Author Archives: suzanne

Lampedusa, the colliding point of the International Migration Crisis ?

A talk given at a Liberal International British Group meeting at Lib Dem Conference, by LD4SOS Council member, Suzanne Fletcher. This isn’t a talk about the facts and figures, there are very many indeed. In the first half of this year 137,000 crossed the Mediterranean Sea, travelling in terrible conditions, in unsafe boats and dinghies. […]

Ignorance and insensitivity from Home Office

The groups within the Liberal Democrats representing Christians, LGBT+ people, immigrants, and those seeking asylum, have put out the following statement: Following reports that Home Office officials have been accusing asylum-seekers who are both Christian and LGBT+ of “contradiction”,(see ) we condemn this ignorance and insensitivity of the Home Office. We also note that […]

Updated facts and information

We have a number of updated fact and information files, and you can easily download them from the links in this folder. The latest version of the Liberal Democrats for Seekers of Sanctuary mini manifesto. Information documents on “10 Top Facts” and “Let’s get the name right” Policy documents, based on Liberal Democrat policies. Right […]


We fully support what Christine Jardine says in the article below.  There is much that Boris Johnson needs to be ashamed of, and this should be highlighted as one of them. There is often confusion around the labels used to describe asylum seekers, refugees, immigrants and migrants and this can be unhelpful.  For many years […]