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Tim Farron: ‘I do not think gay sex is a sin’

by Steve Beasant on 26 April, 2017

Liberal Democrat leader speaks candidly about politics and faith Tim Farron has opened up publicly for the first time about his Christian faith and in a candid interview with the BBC has said that he does not believe gay sex is a sin. The Liberal Democrat leader has very clearly said he does not believe […]

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Tim Farron rules out coalition deals with Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn Tim Farron has ruled out doing any coalition deals with Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn after the election. Every Liberal Democrat vote and every Liberal Democrat MP elected is a challenge to Theresa May’s Hard Brexit agenda. In the next parliament we will […]

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Brexit can still be overturned – this is your chance

by Steve Beasant on 23 April, 2017

President of the European Parliament says Britain would be welcomed back if voters changed their minds about Brexit on 8 June The President of the European Parliament has said Britain would be welcomed back with open arms if voters changed their minds about Brexit on 8 June. This directly contradicts Theresa May’s claim that ‘there […]

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Jeremy Corbyn is never going to be Prime Minister because he can’t even lead his own party Jeremy Corbyn is never going to be Prime Minister because he can’t even lead his own party, the Liberal Democrats have said. Responding to Jeremy Corbyn’s speech today, Liberal Democrat Shadow First Secretary of State Alistair Carmichael said: […]

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The Prime Minister has so far refused to take part Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has called out Theresa May for refusing to take part in televised debates as ITV announced they will go ahead with a leaders’ debate. Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions today, Tim Farron said: “This election can change the direction of […]

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In the short time since the snap General Election was announced the Liberal Democrats have gained over 2,500 new members   The Liberal Democrat General Election campaign has got off to a flying start as new members have seen the party double in size since May 2015. In the short time since the snap General […]

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Liberal Democrat leader responds to snap general election announcement This general election is your chance to change the direction of our country. What this means for Britain If you want to avoid a disastrous Hard Brexit. If you want to keep Britain in the Single Market. If you want a Britain that is open, tolerant […]

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Former health minister Norman Lamb has responded angrily to news that the NHS could soon suffer a strike from nurses. Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat health spokesperson, said: “I understand entirely the frustration of nurses, many of whom face significant real terms cuts to their salaries, particularly with inflation rising so sharply. “The government is relying […]

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The Liberal Democrats have accused the government of “hypocrisy” after it was revealed that parliament employs almost 200 EU nationals – who might now have to return to their country of origin after Theresa May refused to guarantee their right to remain. The figures, obtained through Freedom of Information requests by Liberal Democrat London Assembly member Caroline […]

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The Liberal Democrats have criticised the Department for Work and Pensions after ministers found themselves having to increase the value of contracts to Atos and Capita to £700m a year for their controversial assessments for disability benefits. This is way over the £512m budget. Celia Thomas, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for disability, said: “Before these companies are given […]

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