Civil Liberties and the NHS App

The NHS has launched a tracing App for trialling in the Isle of Wight. How does it measure up against the civil liberties checklist that I authored on Lib Dem Voice on 15th April, along with some excellent additions within the comments? First, the positives: I urged that opting in should be voluntary. It is. […]

We must revive Britain’s history of bold policy

Coronavirus has blown open many of the issues contemporary society faces as a whole. The UK Government has acted radically in the last few weeks. The furlough scheme has guaranteed many workers pay, and a huge effort has provided support for charities and businesses. Yet many have been left behind. Those laid off have joined […]

Public scrutiny of lockdown exit strategy

The Government must publish its “exit strategy” for easing the “lock down” for public scrutiny to avoid repeating past mistakes and ensure that when the time comes it is ready and it does not overlook anything or anyone. For example as a former Director of Social Services and Non-Executive Director of an NHS Trust it […]

Clap For Carers Must Be Followed Up With Action

We have all witnessed or better still participated in the clap for carers initiative which has grown out of the current crisis. I am sure that the carers themselves are lifted by our support. However what they really need is practical help, something that the government has been slow in coming up with.  Britain’s carers […]

NHS – indefinite leave to remain

It’s not just non-British NHS workers who should get indefinite leave to remain. Our party has rightly come out and argued that doctors, nurses and paramedics at the frontline who are not British citizens should not just have their visas extended by one year (as reported in the Independent, but be given an indefinite leave […]

27 November 2019 – today’s press releases

Lib Dem poster attacks Johnson for lying to Queen, Parliament and people Lib Dems: Trump to profit from Brexit Britain Lib Dems – Immigration detention must be absolute last resort Welsh Lib Dems welcome votes at 16 Leaked documents show US offered PR advice to UK over chlorinated chicken Lib Dem poster attacks Johnson for […]