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I have very vivid memories of hearing about the atrocities in Cambodia as a schoolchild. I remember being shocked by the pictures of human bones and skulls scattered in the fields and hearing of an appalling dictator called Pol Pot. Like many others of my generation, I took part in a “bring and buy” sale for the Blue Peter Cambodia Appeal. By the time Pol Pot was defeated around a quarter of the population had died, there were only around 50 doctors left alive and the health care system was effectively destroyed.Read more
Today, Nick Clegg delivered his speech to Lib Dem Spring Conference 2014.
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Liberal Democrats today passed the policy motion, In Europe, In Work, a policy motion outlining why Liberal Democrats want Britain to stay in the European Union.
The only party leader to put himself on the line before members, yesterday Nick Clegg answered Lib Dem members' questions.
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Liberal Democrats today passed the policy motion, Food Poverty, a motion calling for additional funding for food banks to help provide to those in need.
Liberal Democrats today endorsed a package of political and constitutional reforms designed to engage people with the political system, in their policy paper Power to the People.
Before I was elected, I worked at Unicef and I saw there the ability of organisations, businesses and governments to do good in the world.
Watch Danny Alexander speaking to Lib Dem Spring Conference.
This morning at the York conference we pioneered a new form of policy engagement. Following an open bidding process, five groups were given the opportunity to ‘pitch’ policy ideas to a Liberal Democrat panel in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event.Read more