Steve Beasant

Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Great Grimsby and Councillor for the East Marsh Learn more

Read more on this

View more tweets

Read more on this

View more tweets

Speaking at The Grand Mawlid (Peace Conference) in Birmingham today in front of an expected 4,000 audience, Vince Cable will call on the government to change the law so that all-BAME shortlists are allowed for selecting Parliamentary election candidates. Under the 2010 Equality Act, political parties may field all-women or all-disabled shortlists, but the law […]

Read more    Leave a comment

A BMG Research poll for Left Food Forward today has found that the public backs a referendum on staying in the EU if the government fails to secure a trade deal. The split was 54:46, with 74% of 18-24 year olds backing a vote. This comes less than a week after a Survation poll for The Mail […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary Michael Gove has written an article for the Daily Telegraph in which he claims that if voters “dislike” any Brexit deal they will be able to vote for a new government at the next general election. He added that any terms would “allow a future government to diverge” from […]

Read more    Leave a comment

This Government has done impact assessments on everything from drains to comedy. But it’s done none on Brexit. This is quite literally beyond parody. The following article was written by Tim Farron and published today on the Lib Dem Website. The government has carried out impact assessments on policies ranging from songs from ice cream […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Farcical security over Brexit papers must end – Lib Dems

by Steve Beasant on 7 December, 2017

Dick Newby, Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords, has complained to the government over their ‘farcical’ security measures for the Brexit papers. Lord Newby has questioned whether such measures are beyond what is necessary for a document which should be made publicly available and contains no information which is sensitive. The documents contain no […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Boris Johnson is whistling a different tune on Brexit bill

by Steve Beasant on 7 December, 2017

Responding to Boris Johnson’s defence of his remarks that the EU could “go whistle” over the Brexit bill, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said: “Boris Johnson is certainty whistling a different tune to five months ago. “He recently repeated the claim that Brexit will bring £350m a week for the NHS. Now he’s admitting […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Grayling shows cabinet doesn’t have a clue – Tom Brake

by Steve Beasant on 7 December, 2017

Following Chris Grayling’s claim that the UK does not need identical laws to the EU for Irish border trade, the Liberal Democrats accused the government of not knowing what it is doing. Tom Brake said: “If you listen to seven different cabinet ministers, you hear eight different opinions. “Theresa May is being undermined at every […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Over 10,000 patients had to wait at least 30 minutes in ambulances outside A&E in the week ending December 3rd, new figures on winter pressures facing the NHS have revealed. In almost 2,000 cases patients faced handover delays of over an hour, due to a lack of capacity at A&Es. Liberal Democrat Former Health Minister […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has left British soldiers open to prosecution by saying that they should hunt down Isis fighters. Liberal Democrat defence spokesperson Menzies Campbell QC said: “The Defence Secretary’s comments are ill-considered and appear to endorse a clear breach of humanitarian law. “In present circumstances it is not difficult to see that any […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Vince Cable has launched a Liberal Democrat Business & Entrepreneurs Network (LDBEN) at an event in the City this morning, galvanising the business community amid the government’s shambolic handling of Brexit. The network includes is made up of 80 leading figures from the business community, including angel investor Andrew Dixon and Chair of Allied Irish […]

Read more    Leave a comment