Todays Announcements – 17th February, 2021

Social Liberal Forum – Update

Anyone organising meetings with parliamentarians know that you always run the risk of events messing up your plans. The Social Liberal Forum being old hands at these things carefully chose a week when the House of Lords was meant to be in recess to hold their online meeting with William Wallace. We did not account for the government’s desire to get a particular piece of legislation passed.

William now has to lead for the Lib Dems in the Lords on the Ministerial Materity Allowance Bill. The week of 22nd was scheduled for a recess, but the Gov has now tabled this for the Lords on the afternoon of Monday 22nd February.

We are very grateful to William and Professor Menon who have agreed to re-organise their diaries so the event can go ahead on the same day but beginning at 1.00pm. You can register for free by following this link to the SLF website: Britain in a Post-Trump, post-Brexit World . Full details of the event can be found on yesterday’s Lib Dem Voice

This is the second time a Social Liberal Forum meeting has fallen foul of parliamentary timetabling. Layla Moran was due to lead a session discussing her approach to her Foreign Affairs portfolio when the same spot was given to her debate on Long Covid. I am pleased to be able to confirm that we have re-arranged the session with Layla for 4thMarch and you can register for free for that event here

* Cllr. Tahir Maher is a member of the LDV editorial team

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