On 12th December vote for a brighter future

On 12th December vote for a brighter future

Budget, Business, Democracy, Economics, Education, Energy, Environment, Equality, Europe, Representation
The Economy Both Brexit and the Labour Party's excessive spending plans threaten our country's future economic stability. That isn't just our opinion, the IFS is saying it too. A vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to protect British jobs and public services. The NHS Save the NHS by putting a penny in the pound on income tax to give the NHS and social care the cash they need. Make waiting times for mental health care match those for physical health care. Climate Change Ban fracking, and more than double green energy to 80% by 2030. Ensure that 26 million properties receive insulation retrofits by 2025, prioritising the fuel poor, saving the average household £550 per year on energy bills. Policing Increase community policing, investing an extra £300 million…
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Sajid Javid setting himself up as the riskiest Chancellor in history

Sajid Javid setting himself up as the riskiest Chancellor in history

Budget, Economics
Responding to the reports that the Treasury has confirmed the government’s fast-tracked Spending Round will take place on 4th September, Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor Ed Davey said: “This won’t be a spending review, it’ll be Johnson’s election rehearsal. This is nothing more than a transparent move to butter up the British public for a snap General Election before the Tories unleash the catastrophic consequences of a no-deal Brexit. “However, they cannot hide the damage Brexit has already done to our economy and we have not even left the EU. Brexit is damaging our businesses, costing us jobs and tanking our economy. Not to mention this can’t be a serious spending review - the new Government haven’t had time to review anything except their Brexit and election strategies. “This is just…
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Just like parts of Philip Hammonds budget, Lee Rowley MP’s statement is a bad joke says Lib Dems

Just like parts of Philip Hammonds budget, Lee Rowley MP’s statement is a bad joke says Lib Dems

Budget
Responding to Lee Rowley MP's comments on the Chancellor's 2018 Autumn Budget in which he described it as 'not bad'. Liberal Democrats Spokesperson for North Derbyshire, Ross Shipman: "Just like parts of Philip Hammond's budget, Lee Rowley's statement is full of bad jokes." "While we welcome the chancellor adopting Lib Dem policy to increase funding for mental health services, schools, increasing the personal tax allowance to £12,500 and business rate relief for small business and high street retailers - there is a lot to be said about the detail." "The slight increase in funds to schools for for 'one off' projects of capital investment won't even make a dent in the savage cuts overseen by the Conservatives - it will be seen as little more than a token gesture by…
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