Steve Beasant

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

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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 Lib Dem Shadow Home Secretary, Ed Davey An unpublished Home Office report showed that Britons could be more at risk of terrorism and crime after Brexit, The Times reports.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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Commenting on the news that the National Crime Agency estimates there are tens of thousands of victims of human trafficking and modern slavery in the UK, former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:  “This shocking report shows that modern slavery is alive and well in 21st century Britain. “It’s a hidden national scandal. “People are […]

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It was reported this morning that Brexit secretary David Davis will allow UK judges to overrule requests made under the European Arrest Warrant system in an attempt to placate Conservative eurosceptics. Lib Dem Shadow Home Secretary Edward Davey  The Liberal Democrats have warned that government plans to limit the scope of the European Arrest Warrant are […]

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Prime Minister under growing pressure on her track record Theresa May says “enough is enough” – but she forced through the cuts that lost us thousands of armed police and community officers. As Home Secretary, she even accused the police of crying wolf over the impact of her cuts – and their fears that the […]

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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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