Young Liberal Fights to Protect EU Citizenship


Henry_Jones.jpgThis 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:

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Young Liberals Sheffield Winter Conference

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.

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Young Liberals condemn Government's plan to take UK out of Single Market

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.

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Young Liberals call on ALDE Group to revoke agreement with Five Star Movement

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.

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WIN A TRIP TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IN BRUSSELS

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 HERE

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Welcome to Liberal Youth

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!

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Heading to university or college?

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.

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Liberal Youth trip to Strasbourg

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.

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Lib Dems Refer UKIP PPB to Ofcom

The Liberal Democrats have referred UKIP's latest party political broadcast, which sought to demonise national and religious identities to Ofcom.

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Liberal Youth Challenges Royal Secrets

In line with the principled stand the Liberal Democrats are making in the House of Commons, Liberal Youth is calling on its members to help end royal secrets.

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