During the awful violence in May, Britain was absent from the world stage - despite our historic responsibilities to the region.
That's why today we have set out a route map proposed by Layla Moran MP, Lib Dems Forieign Affairs spokesperson, for the UK Government to follow in its engagement with the region. It is vital that long-term underlying tensions are to be addressed if we hope to achieve a lasting peace rather than a short term truce.
Soaring temperatures worldwide, flash flooding in central London and increasing numbers of wildfires. These are just a few ecological disasters we are seeing as a result of climate change. It is painfully obvious we must act.
We need to be ambitious. It is only by working with every single nation across the globe that we can hope to take on this challenge.
The world's largest and most successful companies must pay their fair share. And to do that, we need a global minimum corporation tax.
Amazon paid just £293m in tax in the UK last year, while its sales surged by 26% to £13.73bn.
This isn't right.
At the G7 summit in June, major economies reached an international consensus on tackling tax avoidance. The Lib Dems are proud to support the breakthrough championed by President Biden for a global corporation tax rate.
Britain must lead the way by acting now to protect our natural environment, clean up our air and cut our carbon emissions.
We really can't wait for the Govt to get their act together. We need a national climate action plan NOW
There's less than 100 days until COP26.
That's a huge climate summit attended by leaders from across the globe, hosted right here in the UK. It's a chance for the UK to show real leadership in tackling the climate crisis - but Boris Johnson won't take it seriously.
"Slough Lib Dems are helping to promote the petition calling for the resignation of Councillor James Swindlehurst, Leader of Slough's Labour-run Council, and for an inquiry into the extremely serious financial mess his mismanagement has got the Council into", said Matthew Taylor, Chair of Slough Lib Dems (see left).
"Many years of mismanagement by Labour Councillors, combined with Tory irresponsibility, have plunged Slough Council into effective bankruptcy. The town needs a new way forward out of this financial fiasco" said Matthew Taylor, Chair of Slough Lib Dems (see left helping to lead a Cippenham litter-pick).
In a letter published in the Slough Express on 28 May, Sukh Dhillon, Lib Dem candidate in Upton Ward in the elections in May, explained the severity of the financial crisis facing Slough's Labour-run Council, and how the irresponsible response of the Tory councillors also failed Slough residents:
Following hersensational by-election victory over the Tories, Sarah Green (see left), the new Lib Dem MP for Chesham and Amersham, said in her acceptance speech, that the Lib Dems:
"Will continue the work of holding this [Tory] Government to account for letting Covid rip through the care homes. We will speak up for the three million people excluded from financial support throughout the pandemic and we will challenge BorisJohnson to be far more ambitious in tackling climate change, supporting our frontline workers and backing our small businesses."
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