As Chair of the Liberal Democrats’ UK Response to Globalisation Policy Working Group, I am delighted to welcome you to our website.
The aim of this site is to allow you to get involved in the work of the Group and have your say on how the U.K. should respond to the challenges of globalisation. In particular, this group will be considering how we can ensure the U.K. remains economically competitive, while also promoting social justice and sustainability. We will look at the changes the regions of the U.K. and the workforce face both in terms of movement of labour and skills, making recommendations on each of these challenges.
Under my chairmanship the working group is in the process of producing a short consultation paper which will be published on this site and which will form the basis of discussion at a consultative session at the Party’s spring conference next year. However, this site also gives you the opportunity to join in the discussion online. We would be very interested to hear your views in relation to the issues outlined in the Group’s remit; you can do this by posting your comments here. Alternatively, you can contribute to the debate by submitting an article or articles relating to any aspect of the remit. Articles should be sent to email@example.com.
Taking into account comments and articles submitted via this site, discussion at our consultative session at conference, and evidence from individuals and organisations with knowledge and expertise in this area, the group will complete their review and produce a policy paper and motion to be debated at the Party’s conference in autumn 2008.
I very much look forward to reading your discussions and contributions over the next few weeks.