At a Tory Party conference where ministerial speeches were dominated by well-choreographed xenophobic vitriol, our fringe event on Tuesday – co-hosted with Bright Blue – provided an oasis where liberal conservatism could find expression.
The Directors of both organisations were joined on our panel by three influential committee chairs – Dominic Grieve QC of the Intelligence and Security Committee, Maria Miller of the Women and Equalities Committee and Crispin Blunt of the Foreign Affairs Committee.
As the annual party conference season gets under way, Liberty will be busy hosting a number of fringe events. We kicked off on Monday evening with a packed agenda at the Liberal Democrat Conference in Brighton.
The Government’s original ‘right to rent’ scheme was a flagship component of the drive to turn the UK into a ‘hostile environment’. Piloted in 2015, it saw landlords tasked with performing immigration checks on tenants.
On Sunday Theresa May revealed that the Government is launching an audit of public services to tackle racial disparities. Meanwhile, the Labour Party is launching a consultation on tackling discrimination and promoting racial equality.