Steve Beasant

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

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Labour refused to answer the question The following article was written by Tom Brake and published today on the Lib Dem Website. Speaking in the House of Commons debate on the release of the full copies of the leaked Brexit papers, I asked Labour’s Spokesperson Keir Starmer:  “If these reports confirm that the UK will be […]

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Our oceans are becoming a plastic soup

by Steve Beasant on 1 February, 2018

The average seafood consumer eats around 11,000 plastic particles a year. Plastic pollution in our oceans is having a devastating effect – and we need to act now to solve it. The following article was written by Alistair Carmichael and published yesterday on the Lib Dem Website. The world’s oceans are slowly turning into a […]

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Commenting on leaked government Brexit analysis which reveals that the cost to the British economy of cutting migration from the EU would be significantly greater than the benefits brought by a US trade deal, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said: “The view that restricting immigration is a positive thing, something this Conservative government have only encouraged, has […]

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Speaking in the House of Commons debate on the release of the full copies of the leaked Brexit papers, Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson, asked Labour’s Spokesperson Keir Starmer:  “If these reports confirm that the UK will be harmed, whatever deal the UK strikes with the EU, will Labour campaign to stay in the EU?” […]

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Tories are shamelessly behind times on votes at 16

by Steve Beasant on 31 January, 2018

Today’s PMQs showed that, once again, the Conservatives are hopelessly behind the times. It’s time for Votes at 16. The following article was written by Layla Moran and published today on the Lib Dem Website. Today at PMQs, MPs debated extending the right to vote to 16-year-olds – and the debate showed one thing clearly. Theresa […]

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After yet another court defeat for the Government on mass surveillance, it’s time for them to overhaul the system to put protecting our freedoms & civil liberties at its heart: The following article was written by Edward Davey and published yesterday on the Lib Dem Website. The UK’s surveillance regime has once again been declared […]

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New Office for National Statistics figures show record growth in services of 15.8% to more than £140bn in 2016. However, around half of this figure was with Europe – and Britain’s trade in services with the EU is under threat by the Conservatives’ pursuit of a hard Brexit. Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said: “There’s […]

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Commenting on news that car manufacturing in the UK fell last year for the first time since 2009, Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson, said: “The drop in car production is a sign of the damage being left in the wake of the Tories’ chaotic Brexit. “This worrying fall is not Project Fear, this is […]

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Outsourcing giant Capita has issued a profit warning and review of the business this morning. Responding, Liberal Democrat leader and former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills Vince Cable said: “Coming only a couple of weeks after Carillion’s collapse, this profit warning highlights concerns over handing outsourcing contracts to just a few big […]

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Ed Davey responds to court ruling on mass surveillance

by Steve Beasant on 30 January, 2018

Commenting on a court ruling today which has found the government’s mass digital surveillance regime unlawful, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson Ed Davey said: “The UK’s surveillance regime has once again been declared unlawful. The Government cannot simply tinker around the edges and hope for a different result. What we need is a full overhaul over the […]

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