Steve Beasant

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

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Commenting on today’s march against Donald Trump, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson said: “Today we told Trump that his politics of hate and division have no place in Britain. “Theresa May shouldn’t have traded our nation’s values for the now broken promise of a deal. “I am proud to be in a party that […]

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Charlatan Trump an enemy of the people

by Steve Beasant on 13 July, 2018

Commenting on Donald Trump’s claim that the Conservatives’ Brexit plan has killed off any chance of a UK-US trade deal, Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable said:  “Donald Trump is an enemy of Britain. His vile views and wild outbursts make the whole world a more dangerous place. “Like his terrible twin Boris Johnson he is […]

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Commenting on the Charity Commission’s investigation into the Presidents Club Charitable Trust, Deputy Leader and former Minister for Women and Equalities Jo Swinson said: “The brave journalism of Madison Marriage shone a spotlight on the sickening culture of entitlement and sexual harassment at the Presidents Club Annual Dinner. “This report uncovers a catalogue of failures […]

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Lib Dems: Govt must safeguard our armed forces

by Steve Beasant on 13 July, 2018

Commenting on the Public Accounts Committee’s report into the Ministry of Defence’s contract with Annington Property Ltd, Liberal Democrat Armed Forces Spokesperson, Jamie Stone MP, said: “The UK’s armed forces play a crucial role in the defence of the nation, and Liberal Democrats believe that it is the role of government to safeguard the interests […]

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Grayling passes the buck

by Steve Beasant on 12 July, 2018

Commenting on Transport Secretary Chris Grayling’s response to a letter demanding an explanation for the travel chaos of the last month, Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake said: “Yet again Grayling is passing the buck and denying any responsibility for the timetable chaos that GTR passengers have suffered. “In his letter, he has gone one step […]

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Commenting on the Conservatives’ White Paper and the appointment of the new Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said: “The new Secretary of State has had his first taste of the Brexit shambles that his party have inflicted on this country. “Today in the House he failed to outline the cost to British […]

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Commenting after attending Donald Trump’s NATO press conference Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Defence Menzies Campbell said: “Today NATO was treated to a stream of unconsciousness from the US President. Throughout the summit Trump’s behaviour has been disruptive and divisive. His determination to describe the summit as a success beggars belief. “No US president in living […]

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Trump is fast becoming Britain’s enemy

by Steve Beasant on 12 July, 2018

Commenting on Donald Trump’s visit to the UK, Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable said:  “Trump is fast becoming Britain’s enemy. He is trying to destroy the rules-based system of trade and cooperation on which we depend. “Trump befriends autocrats and despises democrats. He does not rate NATO; he even regards the Canadians as a threat to […]

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Lib Dems: Clarke’s prisons report shames Government

by Steve Beasant on 12 July, 2018

Responding to a report from the Chief Prisons Inspector Peter Clarke on prison conditions, Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey said:  “The prison conditions described in this report should shame the Government. “Prisons should be centres of rehabilitation, yet these inhumane conditions show prisons are purely punitive. “The Conservatives cannot continue to treat prisoners as though they are subhuman.” Notes: […]

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Lib Dems: BBC obliged to tackle gender pay gap

by Steve Beasant on 12 July, 2018

Responding to the news that 12 of the BBC’s top paid stars are male, Liberal Democrat Culture Spokesperson Baroness Jane Bonham-Carter said: “Unfortunately, this is not surprising. A year ago news broke of the horrendous gender pay imbalance within the BBC, and the public, as well as BBC employees, were rightly outraged. It appears that little has […]

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