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No confidence in Government or Corbyn

by Steve Beasant on 10 January, 2019

Responding to Jeremy Corbyn’s speech, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said:  “Liberal Democrats have no confidence in this Conservative Government. But neither do we have any confidence in Mr Corbyn. “In the public interest he needs to get 100 per cent behind a People’s Vote, including the option to remain in the EU.”

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Responding to reports Downing Street believes that if May’s deal is voted down, as expected, the Plan B debate outlined under the Grieve amendment will only be 90 minutes long with one amendment, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said:  “This is yet another shameful attempt from Theresa May and her cronies to shut down […]

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Vince Cable: Moment of reckoning for our economy

by Steve Beasant on 10 January, 2019

Responding to reports of job losses at Jaguar Land Rover and the sharp fall in sales during the Christmas trading period, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said: “With the high street reporting its worst December in a decade and retailers from John Lewis and Marks & Spencer to Debenhams and Sainsbury’s all feeling […]

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Lib Dems in bid to change asylum seeker employment rules

by Steve Beasant on 10 January, 2019

Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine will today introduced a Bill in Parliament which would give asylum seekers the right to work after three months of arriving in the UK.  Currently, asylum seekers in the UK can only apply to work if they have been waiting for than 12 months for their claim to be processed. […]

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Responding to Jeremy Corbyn’s speech this evening, in which he is set to call for a general election to break the Brexit deadlock, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said: “If Corbyn really wants to know what the public thinks of Theresa May’s Brexit deal, he should support a people’s vote. “It is shameful that […]

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Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords Dick Newby yesterday used the House of Lord’s debate on the Withdrawal Agreement to warn people do not trust their politicians to take the final decision on Brexit. Lord Newby is expected to say:  “Given that the Commons will never vote for a no-deal outcome, the spending […]

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PM shamefully sides with Putin, not people

by Steve Beasant on 10 January, 2019

Yesterday, during PMQs, Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran warned the country “deserves better” than a Prime Minister siding with Vladimir Putin by denying the country a People’s Vote. Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions, Layla Moran said: “Brexit is clearly in Russia’s geopolitical interest and it was chilling to hear Vladimir Putin parroting the exact words […]

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Responding to the Conservative Government defeat on the business motion in the House of Commons, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said: “Parliament has rejected the Prime Minister’s vain attempt to once again kick the Brexit can down the road and run down the clock. “It is right Parliament has ‘taken back control’ from a wayward Prime […]

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This is not who Britain is

by Steve Beasant on 7 January, 2019

Layla Moran on the heartless immigration policies of this Tory government The past few years have seen the worst refugee crisis since the Second World war, as conflict in places like Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Eritrea have forced many thousands of refugees to flee for their lives. Just 239 of these refugees have attempted to cross […]

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Responding to the Government’s admission that at least forty percent of statutory instruments needed by the 29th March are still yet to be laid in the House of Lords, Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords, Dick Newby said: “It is nothing short of a dereliction of duty by this Conservative Government […]

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