LDO Strategy 2020

UK LIBERAL DEMOCRATS OVERSEAS 2020 STRATEGY

SUMMARY

KEY OBJECTIVES

  • Champion the needs of UK citizens living overseas within the UK party and by lobbying the UK government
  • Contribute to promoting liberal democracy worldwide, in association with Liberal International. 
  • Increase the profile, membership, services and activities of Lib Dems living overseas. 

CHAMPION THE NEEDS OF UK CITIZENS LIVING OVERSEAS 

  • Provide input from an overseas perspective to relevant Liberal Democrat policies.
  • Develop policy proposals that directly support the unique needs of UK citizens living overseas.

o    Pensions - the ‘unfreezing of overseas state pensions’ and building on the work undertaken in the 2019 Lib Dems in Europe and Lib Dems Overseas policy proposal paper.

o    The right to vote in the UK elections for UK citizens living overseas – we are focussed on working to obtain and protect the right to vote for life

CONTRIBUTE TO PROMOTING LIBERAL DEMOCRACY WORLDWIDE 

  • Create a political diplomatic network of active Lib Dem members in as many countries as possible outside Europe.
  • Current focus of activity is concentrated in the Asia-Pacific, including Afghanistan.
  • Active participation in Liberal International as well as the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe (ALDE).

INCREASE THE PROFILE, MEMBERSHIP, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES OF LIB DEMS LIVING OVERSEAS

  • Use comprehensive communication tools and tactics to reach our members and share our activities with UK citizens overseas.
  • Help grow the newly formed Liberal think tank ‘Paddy Ashdown Forum’ to develop strong Lib Dem policies and ideas.
  • Provide ad-hoc Duty of Care to those members in need on request. 




A Charter for Pensioners

A CHARTER FOR PENSIONERS

 

A large group of 18 million workers would have little difficulty in grabbing the attention of the government. But what if the 18 million happen to be pensioners? They cannot threaten to stop work and down tools since they already have done. They are not likely to rampage through the streets and cause mayhem so what recourse is left to them? There is one important tool they can still use, namely their vote!

 

Colin in Bali

‘’It may be warm in Bali, but our UK pensions are still frozen!’’

 

 

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Toronto - Meet Up February 23rd 2pm

A social get to know each other organised by our National Coordinator - Victoria Bateman.

An opportunity for all members, supporters and friends to get together, talk politics (or whatever) ...

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +1 647 723 6134

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Debate on the Future of Europe, New York City, USA - February 26th 2020

Join us for a fun & lively debate through 20 questions about the future of Europe.

For all politically interested Europeans in New York City, organized by the US chapters of En Marche (France), LibDems (UK) , Neos (Austria) & D66 (Netherlands).

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Bali coffee morning

A first coffee morning meeting initiated by LDO in Bali Indonesia on Friday 24 January attracted a total of five attendees, all of whom had frozen pensions with the exception of one who was about to draw his first pension which of course would also be frozen.

Colin Bali

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A Farewell to the EU

A short video marking the unfortunate and hopefully temporary departure from the EU.

 


Singapore Meetup Jan 2020

Lib Dems Overseas Singapore members met up for drinks and first planning session of the year on Tues 28th January.

SG Drinks


December Newsletter

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December 2019 Newsletter

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Merry Christmas and welcome to our December 2019 newsletter - a quick round-up of recent happenings and upcoming opportunities especially for our members outside Europe.

 

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Endorsement of Lib Dems by Emma Bonino

The video below on Facebook is an endorsement of the Liberal Democrats by Emma Bonino (Member of the Italian Senate).

https://www.facebook.com/LibDemInternat/videos/2912650692081080/?v=2912650692081080


Lib Dems Overseas AGM 2019

On 1st December the Lib Dems Overseas held the 2019 AGM via Skype video conference.

 

The Chair's annual report is attached below.

 

Annual Report