Steve Beasant

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

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Bigots are not welcome in the Liberal Democrats

by Steve Beasant on 15 August, 2018

Racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, sexism, transphobia, and bigotry in any form are not welcome in the Liberal Democrats, writes Vince Cable. The last ten days have seen major stories of racism in both of Britain’s major parties. What is happening in the Labour party – and Boris Johnson’s comments this week – are frightening to many […]

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Ed Davey calls on Theresa May to protect her Modern Slavery Act, abandon the harmful policies that threaten it, and work to end slavery for good. The following article was written by Ed Davey and published on Aug 8th on the Lib Dem Website. Theresa May once called modern slavery “the great human rights issue of […]

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The pay of FTSE 100 chief executives has soared by 11% in the past year, according to analysis by CIPD/High Pay Centre.  This is partly inflated by a £47.1m payout for Jeff Fairburn, the chief executive at Persimmon. The housebuilding group has benefited greatly from the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, which helped trigger the enormous payout. Responding, […]

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Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey MP has today revealed that more than 100,000 prisoners across England and Wales left prison for “unsettled” or “unknown” accommodation in the last three years, almost half of the 220,411 prisoners released in that period. The Liberal Democrat MP said the new figures proved “the criminal justice system […]

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Responding to the announcement that the Conservative Government are selling off the Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base, Liberal Democrat Armed Forces Spokesperson, Jamie Stone MP, said:  “Selling off RAF Scampton in the centenary year of the RAF sums up the Conservative Government’s approach to our armed forces. “This historic airfield is of enormous national […]

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Commenting on a white paper released today by the Government into foreign takeovers, Liberal Democrat Leader and former Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “The Government is rightly concerned about the security impact of overseas takeovers. But they should be focusing on the damaging takeovers made by big US data companies that harm Britain’s long-term capabilities in AI and related […]

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Corbyn living in a world of “alternative facts”

by Steve Beasant on 24 July, 2018

Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake MP has accused Jeremy Corbyn of living in a world of “alternative facts” as the Labour leader is set to claim in a speech there has already been an economic benefit of Brexit. Mr Brake said:  “Corbyn is completely absent as an Opposition Leader and is laying the path for […]

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Cutting EU ties risks UK security

by Steve Beasant on 24 July, 2018

Commenting on a report published by the Home Affairs Select committee into security cooperation and Brexit, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey said:  “Today’s report makes clear something that the Liberal Democrats have long been arguing: the Conservatives’ chaotic approach to Brexit is putting our nation’s security at grave risk. “Losing information-sharing arrangements and the European […]

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Liberal Democrat Work and Pensions spokesperson Stephen Lloyd MP has called for cuts to Universal Credit and benefits to be reversed following the publication of the Resolution Foundation’s annual Living Standards Audit. According to the report published today [24 July 2018], incomes are stagnating across the board and falling for the poorest 30% of households, while child poverty […]

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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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