Steve Beasant

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

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Commenting on news that the defence element of the National Security Capability Review will be separated out, Liberal Democrat Defence spokesperson Menzies Campbell said: “This separation was both necessary and inevitable. The pressure on the government from all sides and all parties on the need to protect and enhance the defence budget was overwhelming. “What it […]

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Commenting on Boris Johnson’s planned NHS intervention at today’s Cabinet meeting, Liberal Democrat Chief Whip Alistair Carmichael said:  “Serious Cabinet manoeuvres are not briefed to the Today Programme in advance. We can presume that this is another Boris stunt. If he really believes this then he should paint it on the side of a bus. […]

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#IAgreeWithVince, earlier today the Lib Dem Leader Vince Cable tweeted: To mark his first year in office, I would like to remind @realDonaldTrump that he will never be welcomed on a state visit to the UK by the @LibDems

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Government backs Lib Dem pension proposal

by Steve Beasant on 22 January, 2018

The government have today agreed to bring forward plans to review the current rules concerning the priority of pensioners following pressure from the Liberal Democrats. Responding to calls from the Lib Dem Spokesman for the Department for Work & Pensions, Stephen Lloyd MP, new DWP Secretary of State Esther McVey agreed that a review into […]

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Commenting on the lMF’s latest global forecast, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable, said: “It is clear that Britain is under-performing relative to much of Europe, the USA and the rest of the world. It is especially unfortunate that the UK is entering an extended period of economic stagnation just as the rest of […]

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Another huge Brexit bill

by Steve Beasant on 20 January, 2018

The costs of Brexit are mounting – fast. It’s yet another sign that Theresa May’s Conservatives are badly bungling Brexit. The following article was written by Edward Davey and published on Thursday, Jan 18 on the Lib Dem Website. If Brexit wasn’t happening, taxpayers wouldn’t be paying yet another huge bill. The French President is […]

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No excuse for ambulance waiting times

by Steve Beasant on 20 January, 2018

The government were well aware that the winter-crisis period was approaching – and there’s no excuse for their lack of preparation. The following article was written by Lib Dem Peer Judith Jolly and published on Thursday, Jan 18, on the Lib Dem Website. More than 100,000 patients this winter had to wait in the back […]

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Responding to reports in The Telegraph that David Lidington has said the UK could rejoin the EU in the future, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Tom Brake said: “Whilst I welcome David Lidington’s suggestion that the UK could rejoin a reformed EU, it would be more effective for the UK to be at the heart of that reform […]

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In an interview with Politics Home the Lib Dem peer Paddy Ashdown warned that in the face of a US presidency that fails to be “thoughtful, intelligent and well informed”, the UK must look to build new alliances. Paddy Ashdown went to says the UK finds itself having to “cope with an American president that may […]

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Responding to the news that more than 100,000 patients this winter had to wait in the back of an ambulance for at least 30 minutes due to overcrowding, Baroness Judith Jolly, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson said: “These latest figures provide yet more evidence that our NHS is at breaking-point. The government must act immediately to […]

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