Steve Beasant

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Lifelong learning for all

by Steve Beasant on 22 March, 2019

In 1919, the Lloyd George government’s Ministry of Reconstruction published the Report on Adult Education. The report set out the fundamental importance of educational opportunities throughout life: “Adult education is a permanent national necessity, an inseparable aspect of citizenship, and therefore should be both universal and lifelong.” Today, access to learning throughout life is no […]

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Vince Cable’s on the future of Liberalism

by Steve Beasant on 17 March, 2019

Read Vince Cable’s booklet on the future of Liberalism. Liberal politics for the age of identity In a wide-ranging set of essays on Britain’s future, Vince Cable casts his party not at the centre of the tranditional left-right axis, but as the leading proponent of a values-based politics, which is open, inclusive and outward-looking, not […]

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Vince Cable’s speech to Spring Conference in full

by Steve Beasant on 17 March, 2019

Read Vince Cable’s speech to Liberal Democrat Spring Conference, 2019 in York: THE ROMANS It is a sobering thought that just under 2,000 years ago there were people gathered on this spot no doubt complaining about a treaty from Rome. …with tiresome regulations about daily baths and straight roads; muttering under their breath that these […]

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Ensuring there is access to justice for all

by Steve Beasant on 17 March, 2019

Lawyers are expensive, and our justice system is failing those who can’t afford them. The following article was written by Wera Hobhouse and published today on the Lib Dem Website. Our justice system is failing the vulnerable, and we should all be embarrassed about it. Legal aid spending in England and Wales has been cut […]

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Saving our town centres

by Steve Beasant on 17 March, 2019

Online shopping, Brexit and a slowing economy have left our town centres run down The following article by Tim Farron and published today on the Lib Dem Website. Across Britain, you can’t have failed to notice that our high streets and town centres are run down. Local businesses are closing, leaving our high streets empty […]

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Liberal Democrats say NO to unpaid internships

by Steve Beasant on 17 March, 2019

There is little that is worse for social mobility than unpaid internships The following article was written by Tara Copeland and published today on the Lib Dem Website. The Sutton Trust estimates 40% of young interns are working for free. Many of them are probably entitled to the National Minimum Wage. But a loophole in the law lets […]

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Cleaning up the air we breathe

by Steve Beasant on 17 March, 2019

It’s time to step up, show leadership and take action on road pollution The following article was written by Layla Moran and published yesterday on the Lib Dem Website. We can’t afford to ignore the health problems caused by roadside air pollution. 42% of primary school children attend schools in areas which breach the legal limit […]

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The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Conservative Government to take full responsibility for the knife crime epidemic that is plaguing the UK and urging them to take the initiative and boost funding for police and youth services. Both Ed Davey, the Lib Dem Home Affairs spokesperson and Tom Brake MP have challenged the Tories […]

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Revoke Article 50 if a deal isn’t agreed

by Steve Beasant on 16 March, 2019

The Liberal Democrats have today called for the Government to revoke Article 50 if no Brexit deal can be agreed a week before departure date. The proposal, debated and passed by delegates at the Liberal Democrat Spring Conference in York today, comes after a week of key Brexit votes in the House of Commons in which […]

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The Liberal Democrat conference in York will today [16/03/19] debate solutions to tackle growing transport emissions after revealing over 100 councils have no plans to increase the number of electric vehicle charging points. Liberal Democrat Climate Change Spokesperson Wera Hobhouse warned local councils have been “hamstrung by Conservative Government cuts” and said it was time Ministers took […]

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