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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Ross Shipman’s Letter to Lee Rowley

Ross Shipman’s Letter to Lee Rowley

Europe
Dear Lee, I am writing to you today to ask if you will rule out a damaging no-deal Brexit in December 2020 which would be disastrous for our local community. The Brexit plan that your Party has proposed would require the completion of a Free Trade Agreement before the end of 2020 unless the UK asks for an extension. It is clear from your manifesto that the Tories will not seek an extension of the transition period in December 2020, despite overwhelming evidence from trade experts showing that it will be nearly impossible to secure a deal in that time-frame. By signing up to such an arbitrary, unrealistic deadline, you are personally setting up the UK to crash out of the EU without a deal at the end of next…
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Brexit: The choice is no longer Hard or Soft – it’s Left or Right…

Brexit: The choice is no longer Hard or Soft – it’s Left or Right…

Europe
Tired of Brexit? Want to make it go away? The choice is simple... I think it's fair to say that most of the country has had enough of Brexit. The Conservatives, UKIP (they're still around!!!) and the Brexit Party want to pull us out of the European Union at the earliest possible opportunity. Of course, the reality is that we could leave tomorrow - but we'd still be negotiating trade agreements and unpicking legislation for years, if not decades, to come... Labour, it would appear, are back on the fence. They tell us that they want a People's Vote. They tell us that they would campaign to remain. But, yet again, they've done a complete about turn. Earlier today, Rebecca Long-Bailey, the Shadow Business Secretary, confirmed that Labour would be…
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Fifa and UEFA must take action against racist abuse of players

Fifa and UEFA must take action against racist abuse of players

Equality, Europe, News
Responding to reports of racist chants by fans at the Bulgaria vs England match, Liberal Democrat Shadow DCMS Secretary Layla Moran said: "It is appalling to see players subjected to this kind of abuse and discrimination. "There is a long way to go in some areas regarding equality and inclusivity, and it is entirely right that tonight our players and staff have stood up for the values we hold here in our society. "Both Fifa and UEFA need to take serious action against anyone found to be abusing players, and if necessary, punish countries by playing their matches behind closed doors or banning teams. This behaviour can not be tolerated." Cllr Ross Shipman, the Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesperson for North East Derbyshire added: "It's 2019. The world should have moved beyond…
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Conference 2019: Lib Dem conference backs policy to stop Brexit

Conference 2019: Lib Dem conference backs policy to stop Brexit

Europe
Today at Liberal Democrat party conference, members passed a Europe motion that commits the party to revoking Article 50 in the event of a Liberal Democrat majority government. Speaking after the motion, Liberal Democrat Leader Jo Swinson said: "The Liberal Democrats are crystal clear: if we win the next election, we will stop Brexit by revoking article 50 and remaining in the European Union. "People deserve better than Boris Johnson’s No Deal Brexit and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Brexit. At the next election, voters can instead choose the Liberal Democrats, and our clear and unequivocal policy to Stop Brexit. "Before an election is called, the Lib Dems will continue to work cross-party to prevent a dangerous No Deal Brexit, and support a People’s Vote, with the option to remain. We will do all…
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Lib Dems respond to Tories running scared of Brexit deal vote

Lib Dems respond to Tories running scared of Brexit deal vote

Europe
Responding to reports that the Government is due to postpone the House of Commons voting on their Brexit deal, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said: “Theresa May appears to have marched her depleted troops to the top of the hill only to lose her nerve. She is hopelessly weakened." "There is little point postponing the vote when nothing concerning the deal will change." "The Conservatives are wilfully prolonging Brexit uncertainty because they can’t get their deal through Parliament.“This deadlock must be broken by giving the people the final say.” Lib Dem Spokesperson for North Derbyshire Liberal Democrat’s, Ross Shipman said: "The Tories are in disarray, and Theresa May is running scared of what is going to be a massive defeat if the deal ever reaches parliament.” “Whether people voted remain…
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Cable: Low manufacturing growth speaks volumes about Brexit uncertainty

Cable: Low manufacturing growth speaks volumes about Brexit uncertainty

Business, Economics, Europe
Responding to the news that UK manufacturing growth has hit a two year low, Liberal Democrats Leader and former Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “The world economy is booming. It should be a good time for UK manufacturing, particularly with a weaker pound. The fact it isn’t speaks volumes about the uncertainty being created by the Conservatives Government’s incompetent handling of Brexit. “Both the hard Brexiters – represented by Boris Johnson – and the EU have rejected the Prime Minister’s discredited Chequers compromise. It is clear the only way out of this mess is for the people to have the final say on Brexit, and an opportunity to remain in the EU.”   https://ukinvestormagazine.co.uk/export-dip-means-uk-manufacturing-growth-hits-two-year-low/ You can join the Liberal Democrats to fight for a peoples vote by visiting www.libdems,org.uk/join
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GMB Union pile pressure on Labour over a Peoples Vote

GMB Union pile pressure on Labour over a Peoples Vote

Europe
Responding to the news that the trade union, GMB, has joined the campaign for a peoples vote on Brexit, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake MP said:  “GMB’s warning that a Tory hard Brexit would be a disaster for their members cannot be ignored. The pressure is now on the Labour leadership to respond. “Will Jeremy Corbyn accept the dangers posed by Brexit? Will he use the upcoming Labour conference to back a final say? If not, he will be betraying his party’s supporters for his own ideological ends. “No matter the Brexit, leaving the EU will be a disaster for the UK. It is time Labour found the political courage to join GMB, the Liberal Democrats and others in backing a peoples vote and an opportunity to Exit from Brexit.”…
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