The Department of Justice and Equality of the Government of Ireland is currently consulting on what improvements to the law on hate speech can be made. The Closing Date for consultation is 13th December 2019. If you would like further information, please visit the website below. http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/Hate_Speech_Public_Consultation#Make_a_submission Continue reading Hate Speech Public Consultation – Ireland
It is time to say Yes to Equality, to say Yes to Love, and to Say No to discrimination against people of the same sex who love each other. Sitting in Dublin, one could be complacent about Equal Marriage given … Continue reading Time for Equal Marriage in Gibraltar
The figures recently released by Northern Ireland’s Public Health Agency show some worrying figures. I sincerely hope that the Health Minister, Simon Hamilton MLA, and the Health Committee of the Northern Ireland Assembly take them to heart and work to … Continue reading 36% increase in HIV diagnoses over last five years in Northern Ireland
Tim Farron MP tells of his first World AIDS Day back in 1988. Today he’s wearing a ribbon and working in Parliament for all living with HIV. Thank you Tim. (The video was filmed before new stats about undiagnosed HIV … Continue reading Tim Farron MP, Lib Dem Leader’s message for #WAD2015
On World AIDS Day the Liberal Democrat spokesman for Health, Norman Lamb called for the HIV-preventative drug Truvada or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to be made available via the UK’s National Health Service. With more than 6,000 more people becoming infected with … Continue reading LibDem calls for PrEP via UK NHS on #WAD2015
Along with 375 other people and 44 organisations, I signed the letter composed by ACT UP London, an HIV activist group, which corrects inaccuracies in Nigel Farage’s claims during the televised leaders’ debate in the run up to the UK Parliamentary General Election.
During the leaders’ debate on 2 April, Mr Farage claimed: “Here’s a fact… there are 7,000 diagnoses in this country every year for people that are HIV positive… 60% of them are not British nationals.” He further stated treatment costs up to £25,000 per year per patient. Each of these claims is inaccurate, addressed by the letter with reference to the accurate statistics.
Mr Farage’s claims are wild, and scaremongering. They will divide our communities and further create stigma to people who are living with HIV. Continue reading “Over 400 signatories asking Nigel Farage for HIV apology.”
Yesterday I received such a strange email from the Liberal Democrats, apparently it is now not deemed right to address members by our name. Having rejected our name and substituted “Friend”, the writer did not even extend the usual courtesies of prefixing it with “Dear”. Furthermore, I do not believe that he and I have ever met, let alone that we are friends. This is the latest in a long line of offensive emails that I have received from the party I once held dear. As a member in Northern Ireland, we were often forgotten about, even when I rang HQ … Continue reading No longer a LibDem
I was on my way to attempt to register as a civilian living in Gibraltar when I bumped into one of the local MEPs – Sir Graham Watson. Pleased as punch I was to be able I say proudly I am a Liberal Democrat. Now how do I register to vote for you? Continue reading Meeting local LibDems in Gibraltar