Steve Beasant

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

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Government defeated on death penalty assurances

by Steve Beasant on 23 October, 2018

If the UK is seen no longer fully to oppose the death penalty, it weakens our ability to persuade others to abolish it. The following article was written by the Lib Dem Peer Baroness Hamwee and published today on the Lib Dem Website.  Last night the Conservative Government was defeated in the House of Lords, […]

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Responding to Saudi Arabia’s claim that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a fight in its consulate in Istanbul, Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable said:  “This situation gets murkier and murkier – Saudi Arabia seems to have forgotten about a death in its own consulate. “The UK’s heavy reliance on Saudi Arabia for arms sales is […]

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Alistair Carmichael, MP for the Orkney and Shetland, last week challenged the Prime Minister to defend human rights in occupied Palestinian territories. The West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar, is facing demolition, an action which the United Nations characterised as a breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and a war crime. Preparations for demolition started […]

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Labour’s Brexit Fudge

by Steve Beasant on 21 October, 2018

Labour have launched a new Brexit Fudge – to mark Jeremy Corbyn’s wishy-washy policy on Brexit 🍬🍬🍬 The following article was written by Tom Brake and published yesterday on the Lib Dem Website. On Saturday, during the People’s Vote march in London, activists will be given a piece of Labour’s Brexit fudge – reminding them […]

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Transparency will improve workers’ lives The following article was written by Vince Cable and published last week on the Lib Dem Website. Businesses with 500+ staff should be forced to reveal how they help employees with mental health issues if they fail to disclose the information voluntarily. The Companies Act should be amended so employers […]

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“Fishing not a priority for May”

by Steve Beasant on 21 October, 2018

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, responded to the Government’s announcement that they may extend the transitional period, by asking the Environment Secretary about the impact it would have on fishermen in the UK. The UK Government have previously committed to leaving the Common Fisheries Policy as we leave the EU, but a deal […]

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Everyone Should Have The Right To A Fair Education

by Steve Beasant on 21 October, 2018

Cruel Cuts Affecting Learners The education system in our country is being sacrificed in the name of austerity… Spending per student in further education has fallen by eight per cent in real-terms since 2009. The adult learning budget has slashed by 45 per cent. Over a million adult learners have been lost. Further education colleges […]

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Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, last week warned the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions that the Government’s underfunding of Universal Credit could undermine the whole purpose of the benefits reforms. In July 2015, then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, cut Universal Credit funding, resulting in the Government removing working tax […]

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The government have lost control of drug-related crime in this country… However, the legalisation of recreational marijuana use will take money out of the hands of criminal gangs, and put it into the pot to fund vital public services. Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat MP and former health minister, said: “An independent expert panel, which I […]

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Former Liberal Democrat Leader, Tim Farron used a debate in Parliament this afternoon to slam a ‘hidden clause’ in Universal Credit to which could see local small business owners lose thousands of pounds. The Minimum Income Floor requires the self-employed to prove they earn at least the National Living Wage consistently in order to receive […]

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