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Six tests on Brexit Labour have already failed

by derekdeedman on 28 March, 2017

By Liberal Democrats Mar 27, 2017 2:03 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 […]

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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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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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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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By Katharine Pindar  in Liberal Democrat Voice, Mon 5th December 2016 – 1:11 pm “More than 2000 years ago, so the story goes, angels sang ‘Goodwill towards all mankind.’ It’s a sentiment that Liberal Democrats can generally support. The point I want to suggest, however, is that the British people feel an increasing goodwill towards us, […]

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What Hard Brexit would mean for our food and drink

by derekdeedman on 18 October, 2016

In his latest ‘Brexit Challenge’ paper setting out the details of what leaving the European Union really means, Nick Clegg has turned to the pitfalls facing the UK’s food and drink industry: Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has warned that leaving the European single market would lead the UK “off a cliff towards higher […]

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October 5, 2016 – 7:27 pm Commenting on plans unveiled by the government to force businesses to reveal how many foreign staff they employ, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said: The Government’s plan on foreign workers is a nasty little policy that deserves to be thrown out on the rubbish heap. This threatens to further […]

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The Liberal Democrat Plan for Britain in Europe

by derekdeedman on 7 September, 2016

By Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats believe that the British people should have their say on the final Brexit deal in a referendum. Voting for a departure is not the same as voting for a destination. British people have a right to have their say on whether the deal they are […]

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As part of Lib Dem Voice’s tribute to Jo Cox, they are linking with the article below in the Yorkshire Post, published last Friday. In it, Jo Cox very persuasively argues that Brexit will not solve concerns over immigration. She accepts that those concerns are genuine – sincere worries about pressures on GP surgeries or […]

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