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Trump NHS comments should be taken with a "lorry load of salt"
Responding to comments by President Donald Trump this morning denying the NHS will be on the table in future trade talks, Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary Chuka Umunna said:
"Like Boris Johnson, Donald Trump is hardly known for his honesty. Voters will rightly take these comments with a lorry load of salt.
"Trump has repeatedly made clear in the past that everything including the NHS will be on the table in future negotiations.
Lib Dems will reverse school cuts in Bournemouth.
The Liberal Democrats have announced that they will spend £10 billion a year more on schools and hire 20,000 more teachers by the end of the next Parliament.
Figures from the National Education Union show that next year (2020/21), schools across Bournemouth's two constituencies will have seen their budgets cut by an eye-watering £3,640,087 in real terms since 2015, once increasing pupil numbers are taken into account.
Changing things isn’t easy, but together we can. We can stop Brexit. We can build an economy that works, both for people and for our planet.
For too many people, working hard and playing by the rules isn't enough to get on in life.
We’re in the midst of a climate crisis, our future in Europe hangs in the balance, and the gap between rich and poor is widening.
We’re here because the biggest two parties have failed. They’re both stuck in the past, gambling with the future of our country.
Thousands of EU nationals living in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) have not been offered permanent residency in the UK, official figures have revealed. The Liberal Democrats have accused the government of leaving local families from the EU in “legal limbo” and throwing people’s lives into uncertainty.
Of the 13,530 EU nationals across BCP who have applied for permanent residency, only 7,020 have been offered settled status. 4,280 have been granted pre-settled status, which only gives the temporary right to stay in the UK.
Today (07.11.2019) the Liberal Democrats have announced they have entered into arrangements in a number of seats with Plaid Cymru and the Green Party.
The arrangement will see the Liberal Democrats working with both parties, getting candidates to stand aside for those who will campaign to stop Brexit.
The Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce that Antoinette Sandbach has joined the party.
Antoinette, who is the MP for Eddisbury in Cheshire, will contest her seat as the Liberal Democrat candidate in the coming General Election.
This election is a once in a generation opportunity to reshape our politics, and give hope to the millions of people who want a fairer, brighter future.
That's why, today, we have launched our campaign slogan: Stop Brexit. Build a brighter future.
Our children are not getting the education they deserve.
The Conservatives are cutting school funding to the bone, failing our children. Schools are struggling to afford basic supplies and teachers are being put under impossible pressure.
The Liberal Democrats will build a brighter future for our children. We will give teachers the resources they need to teach and pupils need to learn.
There is an awful lot of fake news and fake indignation coming out of Labour Party central office at the moment about our alleged position over the #NHS. Here's what we REALLY want for the future of our National Health Service.