Baroness Williams

Charities Scold Tory Minister For Saying People 'Choose To Sleep Rough'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK

A Tory minister has been condemned for blaming the country's homelessness crisis in part on people "choosing to sleep rough". Charities piled in to...

The Future Demands That the United Kindom Remains a Leading Part of the European Union

Shirley Williams | Posted 28.01.2017 | UK Politics
Shirley Williams

In concluding, I hand over to my colleagues here, careful and very cherished support for the great public institutions I have spoken about which are part of the warp and the weft of this country's whole being and who texture and quality. And I ask them to think very hard before allowing the United Kingdom to withdraw from what I believe to be its major duty to the world, which is the one it will encounter and then deliver through the European Union.

Marking the 50th Anniversary of an Act That Changed Britain

Baroness Susan Williams | Posted 10.12.2016 | UK Politics
Baroness Susan Williams

Britain has always represented the leading edge of civil rights. This year saw the celebration of the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta, a simple document that laid down - for the first time - fundamental truths of living in a free society. This week marked another milestone, less well-known, but no less important - the 50th Anniversary of an Act that helped to change Britain - the Race Relations Act 1965.

Minister Tweets Solidarity Hashtag Ahead Of 'Nazi' March

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK

A minister has tweeted her opposition to a proposed anti-Semitic march through North London by a group of alleged Nazi sympathisers. Baroness Susan...

Williams Says Lord Rennard Guilty Of 'Misbehaving'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Politics

Baroness Shirley Williams said fellow Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard, who is currently being investigated for allegations of sexual harassment, is...

Clegg Stuck On The Fence After Lib Dems Reject NHS Reforms

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Politics

Liberal Democrat activists have defied their party's leadership by refusing to back the controversial NHS Reform Bill at their spring conference in Ga...

Lib Dems To Vote For Toothless NHS Measure At Spring Conference

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Politics

Liberal Democrats will vote on Sunday on proposals calling for the party to back controversial health reforms after a rebel bid to kill off the plans ...

Lib Dems Won't Hold 'Kill The Bill' Debate

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Politics

A bid to allow Liberal Democrats to vote for controversial health reforms to be dropped has failed, the party has confirmed. Campaigners against th...

'Trust Shirley Williams, Not Andy Burnham'

PA | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg today said he was "confident" Liberal Democrats would back the coalition's controversial health reforms ahead of a potential vote calling o...