Kingdom. But I cannot tell you today, if in the end there will be a deal. There has been genuine progress on a number of important questions: on law enforcement and judicial cooperation; on social security coordination. And also on goods, services and transport we now have the outline of a possible final text. In these areas there are still some important issues to agree, but they should be manageable.
The first lesson from Biden: respect for the opposition is the first step to healing | Caroline VoadenArticle: Nov 19, 2020
Our vice-president Caroline Voaden (above) has written for West Country Bylines on the outcome of the recent U.S. elections and the wider lesson it gives:
"The relief, and even joy, at Joe Biden's win in the US elections has been somewhat tempered by the spotlight it has shone on something that has been lacking in our politics for years, but is now more obvious than ever by its absence.
Article: Nov 2, 2020By Mark Johnston
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