Steve Beasant

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

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Lib Dems fight expansion of Snoopers Charter

by Steve Beasant on 2 November, 2018

We oppose these new government regulations that are yet another erosion of people’s civil liberties. The following article was written by Lord Paddick and published on the Lib Dem Website. New regulations proposed by the Government would be yet another erosion of people’s civil liberties. The House of Lords cannot stop or amend the regulations, but […]

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The Tories are trying to claim the calamitous Chequers Deal or catastrophic No Deal are the only two options available. This is not true. The following article was written by Tom Brake and published yesterday on the Lib Dem Website. Sir David Natzler, clerk of the House of Commons, has made comments that a Commons […]

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The dodgy Brexit demagogues should start getting worried

by Steve Beasant on 2 November, 2018

The Liberal Democrats stand up to power and privilege. Stand with us today to demand better than Brexit. The dodgy Brexit demagogues should start getting worried about transparency and criminal investigations shining a light on their actions. Aaron Banks is facing a criminal investigation over loans to leave campaigns. Meanwhile the Liberal Democrats are piling on […]

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Ed Davey: Government must take action on organised crime

by Steve Beasant on 2 November, 2018

Responding to reports from the National Crime Agency that show the extent of organised crime in the UK, Liberal Democrats Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey said: “The true cost of organised crime extends well beyond the financial impact. It includes the children exploited by gangs, the vulnerable people held in modern slavery and the lives […]

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Responding to the Chancellor yesterday Liberal Democrat MP Edward Davey said:  “Given the sharp rise of serious violence on our streets and the worsening crisis in our prisons, it’s almost unbelievable that the Chancellor’s Budget contained not a single penny to tackle these problems. “Merely promising to ‘review police spending power’ isn’t nearly good enough. “Liberal […]

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‘Hot air’ Tories abandon commitment to latte levy

by Steve Beasant on 30 October, 2018

Responding to the Chancellor’s announcement that the Government will dump their commitment to a latte levy, Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael said:  “It is bitterly disappointing that the Chancellor has abandoned the Government’s commitment to introduce a levy on plastic cups. “It proves the Tories are full of hot air and no credible action. It […]

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Responding to the Chancellor’s Universal Credit plans from the Budget, Liberal Democrat DWP spokesperson Stephen Lloyd said: “After stubbornly resisting for far too long, the Government has finally responded to pressure from the Liberal Democrats and put back some of the money into the Universal Credit Work Allowance, which they stupidly cut the moment we were no […]

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Gamblers face another year of being held captive to FOBTs

by Steve Beasant on 30 October, 2018

Responding to the Chancellor’s announcement today that the £2 maximum stake for Fixed-Odds-Betting-Terminals will not be implemented until October 2019, former Liberal Democrat Communities Minister Lord Foster said: “We know with absolute certainty that this delay will see yet more lives ruined by these highly addictive machines. “Communities up and down the country see the […]

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Budget clouded by Brexit disarray and uncertainty

by Steve Beasant on 30 October, 2018

Responding to the Budget yesterday afternoon, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said:  “May and Hammond can’t agree what a no-deal Brexit will mean for the Budget. Hammond thinks it will require a whole new, emergency budget while May has attempted to save face and insist the Budget will stand regardless. What a mess. “This […]

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Fiscal Phil’s sticking plaster Budget

by Steve Beasant on 30 October, 2018

“A standstill non-event” Responding to the Chancellor’s Budget, Liberal Democrat Leader and former Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “This was all very modest stuff, with more in it for potholes than schools and the police. A standstill non-event. “With growth remaining stubbornly low and Brexit weighing down our economy, it is clear the big problems are still […]

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