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Lib Dem Conference MARCH 19, 2017 – 12:45 PM Where will liberal pro-Europeans, a group that includes people, even MPs, from across Labour, Conservative, Green, Lib Dem and no party, end up at the next general election? Will they be split ineffectually across many parties, will they coalesce around a new party or will the […]

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Labour fail to back Single Market in House of Lords vote

by derekdeedman on 28 February, 2017

Joe Otten | Tue 28th February 2017 – 11:24 am A cross party amendment to keep Britain in the Single Market was lost yesterday by 299 votes to 136 after Labour Lords who voted were mostly against, and Conservatives turned out in greater numbers. Liberal Democrat leader in the Lords Dick Newby commented. By far the […]

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15th February 2017 The House of Lords may be in no mood to threaten the bill as a whole; but the chance of amendment is strong, says Liberal Democrat peer, Lord Teverson. The upper house has been threatened will dissolution if it doesn’t deliver the Prime Minister’s preferred version of Brexit says Lord Teverson Credit: […]

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By Lord William Wallace | Mon 13th February 2017 – 11:55 am Active Liberal Democrats should read the Daily Mail.  You need to know where issues that dominate the news have come from. Even more under this Conservative government than under Tony Blair, the Mail sets much of our political tone and agenda; it’s the newspaper from which […]

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 “Last night Labour MPs backed the Conservatives in voting to trigger Article 50, the start of the formal process of Britain leaving the European Union. They did so even though Theresa May has chosen to pursue a hard Brexit, which will mean ripping Britain out of the single market – something that no one voted […]

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Tim Farron Lib Dem leader and MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale CHRISTOPHER FURLONG VIA GETTY IMAGES This country’s housing market has long been broken, but it’s now spiralling out of control. Average house prices are almost seven times people’s incomes, and in places like London up to 12 times higher. Over 1.6million people are on […]

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Nick Clegg’s brilliant speech on Article 50 Bill

by derekdeedman on 1 February, 2017

By Caron Lindsay | Wed 1st February 2017 – 10:22 am on Liberal Democrat Voice I am so proud of Nick Clegg who made one of the speeches of his life, and one of the best I have ever heard in Parliament, in the Article 50 Bill yesterday. You would hope that such a momentous decision would […]

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LIb Dems standing up for the rights of EU citizens

by derekdeedman on 28 January, 2017

On Thursday peers debated the issue of the UK Withdrawal from the EU and Potential Withdrawal from the Single Market on the rights of European Union citizens living in this country and the United Kingdom’s future economic requirements. Robin Teverson warned that whilst the Conservative Party may pitch themselves as the party of families they are […]

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Liberal Democrats Fighting to keep HS2 on track

by derekdeedman on 28 January, 2017

The Liberal Democrats voted for greater scrutiny and environmental protection in the construction of High Speed 2 as the HS2 Bill went through Report Stage in the Lords. Bill Bradshaw put his name to an amendment that would have ensured that construction on Phase One would not have commenced until a full costs estimate had […]

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It’s official. In a speech on Tuesday, Theresa May will announce she’s pushing for a Hard Brexit, that includes the UK leaving the single market. That will be a disaster for jobs, for businesses and for our economy – and we cannot let it happen. Can you help us fight back against a hard Brexit […]

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