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The Liberal Democrats have slammed the Government for slipping out an announcement that Cedars pre-departure accommodation is to close. It raises the prospect of children once again being held in immigration detention centres – a practice ended by the Liberal Democrats in Government. Liberal Democrats in Coalition established the centre to end the detention of […]

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The following article was written by Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney & Shetland Alistair Carmichael and published on July 22nd on the STV News website. There was a time when Theresa May used to deplore the government practice of swamping us with written statements on the last day before the start of the long summer […]

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The following article was written by Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton & Wallington Tom Brake and was published on the 21st July on the Huffington Post Website. As the dust settles after the most drastic cabinet reshuffle in decades, the image Theresa May is trying to project does not match her previous rhetoric, nor her recent […]

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On the last day of Parliament the Foreign Office published on the number of times that diplomats had used diplomatic immunity in order to avoid ‘serious charges.’ Challenging the Foreign Office, the Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said that the allegations made it clear that the system of diplomatic immunity needs to be reformed. Tim […]

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The Liberal Democrats have branded the Conservative’s Flagship Married Couples Tax Allowance policy a ‘pathetic failure’ after figures revealed that only a fraction of eligible couples had bothered claiming the allowance. Only 330,000 people have taken advantage of the allowance, equivalent to 8% of those eligible. The Tories had believed over 4 million would take […]

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Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has returned to the Liberal Democrat front bench as the party’s European Union spokesperson in order to hold the Government to account over its plans for Brexit. Nick Clegg is uniquely well placed to challenge the Conservatives on their plans for Brexit. Not only did he sit around the […]

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On 21st July, the Liberal Democrat MP for Southport and Lib Dem Spokesperson for Education John Pugh has criticised universities which are already advertising annual tuition fees above the current £9,000 cap, a move which breaks current rules. John Pugh criticised the Conservative government for not being more open about their plans for university funding […]

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The statutory Pubs Code including the Market Rent Only option, introduced to tackle the exploitation of pub tenants by large pub companies, finally came into force today following a long campaign led by Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West and Chair of the Parliamentary Save the Pub Group, Greg Mulholland. The Pubs Code regulates […]

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The following article was written by the Former Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg and was published today on the i newspaper website. Theresa May has said repeatedly that “Brexit means Brexit”. What we need to know now is what that means in reality. The British people voted to leave the European Union, but they were […]

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The Liberal Democrats have launched a campaign to protect the UK’s place in Erasmus. Over 3 million British students have been able to study and work abroad in Europe thanks to the EU funded exchange programme. Now due to the looming Brexit, over 100,000 students in the coming years face the threat of being denied […]

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