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  • Article: Apr 6, 2021

    On 1st April 2021 The Refugee Council commented on The UK report that is part of
    the Asylum Information Database, a project coordinated by the European Council on Refugees and
    Exiles which aims to provide up to date information on asylum practice in 23 countries.

    It gives a comprehensive overview of the asylum procedure, drawing together relevant facts
    and figures relating to refugees and people seeking asylum in this country. Despite the
    disproportionate attention on the mode of arrival of people seeking asylum to the UK the
    statistics show that overall, applications fell during 2020. You can read more from the
    Refugee Council here.

  • Article: Apr 3, 2021
    By Dr Ruvi Ziegler and Dr Bradley Hiller-Smith

    'Everyone has the right to seek and enjoy in other countries freedom from persecution', says Article 14 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. There is no such thing as an illegal asylum-seeker: only asylum seekers lacking legal routes to safety. But how CAN you get safely and legally to other countries? Well, if you are British, your passport gives you visa-free access on arrival to 132 countries, and nearly all others will grant you a visa on application. The same is not true if you are Afghani, Iraqi, Iranian, or Syrian.

  • Article: Mar 27, 2021

    In response to the "New Plan for Immigration" set out by the Home Office, Liberal Democrats Home Affairs Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael MP said:

    "Priti Patel's proposals aren't just cruel, they undermine the UK's commitments under the Refugee Convention. Breaking international law is becoming a nasty habit for this Conservative Government.

  • Tony Greaves
    Article: Mar 27, 2021
    By Suzanne

    We are tremendously shocked and saddened at the sudden death of Lord Tony Greaves.

    So much can be said from the Liberal Democrat family about Tony, but this is our heartfelt tribute.

    He was the speaker at our first AGM back in 2013, giving us a lot of encouragement. This is what we wrote to our members afterwards.