Steve Beasant

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

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Responding to comments by the president of the Prison Governors Association that prisons in England and Wales are “full to bursting” and the number of inmates should be reduced, Jonathan Marks QC, Liberal Democrat Justice Spokesperson, said: “The Government must listen when people on the front-line speak up. Prison numbers are sky high and it […]

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We need a new strategy to beat terror

by Steve Beasant on 18 September, 2017

It’s increasingly clear that the Government’s strategy to counter Terrorism isn’t working. It’s time for a new plan. Lib Dem Shadow Home Secretary Edward Davey  In the wake of the recent terrorist outrages it’s clear that we need a bold change of strategy to defeat terrorism and counter violent extremism. To do that, at our Autumn […]

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Unless Theresa May drops her opposition to the ECJ, she is putting Britain’s security at risk. Lib Dem Shadow Home Secretary Edward Davey The simple fact is that the proposed EU-UK security treaty is likely to fail unless Theresa May drops her opposition to the European Court of Justice. The government has announced it will seek […]

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Chief Superintendent Gavin Thomas, president of the Police Superintendents Association of England and Wales, has warned that a ‘perfect storm’ was leaving forces with fewer officers who are working longer hours. Commenting Ed Davey, Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary, said: “Hardworking police officers are being failed over and over again by a government that continues […]

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Prisons could be effectively full within four years with the number of inmates predicted to hit a historic high. Imposing longer sentences could lead to nearly 92,000 behind bars – a record in the modern era. The figure was revealed in projections for England and Wales published yesterday by the Ministry of Justice. The move […]

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The government has produced a position paper without a clear position. No one reading this paper will have a clue what they actually want. Lib Dem Shadow Exiting the European Union; International Trade; First Secretary of State, Tom Brake  Theresa May’s attempts to downplay the government’s climbdown over the European Court of Justice is a desperate attempt […]

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Liberal Democrats are clear: being in the European Union makes us safer and helps catch criminals. Lib Dem Shadow Home Secretary, Ed Davey An unpublished Home Office report showed that Britons could be more at risk of terrorism and crime after Brexit, The Times reports. Theresa May was Home Secretary when this report was drawn up […]

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The Conservatives are refusing to admit publicly that Europe will still require Britain to abide by their rules in nearly 50% of our trade, hard Brexit or not. Lib Dem Shadow Home Secretary Edward Davey Sir Paul Jenkins has called Theresa May’s Brexit strategy ‘foolish’ for hoping to distance the UK from the European Court 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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Indeterminate Sentences for Public Protection were abolished in 2012, but there are over 3,000 people in England and Wales still serving them. Lib Dem Shadow Lord Chancellor; Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Jonathan Marks The Liberal Democrats have backed calls by the Chairman of the Parole Board, Nick Hardwick, for urgent action to address the […]

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