Steve Beasant

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

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Responding to the news that 72% of manufacturers have said Brexit was their biggest source of uncertainty, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said: “We have already heard today about how car sales have fallen by the biggest amount since the days of the financial crisis, and now we can see the damage Brexit is […]

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Fall in car sales shows extent of Brexit damage

by Steve Beasant on 7 January, 2019

Responding to the news that UK car sales have fallen by the biggest amount since the days of the financial crisis, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said: “Along with lacklustre business confidence, a slowing service sector and rising household debt, this major fall in car sales is yet further evidence of the deeply damaging […]

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All Gove is offering farmers is uncertainty

by Steve Beasant on 7 January, 2019

Responding to Michael Gove’s speech to the Oxford Farming Conference, Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael said:  “Mr Gove is still not listening to any experts while it is clear he has forgotten the assurances he and his cronies gave the farming community during the referendum. Farmers have certainly not forgotten. “To plan for their business […]

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Corbyn cosies up to the Conservatives on Brexit

by Steve Beasant on 7 January, 2019

Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake recently accused Jeremy Corbyn of cosying up to the Conservative Government after the Labour Leader said May should return to Brussels to find a deal Labour could support. Following the remarks Tom Brake said: “Whilst many Labour supporters join Liberal Democrats marching and campaigning for a people’s vote, Jeremy […]

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The Liberal Democrats have inflicted a second defeat on the Government over its Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill. Last night, the Lords passed an amendment – tabled by a cross-party group of peers including Liberal Democrat Andrew Stunell – that will force the Government to carry out an independent review of its Prevent strategy and publish a report within 18 months. Creating […]

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10 Things Delayed by Brexit

by Steve Beasant on 18 December, 2018

This botched Brexit has paralysed Parliament and important work is not being done. Here are ten things delayed because of this Brexit mess. The following article was written by Tom Brake and published on Dec 17 on the Lib Dem Website. 1. NHS 10 Year Plan Our NHS badly needs support and everyone knows it. […]

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Improving mental health in schools

by Steve Beasant on 18 December, 2018

We are facing a mental health crisis in our schools The following article was written by Layla Moran and published on Dec 15 on the Lib Dem Website. A toxic combination of exams, which needlessly heap pressure onto pupils from a young age; unhealthy competition between schools, leaving teachers dreading the next Ofsted inspection; and funding cuts […]

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Chaos and Crisis – Jo Swinson

by Steve Beasant on 18 December, 2018

Brexit is a national embarrassment – the last few weeks in particular have been an absolute shambles. Deputy Leader Jo Swinson reflects on everything that’s happened. The following article was written by Jo Swinson and published on Dec 14 on the Lib Dem Website. The Prime Minister pulled her Brexit vote, then her own MPs […]

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8 Brexit Bungles

by Steve Beasant on 18 December, 2018

A roundup of the mayhem, dithering and incompetence from the government and opposition over the past few weeks. 1. Theresa May rules out revoking Article 50 The European Court of Justice rules that No Brexit is an option but Theresa May blindly ploughs ahead with her broken deal. We were given the option to get out […]

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Renters’ Rights Victory!

by Steve Beasant on 18 December, 2018

For too long, tenants have been made to pay additional, unnecessary fees when renting a place to live. The following article was written by Olly Grender and published on Dec 13 on the Lib Dem Website. After years of putting pressure on the Government, on Tuesday they agreed major concessions on the Tenant Fees Bill. […]

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