At the Liberal Democrat Conference, a roadmap was agreed to improve the UK's trading relationship with Europe, benefitting British families and businesses, helping counter the threat posed by Putin's Russia. The motion calls for closer ties in education through the Turing scheme and Erasmus Plus. The UK should seek cooperation agreements with EU agencies and work to reach a UK-EU agreement on asylum seekers. It should deep trade with Europe, including by negotiating greater access for UK food and animal products to the Single Market. Eventually, the UK should place its relationship with the EU on a more formal footing by seeking to join the Single Market.
More than half a million people have fled their homes to escape the conflict in Ukraine.
The Disaster Emergency Committee, DEC, is made up of 15 member charities who are experts in humanitarian aid and specialise in different areas of disaster response. They come together to speak in one voice and make fundraising more efficient when they launch an appeal.
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today called for the Scottish Government to set out what additional funding will be made available to support the resettlement of refugees from Ukraine as he warned that six months on from the fall of Afghanistan hundreds of Afghans remain temporary accommodation.