A Photographic Salute to the Lib Dem Resurrection

I am sending our best wishes from D66 and The Netherlands for the European Elections tomorrow. Here are some pictures from our own European election campaign.

This first picture is a group of big letters “WEUROPE” (pronounce “We Europe”). D66 activists travel around big cities with these letters, to point out that we are the most pro-European Dutch party. The people behind the letters are D66 MP’s and activists.

The second picture is me standing in front of those letters, holding up the famous phrase from the Preamble to the LibDem Constitution.

The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

The pair are meant as a salute from D66 to your resurrection struggle, as two comrades in arms in the same pro-EU struggle, embracing the same Social Liberal principles. Good luck!

* Bernard Aris is a Dutch historian (university of Leiden), and Documentation assistant to the D66 parliamentary Party. He is a member of the Brussels/EU branch of the LibDems.

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5 Comments

  • Just announced LEADSOM has resigned….

    I’ve never known a government to implode on the eve of an election….

  • Jayne Mansfield 22nd May '19 - 8:31pm

    I don’t know why Andrea Leadsom has resigned.

    Perhaps there is a non- political reason, for example, she just wanted to spend more time working on her CV.

  • Jayne Mansfield 22nd May ’19 – 8:31pm…………………I don’t know why Andrea Leadsom has resigned……………….

    Nor do I but I’ll hazard a guess. Mayis a sinking ship and Leadsom is just the first rat to leave; I expect others to follow.

  • David Chadwick 24th May '19 - 9:05pm

    Thank you Bernard. I studied in Den Haag for three years and several of my friends are active within D66. They’re a well-organised, friendly bunch.

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