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Protecting travellers who miss flights because of airport security delays

Imagine you’ve turned up at the airport 3 hours early for your flight. It could be a much-anticipated and saved-for holiday for the whole family or a quick business trip.

You’ve taken out travel insurance which covers you for delays – but then, just as you are getting onto the plane, you’re stopped and questioned by officials for security reasons.

You’re not detained, all’s well, and you’re allowed to fly – but the length of time you were questioned for means you’ve now missed your flight.

You might think your travel insurer will cover you for losses in buying a …

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LibLink: Floella Benjamin on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Floella Benjamin has written an article on Huffington Post titled: Let’s End Discrimination in All Its Forms

She writes:

I have been dealing with the issue of diversity all my life and professionally for over forty years. That started when I asked a television producer why we couldn’t have a more diverse portrayal of professional black characters, such as lawyers and accountants and he dismissively told me ‘that is not realistic’!

I knew it was blatantly not true because my family were all high professional achievers and I was surrounded by ambitious and successful people from minority groups.

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Andrew Stunell writes … Removing discrimination from electoral campaigns

Ballot paperLast week the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Electoral Conduct published its recommendations. The Liberal Democrats played a leading part in this inquiry and we are pleased to report that our approach to tackling discrimination is rightly credited in the findings of the all-party panel.

Electoral campaigning in Britain is, the Inquiry found, generally a positive and democratically enriching process. There are however a number of areas in which better frameworks for action could be introduced which would make Britain not just a responsible democracy but one that is world-leading in facing down discriminatory electoral conduct.

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