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Former health minister Norman Lamb has responded angrily to news that the NHS could soon suffer a strike from nurses. Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat health spokesperson, said: “I understand entirely the frustration of nurses, many of whom face significant real terms cuts to their salaries, particularly with inflation rising so sharply. “The government is relying […]

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The Liberal Democrats have accused the government of “hypocrisy” after it was revealed that parliament employs almost 200 EU nationals – who might now have to return to their country of origin after Theresa May refused to guarantee their right to remain. The figures, obtained through Freedom of Information requests by Liberal Democrat London Assembly member Caroline […]

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The Liberal Democrats have criticised the Department for Work and Pensions after ministers found themselves having to increase the value of contracts to Atos and Capita to £700m a year for their controversial assessments for disability benefits. This is way over the £512m budget. Celia Thomas, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for disability, said: “Before these companies are given […]

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Lib Dem MP for Leeds North West Greg Mulholland has joined Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary Norman Lamb MP in responding to figures released by Mind that show 11,000 people across the country did not get follow-up within a week of leaving a mental health hospital in 2015-16. The mental health charity has also called […]

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Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron has warned that the government’s fixation with grammar schools overlooks the real issue of the massive cuts which threaten local schools. In a speech today, the Education Secretary said all grammar schools should change their admissions code to give priority to disadvantaged children and help “ordinary working families”. However, Tim has […]

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5 concerns businesses have about Brexit negotiations

by Steve Beasant on 13 April, 2017

Read Lord Fosters article about the 5 concerns businesses have about Brexit negotiations Liberal Democrats: Listening to Business Liberal Democrats are increasing seen as the only political party for business. But, to enable us to maximise our support for business, it is vital that we listen to, and work with, businesses and business organisations from […]

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British public want more foreign students

by Steve Beasant on 13 April, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have seized on fresh research showing that three quarters of the British public say they welcome foreign students The Liberal Democrats have seized on fresh research showing that three quarters of the British public say they welcome foreign students after learning how much they contribute to the UK economy. Theresa May has […]

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The following article was written by the Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron and published yesterday on the Guardian Website. In the lead-up to Brexit, we should be strengthening ties with key allies. The foreign secretary has shown himself incapable and must be sidelined. Theresa May has assured the nation that she has every […]

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Vince Cable: Labour is failing young people in Manchester on Brexit Vince Cable has warned that young people in Manchester are being robbed of opportunities by the Government’s push for a hard Brexit and that Labour is failing to stand up for them. The former Business Secretary today attended a drop-in session for young people to […]

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Commenting on the news the Royal Marines are going to be cut by 200 posts, ex-Royal Marine and former Liberal Democrat Leader Paddy Ashdown commented: “In an unpredictable age, we need forces that are fast, flexible and mobile. That’s what the Royal Marines do at a world-class level. “To cut their numbers to fill a […]

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