Steve Beasant

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

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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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Lib Dems: Protect NATO’s core principles

by Steve Beasant on 12 July, 2018

Responding to yesterday’s NATO summit in Brussels, Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable said: “Many of the security challenges that the UK faces today are ones we share with our NATO allies. These contemporary challenges often do not respect national borders and require multilateral defence cooperation. “NATO has been key to preserving peace in Western Europe […]

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BoJo says “no no” so he’s a go go

by Steve Beasant on 9 July, 2018

Commenting on the resignation of the foreign secretary, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable said: “He might have taken time to pluck up the courage to join his hard Brexiter colleagues, but Boris Johnson’s resignation completely destroys the Conservative position. “Johnson had already described the proposals as ‘a turd’, and now they will surely […]

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David Davis and Brexit Chaos

by Steve Beasant on 9 July, 2018

I’m running out of words to describe what a mess this Government is in. Chaos, disarray, shambles, omnishambles. The following article was written by Tom Brake and published today on the Lib Dem Website. Bluntly, David Davis’ resignation today makes it clear: this government is up shit creek without a paddle. It is obvious to […]

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Responding to the unrest within the Cabinet following Friday’s meeting at Chequers, that has seen Brexit Secretary David Davis resign overnight, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said: “Theresa May’s proposals can hardly be described as a ‘soft Brexit’, given the damage due to be caused to the economy by taking the UK out […]

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Lib Dems: McVey has contempt for inconvenient facts

by Steve Beasant on 4 July, 2018

Responding to reports that Esther McVey has made misleading statements to Parliament on Universal Credit, Liberal Democrat Work and Pensions Spokesperson Stephen Lloyd said: “The Secretary of State’s shocking disregard for the findings of the Government’s official auditor is yet another example of the Conservatives’ growing detachment from reality. “Instead of crudely ignoring a report that […]

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Lib Dems force action on empty houses

by Steve Beasant on 4 July, 2018

The Liberal Democrats have today claimed victory as the Conservative government bowed to pressure to take decisive action on empty houses, by giving new tax powers for councils. The government has accepted the principle of an amendment from Lib Dem Peers (Baroness Pinnock and Lord Shipley) to set in place an escalator of council tax […]

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