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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Neil Ferguson comments on Covid-19 and lockdown show need for urgent public inquiry

Responding to professor Neil Ferguson's comments that the UK's coronavirus death toll could have been halved if the lockdown was introduced a week earlier, Liberal Democrat MP and leadership candidate Layla Moran said:

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Babylon Health data breach shows Govt must publish deals with private firms on NHS data

Liberal Democrat leadership candidate has called for greater transparency on deals with private firms that handle NHS data, after the GP app Babylon Health admitted it suffered a data breach involving confidential patient information.

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The Prime Minister should bother himself with fixing the shambles that is his Schools policy

In response to the announcement that zoos, safari parks and drive-in cinemas can reopen in England from June 15th, Lib Dem MP Layla Moran has called on the Prime Minister to "get a grip" on the "disarray" in schools rather than announcing a "constant drip-drip of small schemes."

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Op Ed - Why the UK must force companies to publish their ethnic pay gap

Originally in the New Statesman

The Black Lives Matter protests taking place across the UK following the death of George Floyd have shone a spotlight on the systemic racial inequalities in our society. As a liberal, equality lies at the heart of my values. This movement reminds us that as a society we have a long way to go. This is not just about police brutality, it’s about entrenched economic disadvantages and social prejudices that make it harder for many people from a black and ethnic minority background to succeed. We now need to harness the energy and passion shown by the peaceful majority of protestors to drive long-term change and build a fairer society, in which opportunity for all is a reality and not just a buzzword.

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‘We need to reconnect with the values of Charles Kennedy’: Layla Moran in Lib Dem leadership pitch

Interview in Press and Journal

“Sorry I’m late, the traffic was terrible”, Layla Moran jokes as she sits down to tell us over Zoom why she is the woman to take the Liberal Democrats back to glory.

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Press Release - Keir Starmer must get off the fence on Transition extension and put people before politics

In reaction to Sir Keir Starmer’s refusal to answer whether Labour would back an extension to prevent No Deal on LBC, Liberal Democrat leadership hopeful Layla Moran MP said:

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Press Release: Layla Moran urges govt to issue advice on removal of slavery statues and street signs

Liberal Democrat leadership candidate Layla Moran has written to Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick urging him to issue clear advice to local councils on the removal of statues and street sign names associated with the slave trade. 

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Press Release: People's lives and health come first. We can't risk a No Deal Brexit that would limit access to medication

Responding to an internal pharma industry memo obtained by BBC, suggesting that No Deal Brexit stockpiles “significantly reduced and/or used up entirely” by the Coronavirus pandemic, Layla Moran MP has called for the Government to stop "putting ideology ahead of public health and extend the transition period."

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Press Release - Carers Week: Layla Moran MP calls for increase in Carer’s Allowance paid for by reversing inheritance tax cut

At the start of Carers Week 2020, Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran has called on the Government to urgently provide an emergency support package to unpaid carers across the UK, paid for by reversing cuts to inheritance tax introduced in 2015.

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