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  • Article: Mar 27, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have highlighted six tests that the Labour party have already failed on Brexit, in response to Keir Starmer's speech today.

    These include failing to oppose the Government's hard Brexit plans, stand up for Britain's membership of the Single Market or give the British people the final say on the Brexit deal.

  • Article: Mar 22, 2017

    Commenting on today's attack in Westminster, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:

    "These were horrific and deeply tragic events and my thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of those who lost their lives today and the many more who are injured.

    "The bravery and professionalism of the police and emergency services has been truly humbling."

  • Article: Mar 21, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have today published a paper setting out the challenges facing the UK's creative industries.

    The Power of Creativity and Brexit paints a testing picture for the industry, with potentially huge impacts from changes to freedom of movement, loss of investment and funding and less access to markets after Brexit.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2017

    George Galloway's decision to stand in the Manchester Gorton by-election could boost the chances of a Liberal Democrat win.

    Mr Galloway once acted like a cat during a stint on reality show Big Brother but his politics are perhaps even more alarming.

    George Galloway cat

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said: "While George Galloway won't pick up enough votes to win, he clearly will take a number of votes from Labour. That increases our chances of winning as the only party that can beat Labour in Manchester Gorton.

  • Article: Mar 19, 2017

    Tim Farron's speech to the 2017 Liberal Democrat Spring Conference

    Whether you support Brexit or not, Britain needs a decent opposition

    A few weeks ago I was in Doncaster, filming for a Laura Kuenssberg documentary. They took me to a pub to meet a group of people who had voted Leave, and I got talking to one of the guys there - a Scottish businessman who'd lived in Yorkshire for many years, a bit older than me, pro-union, anti-Europe.

  • Article: Mar 19, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have demanded the government re-open the Dubs child refugee scheme, at the party's Conference in York.

    The party has slammed the Government reasons for closing the scheme as 'lies'.

    The Government has been condemned for closing down a scheme to accept lone refugee children marooned in Europe after allowing just 350 displaced youngsters, not thousands as expected.

  • Article: Mar 18, 2017

    Liberal Democrat members have today voted for proposals to maintain a credible minimum nuclear deterrent, keeping the Trident Successor Programme but ending continuous at-sea deterrence

    The proposals would mean the UK's submarines would patrol at irregular intervals, meaning the UK's adversaries would not know when our submarines were at sea so the deterrent is maintained.

  • Article: Mar 18, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have called for an "NHS Passport" to secure the rights of the 59,000 EU citizens working in the NHS, as figures have revealed a sharp rise in nurses from the EU quitting the health service.

    Over 2,700 EU nurses left the NHS in 2016, a 68% increase compared to two years ago. Separate figures from the Royal College of Nursing have shown the number of EU nationals registering as nurses in England has dropped by 92%, while there are 24,000 nurse jobs unfilled in the NHS.

  • Article: Mar 18, 2017

    Today, at their conference in York, Liberal Democrats have slammed the government over the Great Repeal Bill. Foreign Affairs spokesperson Tom Brake has said the government are 'playing with fire' and the party 'is up for the next Brexit Battle'.

    The motion passed this lunchtime agreed to strictly limit the scope for the Government to give itself powers to change legislation through 'Henry VIII' powers, and secure the maximum Parliamentary oversight of powers given to ministers.