We Lib Dems Won’t Win Trust, And Votes, Until We Shed Our Coalition Baggage

Originally in HuffPost

Our party should be a natural home for those who don’t want to accept things the way that they are. This is how I’d push us forward as leader, writes Lib Dem MP Layla Moran.

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Interview: Scotsman

Originally in the Scotsman

Scottish voters swinging behind independence in protest at Boris Johnson’s premiership should ditch the “isolationist” SNP at the next Scottish election and strike a blow against the rising tide of populism by backing the Liberal Democrats, leadership candidate Layla Moran has said.

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Frontrunner to be next Liberal Democrat leader can free party from shackles of coalition

Interview in the Independent.

The frontrunner to be the next leader of the Liberal Democrats has suggested she can free the party from the shackles of its coalition past.

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Trans rights are human rights

Responding to leaked reports that plans to make gender change easier will be scrapped, Layla Moran MP has called on the Equalities Minister, Liz Truss, to explain her "retrograde" policies and face proper scrutiny.

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Poorest have paid highest price for Govt's Covid-19 failures

ONS figures published today have revealed the mortality rate for COVID-19 in the most deprived areas of England was double the rate in the least deprived.

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Op Ed - Carers deserve more than the pitiful allowance they’re getting. This is how the government can give it to them

Originally in The Independent

It shouldn’t have taken a pandemic to shine a spotlight on the struggles of our country’s unpaid carers. How a society treats people in this position is symbolic of its values, and I believe that current and previous governments have fallen well short here.

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Press Release: Govt must publish second BAME report on Covid-19

Liberal Democrat leadership candidate Layla Moran has called on the government to urgently publish a second report on measures to protect ethnic minority groups from coronavirus, describing it as "staggering" that it had not been published already.

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Press Release: Government's refusal to extend transition "is a monumental act of self-harm."

Responding to news that Michael Gove says the Government has "formally confirmed" to the EU that the UK "will not extend the transition period and the moment for an extension has now passed," Lib Dem MP Layla Moran said:

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Op Ed - It’s time to put tribalism aside – we need a national schools plan to ensure no child is left behind

Originally in PoliticsHome

We need to do everything we can to prevent a generation of children being left behind forever. It’s time for the government to work with teachers, parents, experts and opposition politicians to develop a clear plan

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Op Ed - Statues of slave traders like Cecil Rhodes should not be standing tall in UK cities

Originally in iNews

My personal view is clear: statues of white supremacists or slave traders should not be standing tall in our cities. Whether it’s Edward Colston in Bristol or Cecil Rhodes in Oxford, these are people whose values and actions are totally out of step with modern Britain, and commemorating them in our streets sends completely the wrong signal.

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