The Radical Association are urging members to call for a rethink of the immigration policy paper being presented at Autumn Conference.
Writing on Liberal Democrat Voice, our Chair Luke Graham said:
"We’re at a point in rebuilding our party from some bad electoral losses where it’s crucial that we build a clear, separate identity as voices to empower the voiceless, and being proudly pro-immigration is a vital part of that. Passing F16 would undermine rather than support that."
We are asking party members attending Conference to vote for a reference back on motion F16 because – in part due to a flawed consultation process and insufficient postconsultation discussion with stakeholder groups such as Liberal Democrat Immigrants – the Working Group has produced a Paper with unwelcome rhetoric, policies which are not sufficiently radical and, particularly in advocating increased funding of the Border Force, will have illiberal consequences.
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