Steve Beasant

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

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Vince Cable: Shock ONS figures show economy in trouble

by Steve Beasant on 16 October, 2017

Vince Cable said: “News of this massive write-down shows our economy is in real trouble. Jobs are being lost at major employers such as Vauxhall and BAE, the pound has already lost 20% of its value in a year, our balance of trade and productivity are poor, and we have fallen to the bottom of […]

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Responding to comments made by John McDonnell this morning, that Parliament can stop the UK leaving the EU with no deal, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Tom Brake MP said: “The Lib Dems will work with any party to stop a ‘No Deal’ scenario and would vote against a No Deal outcome in Parliament.  ‘No Deal’ […]

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Chris Grayling has been left red-faced after he launched a flagship new railway route from London to Bristol, only for the train to face severe delays, overcrowding and the air conditioning leaking onto passengers. Former Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron commented: “Chris Grayling promised this would be a fantastic new service, instead it ended up going […]

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Govt must give Vauxhall assurances it needs

by Steve Beasant on 16 October, 2017

Following the news that Vauxhall is to shed 400 jobs at its Ellesmere Port plant, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said ahead of a Commons debate on the subject that the government must give the car manufacturer assurances over the single market: “As Business Secretary in the coalition I put in place measures to keep […]

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Boundary Review is dead – Lib Dems

by Steve Beasant on 16 October, 2017

Liberal Democrat chief whip Alistair Carmichael MP has called on the government to stop wasting money on a dead-duck boundary review and scrap it. Alistair Carmichael said: “The DUP will not wear this review. Nor will many Tory backbenchers. The government should stop wasting public funds and bow to the inevitable. “But if by some […]

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Manufacturing industry leaders across Europe have today (Monday) called on EU and UK negotiators to agree an early, time limited, transitional arrangement for business in the Brexit negotiations. Commenting, Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable said: “Liam Fox said getting a trade deal with the EU would be the ‘easiest in human history’. The government has woefully underestimated the […]

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The Government have committed to raising the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to life. This follows a campaign spearheaded in Parliament by former Lib Dem MP Greg Mulholland, who introduced a Ten Minute Rule Bill with cross party support last year calling on the government to make these changes. Commenting, Liberal Democrat […]

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Letter of support from Vince Cable MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats I am proud to lend my support to National Hate Crime Awareness Week, which serves as an important reminder that the tenets of hate, division and prejudice have no place in 21st century Britain. Everyone has the right to be who they are, […]

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Responding to news that President Trump is expected to withdraw backing from the nuclear accord with Iran in a speech later today, newly appointed Liberal Democrat Defence spokesperson Menzies Campbell, Lord Campbell of Pittenweem said: “This is yet another example of Trump’s boneheaded belligerence. “Not content with senseless responses to every provocation of Kim Jong […]

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Commenting on the leaked document that shows that the EU is preparing for its post-Brexit trade negotiations with the UK, while refusing to discuss the matter with the British government, Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson said: “This government’s internal battles are weakening their hand in Europe. Every report of a Cabinet split destabilises our […]

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