Steve Beasant

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

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Leave cheated

by Steve Beasant on 20 July, 2018

Response from Lord Newby on the news that Vote Leave broke electoral law The following article was written by Richard Newby and published on Jul 17 on the Lib Dem website. Today the Electoral Commission ruled on what we all knew – Leave cheated. Vote Leave have been fined £60,000 for incomplete and inaccurate expenses […]

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On Tuesday night there was a crucial Brexit vote in Parliament. I have a two-week-old baby and knew I couldn’t be there. So I made sure I was ‘paired’. But then, the Conservatives went back on their word, and the MP I was paired with voted. The following article was written by Jo Swinson and […]

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Get to know Dominic Raab, the man Theresa May has picked to negotiate her botched Brexit. 1. He approves of a higher pay rate for men His statements on the gender pay gap are shocking. He stated, “men work longer hours, die earlier but retire later than women.” He expanded, saying “from the cradle to the […]

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‘No Deal’ Brexit threat at critical level

by Steve Beasant on 20 July, 2018

Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake MP is warning that the threat of a dangerous no-deal Brexit is now critical, following speeches from the Prime Minister and Michel Barnier. Mr Brake said:   “As it has been in the UK, the Prime Minister’s fudged Chequers deal has been diplomatically, but systematically, torn apart. If this […]

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Drug advisers right to recognise need for reform

by Steve Beasant on 20 July, 2018

Responding to calls from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to enable doctors to prescribe medicinal cannabis, former Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb MP said: “The recommendation from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs that doctors should be allowed to prescribe medicinal cannabis is more than welcome. The Government now […]

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Burberry have responsibility to cut out waste

by Steve Beasant on 20 July, 2018

Responding to reports that Burberry burnt bags and clothes worth millions, Liberal Democrat Environment Spokesperson Tim Farron said:  “At a time we’re all being encouraged to cut down and reuse our plastic waste, it is outrageous that Burberry think setting fire to their unsold stock is an acceptable solution. “Recycling is far better for the environment than […]

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Knife crime wave a “national crisis”

by Steve Beasant on 20 July, 2018

Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey yesterday demanded the Tory Government urgently recruit more community police officers and invest in specialist anti-knife crime projects following statistics published by the ONS revealing offences involving knives have gone up by 16%.  Ed Davey said:  “The country is in the grip of a knife crime wave which is […]

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Commenting on today’s march against Donald Trump, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson said: “Today we told Trump that his politics of hate and division have no place in Britain. “Theresa May shouldn’t have traded our nation’s values for the now broken promise of a deal. “I am proud to be in a party that […]

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Charlatan Trump an enemy of the people

by Steve Beasant on 13 July, 2018

Commenting on Donald Trump’s claim that the Conservatives’ Brexit plan has killed off any chance of a UK-US trade deal, Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable said:  “Donald Trump is an enemy of Britain. His vile views and wild outbursts make the whole world a more dangerous place. “Like his terrible twin Boris Johnson he is […]

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Commenting on the Charity Commission’s investigation into the Presidents Club Charitable Trust, Deputy Leader and former Minister for Women and Equalities Jo Swinson said: “The brave journalism of Madison Marriage shone a spotlight on the sickening culture of entitlement and sexual harassment at the Presidents Club Annual Dinner. “This report uncovers a catalogue of failures […]

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