Steve Beasant

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

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Commenting on news that car manufacturing in the UK fell last year for the first time since 2009, Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson, said: “The drop in car production is a sign of the damage being left in the wake of the Tories’ chaotic Brexit. “This worrying fall is not Project Fear, this is […]

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Outsourcing giant Capita has issued a profit warning and review of the business this morning. Responding, Liberal Democrat leader and former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills Vince Cable said: “Coming only a couple of weeks after Carillion’s collapse, this profit warning highlights concerns over handing outsourcing contracts to just a few big […]

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Ed Davey responds to court ruling on mass surveillance

by Steve Beasant on 30 January, 2018

Commenting on a court ruling today which has found the government’s mass digital surveillance regime unlawful, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson Ed Davey said: “The UK’s surveillance regime has once again been declared unlawful. The Government cannot simply tinker around the edges and hope for a different result. What we need is a full overhaul over the […]

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Lord Newby, Leader of the Liberal Demcorats in the Lords will use his opening remarks in the debate on the EU Withdrawal Bill to attack the government’s “arrogance and incompetence” and highlight the complete lack of progress on Brexit despite the government’s own deadlines fast approaching.  He will say that “This Withdrawal Bill exhibits the arrogance and […]

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Commenting on the leaked government Brexit analysis which reveals that Britain will be worse off in every Brexit scenario, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said: “Theresa May has been trying to hide the truth from the public for months but now her mask is slipping. “The cold hard reality is that these reports reveal […]

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Jo Swinson calls for misogyny to be made hate crime

by Steve Beasant on 29 January, 2018

Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Jo Swinson MP, told the Victoria Derbyshire Programme that she supports making misogyny a hate crime. Speaking on the programme, Jo Swinson said: “Most women have experienced some kind of harassment in their daily life at some point. This is not acceptable, this is not okay. “This isn’t about making a […]

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In a GMS interview this morning, SNP Brexit minister Mike Russell appeared to go cold on the Liberal Democrat proposal to have a public vote on the terms of any Brexit deal. Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said: “It is disappointing to hear Mike Russell shift against giving the public a chance to reject a bad […]

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The government must urgently spell out its aims from the second phase of EU negotiations and on transitional arrangements or their infighting risks wrecking Britain’s financial services industry. The following article was written by the Lib Dem Leader Vince Cable and published today on the Lib Dem Website. The government must urgently spell out its […]

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Public support is growing for a referendum on the Brexit deal – and it’s time that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party got off the fence and backed it: The following article was written by the Lib Dem Leader Vince Cable and published today on the Lib Dem Website. An ICM poll for The Guardian has shown […]

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Responding to reports that a UK visit from Trump will happen later this year as details are being ‘finalised’, Jo Swinson, Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, said: “Trump is a dangerous, misogynistic racist and is deserving of the protests he will undoubtedly face. “If and when he comes to the UK the Liberal […]

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