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ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS FROM BOTH LEADERSHIP CANDIDATES

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS TO LIB DEM LEADERSHIP CANDIDATES. LD4SOS have asked each of the candidates for leadership of the Lib Dems the same set of questions, on issues relating to asylum seekers and refugees. These are their answers, so we hope it helps you to decide who to vote for in the leadership election ANSWER TO […]

REFUGEE WEEK CALLS FROM LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

REFUGEE WEEK CALLS FROM LIBERAL DEMOCRATS. Liberal Democrats believe that seekers of sanctuary in the UK should be treated humanely, with compassion and respect. They work to do what they can to implement this, and to end the hostile environment. This Refugee Week, two calls have been made about our commitment to refugees from war […]

DECISION MAKING ON ASYLUM APPLICATIONS

A radical and effective way of making decisions on claims for asylum must be brought in.  It is no use tinkering around the edges and making little adjustments.  The issue has been highlighted by The Guardian here https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/may/07/home-office-abandons-six-month-target-for-asylum-claim-decisions?fbclid=IwAR0gEIY-YFU6MCKCrEOJlcpSmtNvonc2K9esjSjc-Yb_1JJOEMCab_LOku8 The quality of decision making must always be upheld, by fully trained case worker, with realistic targets […]

ANOTHER PUSH TO END INDEFINITE DETENTION ( update)

There has never been a better parliamentary opportunity to finally end indefinite detention for immigration purposes. Ending such indefinite detention has long been a key policy for Lib Dems. It has featured in both the 2015 and 2017 manifestos. You can see more detail on our policy paper here. Our MPs and Peers have taken […]