Government must act swiftly to honour promises to Hong Kong

Responding to reports that China has passed a sweeping national security law giving it new powers over Hong Kong, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Alistair Carmichael has called on the UK Government to act swiftly.

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Watts admits Islington was 'a bit slower' than neighbours on low traffic neighbourhoods

Islington Council leader, Richard Watts, admitted today that Islington has been ‘a bit slower’ than some neighbouring councils on producing detailed plans for low traffic neighbourhoods. 

 

 

Islington Liberal Democrats asked Richard Watts during a Facebook Live video session why Islington hadn’t received any funding from TFL for such schemes. Watts claimed that TFL had so far only provided cash for schemes that were ‘already agreed.’ (TFL’s first round of funding has allocated £6.3 million for 136 emergency cycling and walking schemes in London - and no cash went to Islington.)

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Black Lives Matter

Like so many people around the world we were horrified by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis last week.

His death has sparked international uproar and the rebirth of the Black Lives Matter movement. The reality is that this movement never went away because the injustices never went away for black people, whether in the US or across the world.

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Islington for a Brexit Extension

Time is running out. If the Government is to get an extension on Brexit, it needs to request it before the end of June 2020.

Time is running out for the UK to sign an extension with the EU

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Space for People - Safe streets and clean air now!

Low traffic neighbourhoods are key to a safer, cleaner Islington - and must be introduced immediately, insist local Liberal Democrats.

Lib Dem spokesperson Kate Pothalingam with an Islington Lollypop Man

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Wanted - clean air for all and safe space for pedestrians and cyclists

Listening to people across Islington, these are long term positives for us all that could come out of the awful COVID crisis - if we are determined to make change happen. 

This is why we put a series of questions to Labour Council leader Richard Watts in his Facebook Live broadcast (Friday May 22). He didn’t directly answer any of them! So we are repeating them in this article.

Traffic on High Street, Islington

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14,490 EU nationals in Islington left in limbo, Lib Dems warn

The Liberal Democrats are calling for EU citizens to be given the automatic right to stay in the UK, as new official figures show 14,490 EU nationals living in Islington have not been granted permanent Settled Status to remain in the UK.

Liberal Democrats stand up for EU Nationals

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Claudia Webbe should give up her councillor's allowance

A letter to the Islington Gazette from Liberal Democrat Flora Page.

Flora Page, Islington Liberal Democrat Exec.

It is an outrage that Claudia Webbe is still pocketing an Islington councillor's allowance, paid for by Islington council tax payers, when she now earns £81,900 per year as an MP in Leicester.

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Islington Liberal Democrats ‘Calling with Kindness’

"In the last few weeks I have joined in the London wide campaign led by Siobhan Benita of ‘Calling with Kindness’. Liberal Democrats across the city reaching out beyond our membership to our neighbours to check that people are aware of the support and advice that might be available to them and perhaps just to have a chat.

Helen Redesdale 'Calling with Kindness' in Islington

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Our Living Standards. Our jobs in hard Brexit Britain

December 2019’s General Election saw Brexit inflicted on us all. Johnson’s Tories got well under half votes cast; as in the May European elections, Remain parties got more combined votes than Leavers. But under our distorted, unequal election system, Johnson’s minority vote got a big majority of seats. And so Brexit is happening - and Johnson has given himself just none months to finalise a trade agreement between the UK and the EU.

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