Author Archives: suzanne

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

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 […]

EU WIDE PRINCIPLES and POLICIES

LD4SOS have issued this statement of Lib Dem Policies relating to refugees and asylum seekers, relevant to the current European Parliamentary elections  on 23rd May EU-wide principles We reiterate our commitment to the 1951 UN Refugee Convention and to the right of every person to seek and enjoy asylum. We support the creation of ‘safe and legal routes to Europe’ […]