Author Archives: suzanne

Restoration of Legal Aid for asylum seekers

Letter to The Guardian from Lord Roger Roberts.  Not published, but here it is : Your article in the Long Read https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/nov/01/dizzying-maze-uk-immigration-system-hostile-environment rightly highlights the issue of justice not being available to those seeking asylum in a complex legal system, leading to terrible consequences for many. Liberal Democrats have deep concerns about the situation and […]

November Election Special Newsletter

Here is our November election special newsletter, giving links to our mini manifesto on asylum and refugee issues, that will be needed for the general election, so please pass onto candidates in your area. November 2019 Newsletter Election Special Also there is information on the latest news and how it links in with established Lib […]

VOTING IN THE GENERAL ELECTION

Please share this with people who might not be registered to vote, as they are relatively recent refugees. NOTE if they have leave to remain, and do not have to have citizenship, but are from a commonwealth country, they can register to vote. WILL YOU HAVE A VOTE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION ? There is […]

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 https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/09/20/home-office-asylum-lgbt-religion-study-metropolitan-community-church-london/ ) we condemn this ignorance and insensitivity of the Home Office. We also note that […]