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Lib Dems: If the PM thinks NI deal is so good – why doesnt the rest of the UK have it?

Responding to comments made by Boris Johnson that Northern Ireland has got a great deal by keeping access to the Single Market and free movement, Liberal Democrat Shadow Brexit Secretary Tom Brake said: “The Single Market and freedom of movement are a great deal  – even Boris Johnson recognises this - so why isn’t he keeping … Continue reading Lib Dems: If the PM thinks NI deal is so good – why doesnt the rest of the UK have it?

Tories and Labour writing promises on cheques that will bounce

Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor Ed Davey has warned the Tories and Labour are “writing promises on cheques that will bounce” following speeches by Sajid Javid and John McDonnell today. He said: “Any form of Brexit, whether red or blue, will make Britain’s economy weaker and people poorer. It means much less tax revenue for the Treasury. “Neither … Continue reading Tories and Labour writing promises on cheques that will bounce

ENVIRONMENT: Lib Dems set out bold green plan to build a brighter future

As one of the party’s key priorities in their ‘Plan for a Brighter Future’, the Liberal Democrats have committed to raising the energy efficiency standards for new homes alongside investing £15 billion over the next Parliament to retrofit 26 million homes. This would save the average household £550 a year on energy bills. The party … Continue reading ENVIRONMENT: Lib Dems set out bold green plan to build a brighter future

Lib Dems will invest £11bn into mental health to provide parity of urgency with physical health

The NHS is the envy of the world, but our mental health service is not. Waiting times are being missed, people are not being referred for the treatment they need, and often action is taken only when at ‘crisis’ point, or too late. Approximately one in four people in the UK will experience a mental … Continue reading Lib Dems will invest £11bn into mental health to provide parity of urgency with physical health

Lib Dems announce £50 Billion ‘Remain Bonus’ for public services

Ahead of the party’s General Election launch, the Liberal Democrats have declared a Liberal Democrat government will Stop Brexit and use the £50 Billion Remain Bonus to invest in public services and tackle inequality.  Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson said: “The Liberal Democrats are the only party standing up to stop Brexit and build a brighter … Continue reading Lib Dems announce £50 Billion ‘Remain Bonus’ for public services

Blocking intelligence report undermines the democratic process

Commenting on reports that Number Ten is blocking the publication of the Intelligence and Security Committee's report until after the General Election, Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary Chuka Umunna said: “It is unacceptable that Boris Johnson is blocking the publication of this report until after the election. It undermines our democratic process. “The report may contain crucial information that the … Continue reading Blocking intelligence report undermines the democratic process