The most comprehensive framework for how a regulated cannabis market could work in the UK has been published today by an independent panel of experts set up by the Liberal Democrats.
This groundbreaking report sets out how the legal production and supply of cannabis could work in the UK. It was established in the autumn by Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson Norman Lamb MP. The expert panel was chaired by Steve Rolles, Senior Policy Analyst from Transform Drug Policy Foundation.
Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson, commenting on this week's decision by TfL to not scrap the Woolwich Ferry, but instead to purchase two new vessels to replace the three existing life-expired craft said:
"I very much welcome this back down by TfL.
"In the rush to push ahead with the tolled Silvertown Tunnel and other road crossings TfL were willing to sacrifice the free Woolwich Ferry, which is not only popular locally but incredibly helpful for pedestrians and cyclists.
Commenting on the publication of the Investigatory Powers Bill Alistair Carmichael, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Home Affairs said:
"The Bill still has no section on privacy, no meaningful independent judicial oversight, and no clarity on whether British businesses, just like Apple in the US, would be forced to break the encryption they use to protect their customers.
It is estimated there are more than 20,000 unaccompanied refugee children amongst those who have reached Europe, many of whom are at risk from being trafficked into prostitution or child labour. Liberal Democrats have repeatedly backed Save the Children's call for the government to offer safe haven to 3,000 of these children, the UK's fair share.
Liberal Democrats hailed victory today, as the government finally bowed to pressure from leader Tim Farron and applied for a potential £125 million of EU solidarity funding to deal with the recent floods that ravaged The North and parts of Scotland.
Commenting Tim Farron MP said:
"Since day one I have called on the government to apply for this funding to help the North and parts of Scotland get back on their feet. It is an utter farce that it took the government until the eleventh hour, when we were about to lose this vital cash, for them to finally decide to send a letter and ask for the £125 million.
The Liberal Democrats have today published their review of the 2015 General Election.
Completed by the Campaigns and Communications Committee, chaired by James Gurling, the review examines last year's campaign and provides a clear vision for the rebuilding of the party.
In the process of conducting the review, the group received feedback from over 7500 party members. The size of the response was overwhelming, and so too was the optimism, hope, and belief in the capacity of the Party to sustain and rebuild itself in the months and years to come.