Steve Beasant

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

Commenting on a Public Accounts Committee report into Academy schools, PAC member and Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Layla Moran said: “The Conservatives’ ideological obsession with academies has cost the taxpayer dear. “Despite there being no evidence that converting a school to an academy improves attainment, the Government are shamefully ploughing on regardless and are willing to ask […]

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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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Celebrating Pride

by Steve Beasant on 28 June, 2018

Pride is celebration – proud celebration of identity and freedom. And for Liberal Democrats it’s a moment for everybody to celebrate progress and the influence and impact of the entire LGBT+ community on our world. The following article was written by Edward Davey and published today on the Lib Dem Website. One of my own […]

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Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Christine Jardine MP has called for a full public inquiry into what British Intelligence agencies knew about US kidnap and torture of suspected terrorists after 9/11. It follows two reports by the parliamentary intelligence and security committee into the scale of UK involvement. Ms Jardine said: “These practices are completely […]

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Lib Dems: UK in the slow lane of climate action

by Steve Beasant on 28 June, 2018

Responding to the Climate Change Committees’ progress report published this morning, former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey said: “The Tories must listen to this hard-hitting report- it should be a wake up call. “Ten years on from the world leading Climate Change Act that had all party support, […]

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