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Scathing editorial by George Osborne reveals Theresa May’s cold and heartless plan The Liberal Democrats have criticised Theresa May as “cold and heartless,” following the shock revelation she blocked attempts to guarantee the right to stay for EU nationals immediately after the referendum. In a scathing editorial in the Evening Standard today, George Osborne revealed that “in the […]

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Catherine Bearder MEP writes…Brexit, one year on

by Steve Beasant on 23 June, 2017

The following article was written by the Liberal Democrat MEP, Catherine Bearder and published today on the Lib Dem Voice Website. A lot can change in a year. On 23rd June 2016, I was left heartbroken after a tough and exhausting referendum campaign saw a victory for an insular nationalist vision of Britain. The vote to […]

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Britain must stay in the Single Market to protect jobs The Liberal Democrats have tabled an amendment to the Queen’s Speech calling for Britain to stay the single market and customs union. The party is now calling on both Labour and Conservative MPs to support the amendment and inflict a historic defeat on the government, […]

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The Liberal Democrats have vowed to oppose any attempts to weaken workplace rights, health and safety standards and environmental protections. The Liberal Democrats have vowed to oppose any attempts to weaken workplace rights, health and safety standards and environmental protections as part of the government’s Repeal Bill. The party is also calling for proper oversight […]

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A million older people are missing out on care they need as services face a funding black hole. Ministers are to consult on reforming the system of social care funding in England after Conservative plans were slammed as a Dementia Tax during the election. Commenting, Shadow Health Secretary Norman Lamb said: “Social care is in a […]

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Trade Bill just a job creation scheme for Liam Fox

by Steve Beasant on 21 June, 2017

Leaving the single market and customs union would be catastrophic for the British economy. The Trade Bill announced in the Queen’s speech is simply a job creation scheme for Liam Fox, the Liberal Democrats have said. Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson, said: “In reality this is an Anti-Trade Bill, as it means leaving the […]

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Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK appears to have been shelved for at least two years. Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK appears to have been shelved for at least two years after it was not included in the Queen’s speech. Liberal Democrat Chief Whip Alistair Carmichael commented: “It took Theresa May just […]

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Good news for renters after Lib Dem calls for ban on fees Letting agents fees look set to be banned in this year Queen’s Speech following pressure from the Liberal Democrats. The fees cost on average £223 per tenancy but under the new plans they will be banned and tenants will be given the opportunity […]

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Jo Swinson is new Lib Dem Deputy Leader

by Steve Beasant on 21 June, 2017

Jo Swinson has been elected unanimously as Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson has been elected unanimously as Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats. The result was announced on Tuesday evening at the Liberal Democrat parliamentary party meeting. Jo will continue in her role as Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary. Jo said: “I […]

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Tory manifesto plans which would have deprived 1.7 million children of free school lunches Theresa May is reported to have dropped plans to scrap free school lunches for infant pupils from tomorrow’s Queen’s Speech. It comes after the Liberal Democrats strongly criticised the Conservatives during the election campaign over the plans which would have deprived […]

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