Charles Kennedy MP-Lib Dem leader protesting against Iraq war

March 2003: Lib Dems opposed the Labour Government joining the "illegal" US invasion of Iraq. 

March 2023 is the 20th anniversary of Tony Blair's UK Labour Government joining the "illegal" US invasion of Iraq. The Liberal Democrats, led by the late Charles Kennedy MP, were the only major UK party to oppose this war. The photo shows Charles Kennedy leading a Lib Dem protest against Tony Blair's Labour Government joining the US invasion. The UN Secretary General called the invasion "illegal". Nearly everybody now agrees the Lib Dems were right to oppose Labour's "illegal" war which made the situation in the Middle East much worse for many. Amjad Abbasi said, "I'm proud to be standing for the Lib Dems who opposed Tony Blair's Labour Government joining the "illegal" invasion of Iraq."

14 Mar 2023
Ed Davey-Lib Dem leader

Use windfall tax to cut energy bills this April Lib Dems tell Rishi Sunak

This April, Rishi Sunak is planning to hike average energy bills to £3,000. His plans would pile more misery on people who are already struggling with rising mortgages, rent, taxes and shopping bills. Is this because wholesale prices have gone up? No, they've gone down. Is it because Ofgem's energy price cap has increased? No, just this morning they announced it has been decreased. Rishi Sunak and his Conservative Government are making a choice. They could afford to cut bills, but instead they are putting them up. It's the wrong choice for our country, and Liberal Democrats will fight to change it, said Lib Dem Leader Ed Davey, MP..

28 Feb 2023
Ed Davey, MP, Leader of the Lib Dems and long-time carer

Lib Dem plan to tackle staff shortages in social care

It is heart-breaking that millions of elderly and vulnerable people across the country are struggling to get the care they need, says Sir Ed Davey, MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats. One in seven UK adults has had to stay at home to look after a relative over the last 12 months due to a lack of care workers. One in seven. That is startling. I have spoken before about my experience of being a family carer. When I look at the problems facing our country, I do so through a carer's eyes. Being a carer of any sort is hard work. The tireless work of family carers helps ease the pressures on our health and social care systems, and our economy. This is the wrong way around. We should be in a position that means we do not have to rely on the sacrifices of these selfless, hardworking people. That's why I have announced our plan to tackle the chronic staff shortages in social care. The Liberal Democrats are calling for a new Carers' Minimum Wage. Under our plan, social care workers would be paid at l

7 Feb 2023

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