Steve Beasant

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

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Secret Brexit studies must be released – Lib Dems

by Steve Beasant on 13 October, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have called on David Davis to publish the 50 studies commissioned on the impact of Brexit that have been kept from the public. Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson, has tabled a number of FOI requests calling on the Department for Exiting the European Union to publish the studies. He has also called for a […]

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Responding to the Government’s ‘Clean Growth Strategy’, Lib Dem leader Vince Cable said:  “This strategy is a year late and is a damp squib. It is an inadequate response to tackling climate change, one of the greatest threats to our economy and our planet. We need a far more radical plan. Britain is on course to […]

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Commenting on news that International Trade Secretary Liam Fox’s new Board of Trade has only one member, Liam Fox, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said:  “Talk about a job creation scheme. “The Secretary of State, no doubt embarrassed by his lack of a real role in Government beyond accumulating millions of air miles, has […]

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Responding to Michel Barnier’s comments that Brexit talks are deadlocked, Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats said:  “While many observers were sceptical about the government’s ability to successfully negotiate a Brexit deal in just two years, it is still something of a surprise how rapidly the talks have stalled. “The Prime Minister’s willingness to […]

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Responding to Jeremy Corbyn’s comments that there won’t be a referendum on the final Brexit deal, Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson, said: “Labour are all too happy to walk hand in hand with the Conservatives over Brexit. As Theresa May stumbles towards a disastrous Brexit, with no safety nets in place, it is shameful […]

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Commenting on official apprenticeship levy figures that show a 61% fall in starts, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Vince Cable, said: “As Secretary of State I presided over a huge increase in the quantity and quality of Apprenticeships. It was a system that gave millions a […]

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Farm profits may halve after Brexit – Tim Farron

by Steve Beasant on 11 October, 2017

Farm profits could fall by as much as half after Brexit, new research suggests. The report, by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), says the “worst-case scenario” would cut average farm profits from £38,000 a year to just £15,000. Former Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron commented: “This shows what a disastrous situation ‘no deal’ would […]

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Commenting on the postponing of a Trump state visit, Jo Swinson, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, said: “It is entirely right that when Donald Trump visits he will not be given red carpet treatment. “Trump should be under no impression that the United Kingdom endorses his abhorrent views. “If Trump makes a normal visit in the […]

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The Liberal Democrats have urged the government to introduce a charge on disposable coffee cups, after it emerged that just 1% of disposable cups used each year in the UK are recycled. The Environmental Audit Committee yesterday heard that 2.5 billion disposable cups are thrown away annually in the UK, equivalent to almost 7 million […]

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Lib Dems: May must now act on race audit findings

by Steve Beasant on 10 October, 2017

Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has welcomed the publication of the government’s race audit but has called on the Prime Minister to act on the findings. The audit reveals that: Ethnic minorities are twice as likely to be unemployed as white people People from ethnic minority backgrounds are three times more likely to be stopped and […]

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