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Lib Dems double share of vote as Nuttall Kippered

by Steve Beasant on 25 February, 2017

The Lib Dem fight-back continued in the Potteries by-election, as UKIP failed to live up to its own hype in the Leave centre of Britain. Liberal Democrat president Sal Brinton, seeing the party’s share of the vote more than double, said from Stoke: “The Potteries decided there was no need to have UKIP’s official leader […]

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Tim Farron‘s speech on Powering A New Economy:  How a Clean Energy Revolution Means Britain Can Lead the World. It’s possible that there are varying views in this room on the wisdom or otherwise of the UK leaving the EU and indeed of the UK leaving single market. Catastrophic scenarios about both are presented and […]

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In a speech today at an event hosted by Policy Exchange, Liberal Democrat MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale Tim Farron will call for a tidal lagoon in Morecambe Bay, as part of a green industrial revolution to power the economy of the future. In Tim‘s speech, he will call for the UK to lead the […]

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Why a clean energy revolution could mean Britain can lead the world. A year ago the world had finally come to a consensus. People across the globe agreed there was a desperate need to tackle climate change. This was best symbolised by the Paris Agreement, an agreement to legally binding limits for global temperature rises […]

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In response to reports today in the Daily Mirror that the government’s been “spinning the statistics” on homelessness, Baroness Olly Grender, said: “Homelessness is a stain on our nation and unacceptable in Britain today. “The Government has been caught out playing a numbers game, rather than accepting there is a problem, and getting on with […]

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Norman Lamb: Time for honesty about future funding of NHS

by Steve Beasant on 17 February, 2017

The following article was written by the Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Norman Lamb and published today on the Yorkshire Post website. EVERYONE knows the National Health Service is in crisis. It seems to be on our television screens daily. Even the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt admits that NHS services are often “completely unacceptable”. But it […]

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Tens of thousands of deaths could be linked to cuts to health and social care, a new research paper by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University of Oxford has found. The researchers concluded that “the evidence points to a major failure of the health system, possibly exacerbated by failings in social […]

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Tim Farron: Blair’s speech shows how badly Corbyn’s Labour has failed as an Opposition. Responding to Tony Blair’s speech today on Brexit, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said: “Tony Blair is right. The challenge now is to persuade people to change their mind  and the Liberal Democrats are the only party offering them a chance […]

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Robert Wainright says Britain could be more vulnerable if the Government fails to secure access to vital intelligence sharing.   Britain could be more vulnerable to terrorism and organised crime after a hard Brexit, Europol’s chief has warned. Director of Europol Robert Wainright told Sky News today that Britain could be more vulnerable if the […]

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Lib Dems call on Labour to condemn misinformation in Stoke-on-Trent by-election. Text messages have warned Muslim voters they will be condemned to hell if they do not vote Labour in the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election, it has been reported. The Stoke-on-Trent Central Liberal Democrats have called on the Labour Party to condemn the campaign of misinformation taking place […]

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