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Stephen Hawking accused Jeremy Hunt of “cherry-picking evidence”. Hunt hit back at Hawking but was mocked by Twitter users. Former Lib Dem Leader, Tim Farron A renowned scientist such as Stephen Hawking questioning your evidence might normally be cause to think again, but sadly it looks as though Jeremy Hunt has joined the chorus of […]

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End this catastrophic approach to drugs policy

by Steve Beasant on 19 August, 2017

The Government must “get rid of the fantasy at the heart of the so-called war on drugs, which has been a stupid and catastrophic failure”, Norman Lamb argued in Parliament recently. Speaking in a debate on the government’s new drug strategy, Norman said that prohibition has been “a monumental failure of public policy”, and called for […]

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The Green Investment Bank’s environmental mission is in danger of disappearing. Sadly, this is another of the positive legacies of the Liberal Democrats in government that the Conservatives are now burying. Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable The Government’s sale of the Green Investment Bank (GIB), which was completed today, is environmentally irresponsible. The Government […]

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Once again, David Davis’ bluff and bluster has been found out – this time on the timing of negotiations on future trade relationships. Lib Dem Shadow Exiting the European Union; International Trade; First Secretary of State, Tom Brake   Ministers have privately admitted that the government may not start negotiating Britain’s future trade relationship with the EU […]

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More and more patients are being forced to stay in mixed-sex wards. The Government must recommit to closing them instead of turning a blind eye. Lib Dem Shadow Health Secretary, Norman Lamb The number of patients suffering the indignity of staying in mixed-sex wards soared to 908 in July 2017, more than double the number in […]

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Trump state visit would be “completely wrong”

by Steve Beasant on 16 August, 2017

After Charlottesville, a state visit by Donald Trump would be completely inappropriate. It’s high time that his invitation was withdrawn. Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable The events of the last few days have shocked and appalled the entire world. Images of Nazis, marching in American streets, terrorist attacks on peaceful protestors. Every world leader […]

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Brexit is already starting to bite. Today’s fall in wages is a direct consequence of the higher inflation we have seen since the EU referendum. Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable Real wages fell by 0.5% in the three months to June 2017 compared with a year earlier, figures from the Office for National Statistics […]

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The press release issued by the Department for Exiting the European Union made no mention of either David Davis or the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire. Lib Dem Shadow Exiting the European Union; International Trade; First Secretary of State, Tom Brake Using an anonymous government source to announce an official position paper on the […]

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Six questions David Davis must answer on Customs Union

by Steve Beasant on 16 August, 2017

The Government’s paper on the customs union set out today, raises more questions than it answers – and here are six of them that David Davis must answer. Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable  Today, I’ve challenged David Davis to answer six questions over plans set out on future customs arrangements after Brexit. The government […]

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David Davis should spend less time with a thesaurus and more time looking into the chaos at our borders that would be caused by an extreme Brexit. Lib Dem Shadow Chief Whip Alistair Carmichael Brexit Secretary Davis has claimed that lack of clarity over the Government’s Brexit plans was a deliberate attempt at “constructive ambiguity” as part of the […]

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