Steve Beasant

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

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Grayling passes the buck

by Steve Beasant on 12 July, 2018

Commenting on Transport Secretary Chris Grayling’s response to a letter demanding an explanation for the travel chaos of the last month, Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake said: “Yet again Grayling is passing the buck and denying any responsibility for the timetable chaos that GTR passengers have suffered. “In his letter, he has gone one step […]

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Commenting on the Conservatives’ White Paper and the appointment of the new Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said: “The new Secretary of State has had his first taste of the Brexit shambles that his party have inflicted on this country. “Today in the House he failed to outline the cost to British […]

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Commenting after attending Donald Trump’s NATO press conference Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Defence Menzies Campbell said: “Today NATO was treated to a stream of unconsciousness from the US President. Throughout the summit Trump’s behaviour has been disruptive and divisive. His determination to describe the summit as a success beggars belief. “No US president in living […]

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Trump is fast becoming Britain’s enemy

by Steve Beasant on 12 July, 2018

Commenting on Donald Trump’s visit to the UK, Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable said:  “Trump is fast becoming Britain’s enemy. He is trying to destroy the rules-based system of trade and cooperation on which we depend. “Trump befriends autocrats and despises democrats. He does not rate NATO; he even regards the Canadians as a threat to […]

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Lib Dems: Clarke’s prisons report shames Government

by Steve Beasant on 12 July, 2018

Responding to a report from the Chief Prisons Inspector Peter Clarke on prison conditions, Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey said:  “The prison conditions described in this report should shame the Government. “Prisons should be centres of rehabilitation, yet these inhumane conditions show prisons are purely punitive. “The Conservatives cannot continue to treat prisoners as though they are subhuman.” Notes: […]

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Lib Dems: BBC obliged to tackle gender pay gap

by Steve Beasant on 12 July, 2018

Responding to the news that 12 of the BBC’s top paid stars are male, Liberal Democrat Culture Spokesperson Baroness Jane Bonham-Carter said: “Unfortunately, this is not surprising. A year ago news broke of the horrendous gender pay imbalance within the BBC, and the public, as well as BBC employees, were rightly outraged. It appears that little has […]

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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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