Autumn conference was fantastic this year. For me, it was such a pleasure to meet up with so many supportive friends and to regroup with my team to establish our purpose in all of this. We held a number of events on Brexit and I also attended a number – each and every one was packed - packed – no one can accuse the Lib Dems of not caring about Europe!
I chair the cross-party group MEPs For Wildlife which helped deliver an EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking. Which is why I was delighted this month to be part of the official European Parliament delegation to a major wildlife conference in South Africa.
As the by-election in Witney gets ever-nearer it'll be a case of all hands on deck - and your help is needed!
Team Bearder promise to use plastic, recyclable cups instead of non-recyclable paper cups.Read more
It's been a dreadful time for all of us who believe in the European ideals of cooperation and trade between nations, building peace and security, protection of the environment and cultural exchange for both young and old. The vote to leave the EU by the British people must be respected, or we risk diminishing our faith in democracy. But we know that it was made for a myriad of reasons and followed a campaign packed with lies that itself followed on from years of misinformation by the British media.
As if the referendum result was not bad enough, the rapid resignations and disappearance of those responsible for this debacle was undignified and left the UK the laughing stock of Europe.Read more