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A new survey for The Independent has found the majority of the public is now in favour of banning the most-polluting vehicles from city centres. Some 51 per cent of respondents agreed with this suggestion, with only 15 per cent against and the remainder not expressing a view, pollsters ORB said. Commenting on the reports […]

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An announcement by the Labour Party that it would invest £45bn in the NHS and social care over five years as well as protect pensions could be rendered meaningless by Brexit, Liberal Democrats have said. Treasury analysis from 2016 estimated that the form of Brexit supported by the Labour and Conservative parties – a negotiated […]

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Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, has launched a national movement calling on people, irrespective of their party affiliation, to stop the Conservatives’ planned Dementia Tax. It comes alongside Liberal Democrat research that reveals that across England, 9 out 10 homes could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May’s Dementia Tax. Tim Farron […]

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Over 50 of Britain’s leading business figures and entrepreneurs – including the founder of Ebookers, Dinesh Dhamija, co-founder of Innocent Drinks Richard Reed and businesswoman Nicola Horlick – have backed the Liberal Democrats today as the only UK party campaigning to stay in single market. In a letter to The Times, the business figures write that leaving the […]

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Responding to Theresa May’s announcement today on social care in which she said “nothing has changed,” Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said: “May’s manifesto meltdown changes nothing. As Theresa May has made clear herself, nothing has changed and her heartless dementia tax remains in place. “This is a cold and calculated attempt to pull the wool over […]

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Conservatives “lunch snatchers”

by Steve Beasant on 21 May, 2017

The Conservative Manifesto commitment to scrap free school meals for infant age children has drawn fire from Liberal Democrats in Great Grimsby. Free school meals for all children aged five to seven in state schools were brought in by Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government and the Conservatives had promised to retain them in their […]

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Nasty Conservatives clobbering those in care

by Steve Beasant on 21 May, 2017

Liberal Democrats in Great Grimsby have accused the Conservatives of clobbering elderly people in care by forcing them to sell their homes to pay for social care. The Conservative Manifesto commits the Government of Theresa May to clawing back care costs when a person in care has assets (including the value of their home) worth […]

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Liberal Democrats have launched their Manifesto for the General Election which includes 5 key policies to Change Britain’s Future for the better. NHS The Liberal Democrats will introduce a 1p rise on the basic, higher, additional and dividend rates of income tax raising around £6bn per year, which will be ring-fenced for spending on NHS, […]

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Public support Lib Dem clean air policies

by Steve Beasant on 20 May, 2017

Commenting on reports that the public back the Liberal Democrat policy of banning the most-polluting cars from city centres Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Secretary Jenny Randerson said: “The air we allow our children to breathe is toxic and is leading to a national health crisis. “If our water was as contaminated as the air we breathe […]

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Tories in meltdown over social care

by Steve Beasant on 20 May, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have reacted after a day in which the upper echelons of the Conservative Party were in lock-down, apparently in panic after their social care policy backfired. The Institute for Fiscal Studies analysed Theresa May’s plans and concluded that “the Conservative plan makes no attempt to deal with the fundamental challenge of social care […]

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