Liberal Democrat peers have helped to pass cross-party amendments to the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill, as the number of Government defeats on the controversial new law rose to four. … Read the full post »
Read my posts about civil liberties in the UK, and in particular Liberal Democrat campaigning around them.
Yesterday Labour MP Diane Abbott spoke at an event alongside several apologists for the Chinese government’s treatment of Uyghurs, behaviour which amounts to genocide. … Read the full post »
The Liberal Democrats today led cross-party opposition to the Government’s Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill, calling a vote against the legislation in the House of Commons.
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It’s crucial that apps designed to help us battle coronavirus also protect our privacy as otherwise their take-up and so public health will suffer. … Read the full post »
Responding to the Health Secretary’s announcement that the NHSX app is now being piloted on the Isle of Wight, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said… … Read the full post »
Excellent piece from Liberal Democrat MP and former police officer Wendy Chamberlain for the Metro newspaper. … Read the full post »
In the latest episode of Never Mind The Bar Charts, I talked with Sunder Katwala from the British Future think tank. He raised the important issue of the human bias towards pessimism and its impact on our reactions to the coronavirus crisis. … Read the full post »
The Liberal Democrats last night secured assurances from the Government in the House of Lords that the wide-ranging emergency powers in the Coronavirus Act will… … Read the full post »
The coronavirus crisis requires unprecedented emergency measures. The more extreme the measure, the more carefully it must be circumscribed. … Read the full post »
Watch the new video from Amnesty International UK, making a powerful point about how helping people in distress is something to be welcomed not criminalised. … Read the full post »