We have had two more articles published by members of our exec team in Lib Dem Voice recently. Details below.
Focus on HONG KONG
Date: 30th June. 12.00-13.30hrs UK time (19.00-20.30hrs HK time)
Hosted by Lib Dems Overseas (LDO) in association with the Paddy Ashdown Forum
During the process of negotiating the handover (or return) of Hongkong to China in 1997, the late Paddy Ashdown advocated for the people of Hong Kong to be given the right of abode in the UK if China were to renege on promises made in the Sino-British Declaration of 1984. The British Nationals (Overseas) passports were issued in 1987 to HK residents to replace the British Dependent Territories passports and almost 3 million HK residents were entitled to hold these passports.
The video below was produced for our Lib Dems Abroad Spring Conference virtual "stand" that we shared with Lib Dems France and Lib Dems Europe.
In December 2020 an All Party Parliamentary Group published a report on their inquiry into the issue of Frozen British Pensions, a situation facing over half a million British nationals whose pensions were frozen when they moved to a country where the UK is not legally required to increase payments every year.
For anyone who missed it or even wants to revisit it again, the video of our joint webinar with LIBG is now online at the link below.
Our North America branch have held their first election and the results are listed below.
LIB DEMS OVERSEAS 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
CHAIR’S REPORT (Abridged Version)
I want to pay tribute to the great efforts made by our activist base. Without you all, nothing would be achieved. And we want more of you present today to join us.
COVID-19 and subsequent lockdowns around the world have meant that Lib Dem Overseas activists found themselves with more time to advance our goals.