This election is just a bluff for what is really about to happen - Open letter to Theresa May

Dear Mrs May,

You called an election last week so that British voters can, you claim, by electing a large Conservative parliamentary majority, give you the "strongest hand" possible in the Brexit negotiations.

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MEPs put pressure on Commission for immediate EU ivory ban

This week Catherine Bearder MEP met with the Chinese mission to the EU regarding her letter to President Xi Jinping on the Chinese ivory ban.

Mrs Bearder was presented with an informal progress report on the ban. Interestingly the report says: ““It is hoped that the EU as well as countries in Europe also take credible steps to effectively ban illegal trade in ivory and their products.”

MEPs For Wildlife have written to Commissioner Vella asking for his thoughts on the position presented by China.

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Vote to leave EU was not a vote to sabotage British wildlife

Today the EU has released its long-anticipated EU Action Plan on Nature. The Action Plan calls for EU governments, including the UK, to step up their financial commitment to protect nature across Europe.

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Lib Dem MEP fights to save Erasmus

Yesterday Catherine Bearder, Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East, opened the Go International Conference on the importance of Erasmus.

She called for safeguarding access to the Erasmus scheme, for both students from the UK and EU universities, hailing its achievements in the opportunities it has offered young people across the continent.

Mrs Bearder also stated that those wanting to fight to save the scheme should push for it to become an issue with their local candidates in the upcoming elections.

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Tories using election to delay plans to tackle air pollution crisis

The Conservative government has made a last-minute application to the Court of Justice of the European Union to delay the publication of its new plan to tackle the air pollution crisis.

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Urgent action to keep EU’s Birds and Habitats Directives in UK needed to save endangered birds

More than one quarter of UK birds are 'Red Listed' and in need of urgent conservation effort with curlew, puffin and nightingale joining the growing list of threatened species, according to the RSPB.

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Government using Brexit as an excuse to sabotage vital environmental standards

A photographed document from the Department for International (DIT) has revealed the government is planning to water down Climate Change and wildlife regulations.

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WATCH: "We Want Our Country Back"

You lied to us. We are angry and we want our country back. It belongs inside the European Union.

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Lib Dem MEP Tells Brexiteers "We Want Our Country Back"

Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East, Catherine Bearder, today called on voters to stand up to the government in the upcoming local elections in May.

During the debate on the European Parliament's Brexit Resolution, she spoke out against the lies of the referendum campaign and stated "We are angry and we want our country back. It belongs inside the European Union."

Mrs Bearder also emphasised that, as a Liberal Democrat, she would not only fight against Brexit, but to ensure the people have a final say on the deal. Watch the speech below:


Lib Dem MEP warns Brexit could endanger rare species

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (Biaza) have expressed concern that Brexit will negatively impact EU-wide animal breeding programmes.

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