Responding to reports that China's legislature has approved a new security law for Hong Kong, which would make it a crime to undermine Beijing's authority in the territory, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said:
“This vote demonstrates Beijing’s contempt for the Joint Declaration. It is an unforgivable move that threatens the rights and freedoms of the people of Hong Kong.
“The UK Government must take immediate action. We have a legal and moral duty.
“It is time to urgently reopen the BNO Passport offer and extend it to give the people of Hong Kong the right to live in the UK.”