The Westminster attacks were shocking news to our organisation. There are a number of our members and friends who work and volunteer around Westminster so it was particularly harrowing to see the headlines in the news.
Our thoughts are with the people and families who were not lucky enough to find that their loved ones were safe and we have nothing but admiration for our police and emergency services who put themselves in harms way for our safety.
Particular commendations, of course, to Tobias Ellwood who had the exceptional bravery of heading towards the site during the attack.
As always, we condemn the act but refuse to believe that at all reflects upon the characters of those from the same minority groups. This was an attack on our freedom and the response should be neither an erosion of our civil liberties nor feelings of hatred towards innocents.
We hope that Britain remains open, tolerant and united, and stands in defiance against such cowardly actions.
This spring, Henry Jones will present his motion on Associate Citizenship of the European Union at Liberal Democrats Party Conference in York, 17-19 March. As a member of Young Liberals Policy Committee, Henry is standing up “for millions of people across the UK who value their EU citizenship” and wish to express their individual choice to Remain.
I caught up with Henry earlier today to find out more about getting a policy motion on the Lib Dem agenda:Read more
Young Liberals kicked off 2017 by hosting their Conference in Sheffield and tackling the winter frost with heated debate. New members were given a warm welcome and Conference was filled with the sounds of laughter as policy debates began with a mock motion on "The Restoration of Civilisation". Sarcasm and wit were used in equal measures to address more serious matters such as the rise of populism and fake news.Read more
Theresa May's decision to pull Britain out of the Single Market will put up prices, damage our currency and increase unemployment. This will hurt young people in Britain more than any other age group, increasing the generational divide in our society.Read more
The Young Liberals note with great disappointment the decision of ALDE Group’s Bureau to form a Parliamentary Group with Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement.
Chair of the Young Liberals, Charlie Kingsbury, commented “The Five Star Movement is a populist post-truth outfit that campaigns against migrants, against representative democracy and against European and international cooperation. Its policies and behaviour are totally incompatible with ALDE Group and with the Liberal Democrats.”
The Young Liberals are calling on ALDE Group to immediately revoke this agreement before decisions on group membership are finalised tomorrow.
Share your Erasmus exchange story and win a chance to visit Brussels 7th-8th November
Have you taken part in the Erasmus student exchange programme? Or do you plan to in future? If so, we want to hear your story! Find out how to enter now: CLICK HERERead more
Liberal Youth has been running a series of new members days this summer to engage our many new members who have joined since the EU referendum. With more coming up later in the summer, read Perry's account of one of the days last month to see why you should come along!Read more
On A level results day, Liberal Youth would like to congratulate our members who have received their results recently - and wish good luck to those of you heading somewhere new to study or work next year. If you're off to university or college, that can be a great time to get involved with Liberal Youth and our branches across the country. You can find a list of our societies and how to contact them here.
This May, ahead of the EU referendum, Liberal Youth is heading to the European Parliament in Strasbourg to take part in the European Youth Event - and you should join us for the trip!
We'll be travelling to the beautiful city of Strasbourg for three nights 19-22nd May, for a mixture of debates, ideas-exchanges, meeting with MEPs and Commission members - and of course socials with other people our age from all around Europe.Read more
The Liberal Democrats have referred UKIP's latest party political broadcast, which sought to demonise national and religious identities to Ofcom.Read more