Tory Brexit to Hurt Business

Govt turning its back on British business.

Responding to Conservative plans to halt businesses’ access to workers from the EU, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson Ed Davey said:

“With these plans, the Conservatives are turning their backs on British businesses and public services.

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Lib Dem's Demand Fares Freeze

Grayling must freeze fares.


Responding to Chris Grayling's address to Tory party conference, Liberal Democrat Transport Spokesperson Baroness Jenny Randerson said:
“It’s no wonder that Chris Grayling became nervous as he outlined the state of our railways, many of the problems with the network are his fault and his time in post is running out of track.
“Grayling promises a rail revolution and new legislation next year to improve our struggling railways. But he’s happy for passengers to face massive fare hikes whilst he gets his house in order.
“The Liberal Democrats are calling for an immediate freeze on all fares, while the Government investigates the problems they’ve caused with our railways.”

Brexit's drugs danger

Govt Brexit plans play right into the hands of international drug gangs.


Responding to Sajid Javid's address to Conservative Party conference Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson Ed Davey said:

“The Government should be focusing on the serious organised criminals who operate the international drugs trade. But once again, the Conservatives are talking tough on crime while their pursuit of a destructive hard Brexit plays right into those criminals hands.
“Losing the European Arrest Warrant, information-sharing arrangements and leadership of Europol will make it harder to bring drug traffickers to justice.
“The Liberal Democrats demand better. That’s why we are fighting to give the British people a say on the final Brexit deal, including the option of an Exit from Brexit, and to protect these crucial crime-fighting tools.”

We need leaders, not leavers.

Labour confirm they will press ahead with Brexit.
Responding to John McDonnell’s confirmation that Labour would proceed with Brexit, and his refusal to back giving people the final say on the Brexit deal, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said:
“The Labour leadership are going along with the Tories on Brexit. They are ignoring their members, ignoring voters and ignoring the huge damage Brexit is doing to the UK.
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Action on Self Harm

No child should be left to suffer in silence

Liberal Democrats have today passed an emergency motion at their conference which aims to tackle the high rates of self-harm amongst children.
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Inheritance Overhaul to Tackle Wealth Inequality

Inheritance tax overhaul part of radical Lib Dem plans to tackle wealth inequality.

Liberal Democrat Conference has today voted for a motion designed to spread opportunity, power and wealth more fairly throughout society and to give everyone a stake in the UK’s economic success.

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End the Single Use Plastics Scourge

Liberal Democrats demand international treaty on plastics

The Liberal Democrats have today demanded the Government initiate negotiations within the UN for a legally binding international treaty on plastics.

The treaty, set out at the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton, would encompass phased reductions in the production, consumption and trade of virgin feedstock.

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Lib Dems Vote to Scrap Business Rates

Further to our recent call in the Bournemouth Echo for business rates to be scrapped we are delighted to confirm that our national party conference has backed us.

Today at conference, Liberal Democrats have voted for a comprehensive plan to replace the broken business rates system.

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We Demand Secure Homes for ALL

Lib Dems call for affordable and secure homes for all.

Liberal Democrat conference has passed a motion calling for the Government to ensure everyone has a right to affordable, safe and secure homes in England.
The motion included a commitment to build at least 50,000 new social homes for rent every year, as part of the long-standing commitment of the Liberal Democrats to build 300,000 homes a year over the next decade.

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Animal welfare standards central to liberal values

The Liberal Democrats have today passed a motion at their conference in Brighton calling on the Government to pay full regard to animal welfare, with a range of measures to improve the treatment of animals.  

Liberal Democrats committed to phase out animal experiments that cause extreme suffering, to reduce deformities in pedigree pets, make horse racing safer and ban the use of wild animals in circuses. 

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