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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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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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By Caron Lindsay | Wed 7th September 2016 – 7:11 pm Theresa May has not even been Prime Minister for two months. However, she is already displaying a complacency in power that is quite chilling. At only her second Prime Minister’s Questions, she had this to say to Jeremy Corbyn: What we do know is […]

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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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Having been successful in gaining an unconditional offer from Exeter University to study Politics and International Relations (with study abroad), my son Jon will now have a vaccine jab against meningitis before he leaves for University in September. Public Health England says the jab will help protect against meningitis W in particular – a sometimes […]

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In an open memo to the outgoing British Prime Minister, former Canadian High Commissioner to the UK and the  EU, Jeremy Kinsman, describes in detail just how badly the Remain campaign failed. Referenda are the nuclear weapons of democracy. In parliamentary systems they are redundant. Seeking a simplistic binary yes/no answer to complex questions, they […]

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It took real political courage to defy a braying house, hungry for war. If Charles was at his best, Parliament that day was at its bullying, blinded worst Tim Farron @timfarron Wednesday 6 July 2016 There seemed to be many ghosts in the chamber yesterday – not least of the 250 Iraqis killed in the latest […]

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JUNE 27, 2016 – 8:01 PM “Lib Dems are the voice of those who see a positive future in Europe” – so writes Tm Farron for The Independent continuing his unapologetically pro-European line in the light of the referendum result: The look of wide-eyed, guilty panic in the eyes of Boris Johnson and Michael Gove on Friday morning hinted at what […]

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“A senior German Minister said to me the other day “Whenever I sit down in a room to negotiate with my British colleagues in a European meeting, their first question is always the same – which way to the Exit? You Brits spend so much time trying to find the way out, that you never […]

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