Steve Beasant

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

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Responding to reports that Carillion is to go into liquidation, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said: “The government must now take responsibility for the big contracts run by Carillion, or re-tender them, to keep the supply chain going and protect thousands of jobs. Ministers must minimise the damage to the capacity of the […]

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Farage admits we can exit from Brexit

by Steve Beasant on 14 January, 2018

Commenting on reports that Nigel Farage has now admitted that Brexit can be reversed, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said: “Farage has finally admitted what we knew all along, Brexit isn’t a done deal. “It was always reversible and that is why we must keep fighting. Those who aren’t happy with Brexit, those who […]

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Commenting on the new EU rules banning credit card surcharges, Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said: “Once again the Tories are claiming a popular policy that they had nothing to do with. “These new rules will make things easier, cheaper and more efficient for consumers. This is another good example of EU rules helping […]

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Responding to comments by Wes Streeting MP that the Labour Party is now the single biggest barrier to Britain remaining in the EU single market, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said: “It is time for the Labour leadership to wake up. They need to start opposing the Tory’s extreme Brexit rather than cheering them on. […]

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Exit from Brexit is still possible

by Steve Beasant on 12 January, 2018

Commenting on reports that three QCs have written to the Prime Minister setting out their view that Article 50 can be rescinded, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said:  “These latest legal opinions only strengthen our case that an Exit from Brexit is still possible. Instead of trying to hide behind the idea of irrevocability, […]

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GKN takeover bid: “Secretary of State must intervene”

by Steve Beasant on 12 January, 2018

Commenting on news that leading company GKN has been subject to an attempted takeover by Melrose, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said: “GKN is at the heart of the industrial strategy in the car and aerospace industry in the UK. “If it were to be taken over this would be a massive blow to our industrial […]

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Commenting on reports that Donald Trump has cancelled his plans to visit the UK, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson Jo Swinson said:  “News that Trump has thrown his toys out of the pram and cancelled his trip to the UK will be welcomed by all of us who reject his abhorrent views. “But it’s a […]

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Patients are dying in hospital corridors because of NHS underfunding, a group of A&E doctors has warned in a letter to Theresa May. In their unprecedented warning, the doctors told the prime minister that more than 120 patients a day were being managed in corridors in some hospitals, with “some dying prematurely” because staff were […]

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Farage and Blair are speaking sense

by Steve Beasant on 11 January, 2018

Support is growing for a referendum on the deal – with everyone from Nigel Farage to Tony Blair thinking it’s a good idea. The following article was written by Lib Dem MP Tom Brake and published today on the Lib Dem Website. Support is now growing on both sides of the argument for a vote […]

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Bedtime reading for Jeremy Corbyn

by Steve Beasant on 11 January, 2018

Sadiq Khan’s report on Brexit should make excellent bedtime reading for Jeremy Corbyn – and hopefully, change his mind on the single market & customs union. The following article was written by Lib Dem MP Tom Brake and published today on the Lib Dem Website. Brexit could cause the UK to lose half a million […]

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