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Nick Clegg has accused Theresa May of putting national security at risk by pursuing an extreme Brexit that will see Britain locked out of an EU police database used by UK police and security services 16 times a second. The Schengen Information System (SIS II) is an EU-wide database on organised criminal and terrorist suspects across […]

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Liberal Democrats have announced they would boost investment in police forces by £300m a year. This is in stark contrast to the Conservatives who have overseen devastating cuts to community policing. Theresa May as Home Secretary and now Prime Minister has cut policing budgets by over £2bn, eroding the very fabric of community policing. Under […]

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The unregulated cannabis market is harming young people. The Liberal Democrats have a plan to change that: The Liberal Democrats plan to break the grip of criminal gangs and protect young people by introducing a legal, regulated market for cannabis. Why are we doing this? Because the current approach to cannabis has been a catastrophic […]

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UK won’t have access to the European Arrest Warrant unless the Government strikes a parallel deal on trade and security   The Liberal Democrats have revealed a list of ten of Britain’s most-wanted criminals who have been arrested or sentenced since the beginning of this year thanks to the European Arrest Warrant. This follows David […]

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Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland asked Justice Ministers to give Parliament an update on government’s review into criminal driving offences and penalties and urged them to finally get on with it, expressing the frustration of families of victims, campaigners and MPs at the length of time it is taking to get started. Greg Mulholland […]

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Court ruling shows mass spying on British people must end

by Steve Beasant on 17 October, 2016

Responding to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruling today which found that UK security agencies unlawfully collected data of British citizens for over a decade, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said: “Allowing the state to collect endless amounts of personal data is not just a gross invasion of a privacy, it is a waste […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West Greg Mulholland has urged ministers to treat victims of criminal driving not as victims of an accident, but rather as victims of a crime. He has also demanded an update to the Ministry of Justice’s review of criminal driving offences and penalties, which was launched in May 2014. Families […]

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European Arrest Warrant Must Stay

by Steve Beasant on 23 August, 2016

Lib Dem MP Tom Brake has joined Lib Dem leader Tim Farron in publicly challenging Theresa May and the Government to ensure the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is a priority in Brexit negotiations. Tom said, ‘The EAW has been used to secure justice for Robbie Hughes, the son of local resident Maggie Hughes.  Robbie was […]

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Tim Farron visits Polish centre defaced by racists

by Steve Beasant on 1 July, 2016

Tim Farron and Caroline Pidgeon visited the Polish centre in London today to show solidarity with the Polish community and to make clear that xenophobic attacks it suffered recently will not be tolerated. The attack on the Polish Social and Cultural Association in Hammersmith was just one of numerous racist and xenophobic incidents reported in the […]

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Norman Lamb, the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Health, yesterday argued for a change in the law which would prohibit the use of Tasers in psychiatric wards and end the use of police cells to detain adults under Sections 135/136 of the Mental Health Act. The proposals were part of a raft of amendments to the […]

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