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Plastic bag use has plummeted in England since the introduction of a 5p charge last year, under the previous coalition government. Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron: “We always said the test of this policy would be by the amount of bags that are cut from public consumption and the funds raised for charities – on […]

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Tom Brake calls for Turkey to be suspended from NATO

by Steve Beasant on 30 July, 2016

The following article was published yesterday on the Liberal Democrat Voice Website. As the human rights situation in Turkey worsens, Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesperson Tom Brake has called for Turkey to be suspended from NATO and for the refugee deal between Turkey and the EU to be scrapped. Tom Brake said: Erdogan’s ongoing purge […]

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Following the recent rise in hate crime across the UK, the Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron has written to all Police Crime Commissioners calling on them to take urgent action. In the letter, Tim Farron warns that Britain’s future as a tolerant country could be at risk if the new hostile climate for immigrants becomes […]

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The Liberal Democrats have written to Andrea Leadsom the new Environment Secretary calling on her to introduce a ban on the use of microbeads in cosmetic products. Previously ministers have claimed the government supports a ban but is working towards an EU-wide position before taking any unilateral action. In a letter to Andrea Leadsom, Liberal […]

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Clegg – No easy options on Single Market access

by Steve Beasant on 30 July, 2016

Liberal Democrat European Union spokesperson and former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has launched the first briefing paper of his Brexit Challenge project, which analyses the options facing the Government if it intends for Britain to retain significant access to the Single Market. While Single Market access is essential to the British economy, and retaining […]

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Tim Farron: Theresa May did nothing to prevent Brexit

by Steve Beasant on 26 July, 2016

The Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron has accused Theresa May’s of making no effort during the EU referendum campaign despite being one of the few politicians who might have been able to prevent the vote for Brexit. In an interview with the Guardian to mark a year as Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron attacked the […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney & Shetland, Spokesperson for Home Affairs Alistair Carmichael has demanded the government rule out the prospect of children being kept in prison cells. This follows the government slipping out an announcement of the closure of the Cedars facility, which supports families who are being returned overseas by the Home Office. […]

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Tom Brake MP to Battle for Seniors’ Rights

by Steve Beasant on 25 July, 2016

Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake joined MPs from all parties at Age UK’s ‘Age Champion’ charity event. The event in Parliament enabled MPs to discuss issues currently affecting 65 and overs, and how communities can become more inclusive of aging generations in the future. In Carshalton & Wallington 13,828 local residents […]

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The Guardian is reporting today that the Lib Dem leader says Sun columnist is guilty of ‘self-promotion’ after he threatened to complain to Ofcom about Faitma Manji Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has accused Kelvin MacKenzie of “shameless self-promotion” after the Sun columnist threatened to complain to regulators about Faitma Manji wearing a hijab on […]

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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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