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Did you miss Vince Cable‘s first speech as Liberal Democrat leader? Catch up here – and find out what his vision for Britain and the Liberal Democrats is! Vince Cable's leader's speech TUNE IN LIVE: Vince Cable's leader speech. Posted by Liberal Democrats on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 Vince Cable opened his speech with a […]

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IFS demolishes Boris Johnson’s £350m lie

by Steve Beasant on 19 September, 2017

The IFS has absolutely demolished Boris Johnson’s £350m lie. Lib Dem Shadow Exiting the European Union; International Trade; First Secretary of State Tom Brake The IFS has demolished Boris Johnson’s repeated claim that Brexit will lead to an £350m for the NHS. In a letter to The Times, the IFS’s deputy director Carl Emmerson points out […]

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We must have employee representation on boards

by Steve Beasant on 19 September, 2017

At our Autumn Conference in Bournemouth today, Liberal Democrats have voted for employee representation on boards. Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable  At our conference today, the Liberal Democrats have agreed to a raft of new policies which will see stricter penalties for companies that break the law, as part of a series of measures […]

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DExEU head Oliver Robbins finds an exit from Brexit

by Steve Beasant on 18 September, 2017

At least someone has managed to find an exit from Brexit. It’s just a shame it’s the Civil Servant who is supposed to be managing it. Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable  In surprising news today, the Head of the Deparment for Exiting the European Union, Oliver Robbins has quit to take up a new […]

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Read the highlights from Tim Farron’s speech to #LDConf

by Steve Beasant on 18 September, 2017

Today, Tim Farron gave his keynote speech to #LDConf – catch up and read the highlights here! Tim Farron's speech live to conference LIVE: Former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron's speech to conference Posted by Liberal Democrats on Monday, 18 September 2017 Tim started with some friendly advice… If you have joined this party as […]

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The slow-motion roll-out of the Universal Credit has been a shambolic disaster. It’s time for it to be a paused. Lib Dem Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Lloyd   According to charities, councils and housing associations, the rollout of the universal credit is a disaster in slow-motion. A mandatory six-week wait to receive a first payment is causing […]

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Catch up on Vince Cable’s first Q&A with members

by Steve Beasant on 17 September, 2017

Did you miss Vince Cable‘s Q&A with members at #LDConf 2017? Catch up here! Today at #LDConf, members had their chance to put their questions to our new Leader, Vince Cable MP. Find out what they asked here: Watch the video: Q&A Vince Cable Join us live from Bournemouth for a Q&A session with Liberal […]

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Not credible for Boris to stay in Govt after £350m NHS myth

by Steve Beasant on 17 September, 2017

After Boris Johnson has yet again repeated the nonsense claim that the myth that Tories will put £350m more a week into the NHS once we leave the EU, it’s time for him to be unceremoniously kicked out of Government. Lib Dem Shadow Health Secretary Norman Lamb  In April 2016, I wrote to the UK Statistics […]

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Kirsty William’s speech to conference

by Steve Beasant on 17 September, 2017

Kirsty Williams AM, the Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Education, gave a speech to Lib Dem Conference today. She spoke about the state of education across the UK. I would like to open this speech with a thank-you to Tim Farron for his leadership over what, unquestionably, has been the toughest period this party has ever […]

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We are the only party offering an exit from Brexit

by Steve Beasant on 17 September, 2017

There’s only one party that is unequivocally pro-Remain and offering the British public a chance for an exit to Brexit – and that is the Liberal Democrats. Shadow Lib Dem Exiting the European Union Spokesperson Tom Brake The effects of Brexit are already being felt. The value of the pound has plummeted. Inflation has risen. Growth […]

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