Steve Beasant

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

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Responding to comments made in the House by Brexit Minister Steve Baker earlier today, where he appeared to confirm an allegation that civil servants have deliberately developed negative economic models in regards to Brexit, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Tom Brake said: “Ministers should never be in the business of fanning the flames of conspiracy theories, but this […]

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The ONS has released its latest figures from the Wealth and Assets Survey. Findings include: In July 2014 to June 2016, the wealth held by the top 10% of households was around five times greater than the wealth of the bottom half of all households combined. The wealthiest 10% own 44% of all wealth, those […]

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Commenting on reports that betting firms Ladbrokes, William Hill, and PT Entertainment have agreed to change online games promotions after pressure from the regulator, Don Foster, former Minister at DCLG with responsibility for gambling, has said: “The Ladbrokes Coral assertion that ‘things had unintentionally gone too far’ is hardly the fulsome apology that is needed. “It […]

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Labour refused to answer the question The following article was written by Tom Brake and published today on the Lib Dem Website. Speaking in the House of Commons debate on the release of the full copies of the leaked Brexit papers, I asked Labour’s Spokesperson Keir Starmer:  “If these reports confirm that the UK will be […]

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Our oceans are becoming a plastic soup

by Steve Beasant on 1 February, 2018

The average seafood consumer eats around 11,000 plastic particles a year. Plastic pollution in our oceans is having a devastating effect – and we need to act now to solve it. The following article was written by Alistair Carmichael and published yesterday on the Lib Dem Website. The world’s oceans are slowly turning into a […]

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Commenting on leaked government Brexit analysis which reveals that the cost to the British economy of cutting migration from the EU would be significantly greater than the benefits brought by a US trade deal, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said: “The view that restricting immigration is a positive thing, something this Conservative government have only encouraged, has […]

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Speaking in the House of Commons debate on the release of the full copies of the leaked Brexit papers, Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson, asked Labour’s Spokesperson Keir Starmer:  “If these reports confirm that the UK will be harmed, whatever deal the UK strikes with the EU, will Labour campaign to stay in the EU?” […]

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Tories are shamelessly behind times on votes at 16

by Steve Beasant on 31 January, 2018

Today’s PMQs showed that, once again, the Conservatives are hopelessly behind the times. It’s time for Votes at 16. The following article was written by Layla Moran and published today on the Lib Dem Website. Today at PMQs, MPs debated extending the right to vote to 16-year-olds – and the debate showed one thing clearly. Theresa […]

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After yet another court defeat for the Government on mass surveillance, it’s time for them to overhaul the system to put protecting our freedoms & civil liberties at its heart: The following article was written by Edward Davey and published yesterday on the Lib Dem Website. The UK’s surveillance regime has once again been declared […]

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New Office for National Statistics figures show record growth in services of 15.8% to more than £140bn in 2016. However, around half of this figure was with Europe – and Britain’s trade in services with the EU is under threat by the Conservatives’ pursuit of a hard Brexit. Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said: “There’s […]

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