Europe motion at Conference

Federal Conference Committee has published the text of the Europe motion it has selected for debate. This motion is open for amendment and amendments should be submitted in the usual way by 17.00 on Thursday 15th September. The amendments selected will be published in Conference Daily.

You can download the motion here.

* Andrew Wiseman is Chair of the Liberal Democrats' Federal Conference Committee.

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  • Lorenzo Cherin 12th Sep '16 - 1:50pm

    There is much to like in this motion, and I say that as an EUpragmatist , neither an EUphile or EUphobe!

    I am of the view that we need greater reality and clarity reflected in the timing , with regard to statements of intent to remain in the EU. We cannot sound as if we are divorced from the real world , just as we try to maintain our position in the world !

    It could do with an amendment, re this , how does one go about it as the link to the process states the date has passed , which it has for other motions ?!

  • Kim Spence-Jones 12th Sep '16 - 2:11pm

    I’d prefer to see the motion condemn BOTH sides for untruth. Remain also played fast and loose, which seriously devalued the whole process and left voters unable to trust any information. I think this is an important point, because it underlines that the referendum was effectively based on zero credible information, and most voters were reduced to going with their very unreliable gut feel.

  • Alisdair McGregor 12th Sep '16 - 2:23pm

    It’s an ok motion, but I would prefer to see the inclusion of commitments to improve the European Union, and also to our further engagement with the parts of European agreement (such as Schengen) that the UK currently stands outside.

  • Hasn’t most of it already been announced by Tim as Lib Dem policy?

  • Andrew Wiseman 12th Sep '16 - 5:44pm

    @Lorenzo the amendment link / online submission form should be working now –

    Chair, FCC

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