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  • mmbx (Thanks to Etienne Girardet for sharing their work on Unsplash.)
    Article: Jun 30, 2020

    Liz Truss the Trade Secretary has conceded to demands to set up a commission to scrutinise post-Brexit trade deals amid growing pressure to rule out cheap US food being imported to the UK.

    The trade secretary said the new trade and agriculture commission would set out "advisory" recommendations to ensure British farmers "do not face unfair competition and that their high animal welfare and production standards are not undermined".

  • udwa (Thanks to Eugenio Pastoral for sharing their work on Unsplash.)
    Article: Jun 29, 2020
    By Peter Black

    I recently blogged about the inability of government to cope with ICT and new technology contracts and the huge waste of public money that ensues. I suggested that some of the reasons for this may be that Ministers and civil servants don't fully understand what they are being sold, and have unrealistic expectations of it.

  • ppfs
    Article: Jun 28, 2020

    Formal nominations have opened for the next leader of the Liberal Democrats

    Every member gets an equal say in choosing who they want to lead our party. To get your vote, all you need to do is join the Liberal Democrats by midnight on Thursday 9th July. You can join the party here

    A series of virtual hustings are being arranged between 11th July and 21st August for you to hear the candidates speak and for you to question them

  • lldf (Thanks to S O C I A L . C U T for sharing their work on Unsplash.)
    Article: Jun 27, 2020

    We have covered a wide range of stories recently which have continued to progress. Here is a quick update on a number of them

    1 Student nurses https://southsuffolklibdems.org.uk/en/article/2020/1365645/careful-when-you-throw-stones

    Some good new here after student nurses had insults from a Government minister compounded by news their paid fixed term contracts would be terminated early as coronavirus hospital admissions reduced. The Royal College of Nursing has just welcomed an assurance that student nurses drafted into front-line NHS services battling coronavirus in England will have their contracts honoured following a period of "confusion and distress". Isn't it sad when you have to celebrate a contract being honoured!!

  • kdf (Thanks to Morning Brew for sharing their work on Unsplash.)
    Article: Jun 26, 2020

    The scenes of packed beaches at Bournemouth and Southend, the mass celebration of Liverpool's Premier League title and various parties getting out of control across trhe country suggest that people aren't waiting until July 4 to get out and party. Staying a meter plus away from each other looks a feint hope - and that is before alcohol becomes freely available!