Message from The Rt. Hon. Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister & Leader of the Liberal Democrats09 Apr 2015, by In the Media, Latest News, News -
Message from The Rt. Hon. Nick Clegg , Deputy Prime Minister & Leader of the Liberal Democrats
“Liberal Democrats believe in an open, tolerant society, and the British Arab Network is a great example of the important role played by civil society in supporting that vision. We truly appreciate the rich cultural heritage of the Arab community here in the UK and the value it brings to British society. At a time when immigration and cultural diversity are used as a tool by the far-right to spread fear and division, it is vital that the government supports organisations that encourage integration, dialogue and understanding across communities.
The Liberal Democrats are committed to building a stable two-state solution for Israel and Palestine, and believe that the time has come for international recognition of the state of Palestine, and will encourage our government and the other members of the European Union to advance formal recognition.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the British Arab community for the work you do to promote integration and social cohesion across the UK, and I look forward to continuing to support your work in the future.”
Rt. Hon. Nick Clegg , Deputy Prime Minister & Leader of the Liberal Democrats
8th April 2015