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But What Is A Skills Wallet? 🤨🤨🤨

by Liberal Democrats on Mon, 11 Nov 2019

A lot of people have noticed something in our online ads… something about “skills wallets”.

So what is a “Skills Wallet”?

It’s a major, new, innovative policy and a key part of our Plan for the Future.

A Liberal Democrat government will provide every adult with £10,000 to spend on education and training throughout your lives. This “Skills Wallet” is meant to give every person the opportunity to retrain and upskill for jobs that we can’t even imagine yet.

It can be prohibitively expensive to develop new skills at various stages of your career. The cost of courses and qualifications shuts too many people out.

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Not everyone has skills like Liam Neeson

Neither the Conservatives nor Labour have the answers to these challenges. They are stuck pursuing 20th or even 19th century policies that won’t work in our 21st century economy.

So as part of our fight to build a fairer economy and a brighter future, we will create Skills Wallets!

How will it work? 

As we said, every adult will be entitled to £10,000 to use over their lifetime on upskilling courses and further education. That’ll be divided into £4,000 at 25 years old, £3,000 at 40, and another £3,000 at 55. 

On top of this, individuals, employers and local government will be able to pay into the wallets.

This will make the skills wallet a valuable resource for every adult for their whole life!  

You’ll get to choose how and when to spend the money yourself - as long as it’s a course from an approved provider.

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Sorry Luke, you probably won’t be able to do that with your Skills Wallet

And of course, everyone will be able to access free guidance to help them to decide how to use their Skills Wallet.

That’s how we know our investment will help people to gain the skills they will find invaluable in the world of work.

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This will never be a problem again with Skills Wallets.

How will we pay for it? 

A very reasonable question.

We expect this to cost £1.9 billion a year in total by 2024-25.

To pay for this, we will reverse the Conservatives’ unnecessary and expensive cuts to Corporation Tax. We'll return the rate to 20%, where it stood in 2016.

This will raise £10 billion a year by 2024-25. That's more than enough to pay for the Skills Wallets, with plenty left over to part-fund our expansion of free, high-quality childcare

So there you have it. Skills Wallets are a bold new initiative to give adults £10,000 to spend on education and training throughout their lives.

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We think so too!

Think that’s a great idea? Why not be a part of our plan for a brighter future, and join the Liberal Democrats: 

 

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The Tories’ plan for a shameful Nurse Tax

by Luciana Berger on Sun, 10 Nov 2019

Hard-working doctors and nurses from the EU are fundamental to the NHS. We all have loved ones whose lives have been saved through their skill and dedication.

But today, the full extent of the Tories’ contempt for our dedicated doctors and nurses was revealed. 

Even though the NHS is critically understaffed, the Tories have revealed that part of their nightmarish Brexit plan is to charge EU nurses and doctors £464 to come to the UK to save lives.

If this isn’t bad enough, the Tories also want EU workers to pay what they euphemistically call a ‘health immigration surcharge’. 

What does this actually mean?

It’s a £400-a-year tax they will charge all EU workers - including NHS nurses and doctors - to access basic health services.

And if hard-working, low-paid NHS staff can’t afford the Nurse Tax, the Tories will take it out of their wages.

To recap:

  1. The NHS is critically under-funded and under-staffed due to chronic under-investment by the Tories.
  2. In response, the Tories want to charge the EU nurses and doctors to come to the UK, then make them pay a huge tax to access the same services they deliver.

We cannot let this happen.

The Tories' plans couldn’t be further from the fair and welcoming society that the Liberal Democrats are fighting to build.

On Day 1 of a Liberal Democrat government, we will stop Brexit and use the funds from the £50 billion Remain Bonus to invest in the critical frontline services the NHS desperately needs.

Our hard-working nurses and doctors should be celebrated, not charged to save lives. And what kind of government would charge sick nurses to use the same hospitals they work in round the clock?

We must stop the Nurse Tax. To do so, help us to stop Brexit and build a better future. 

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Free childcare and a fairer economy

by Jo Swinson on Sat, 09 Nov 2019

For too many people, things are not working as they should.

Families are working harder than ever, but far too many are struggling to get by.

The Conservatives and Labour are taking our country backwards. Their plans don’t meet the demands of modern life. 

But the Liberal Democrats have a bold plan to build a brighter future. We want to create a fairer economy where it’s easier to be a parent, have a career, and provide for your family.

That’s why a Liberal Democrat government will provide free childcare for all children of working parents from 9 months old.

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Part Four of our Plan for the Future

by Liberal Democrats on Sat, 09 Nov 2019

Today’s high cost of childcare means that too many parents are unable to return to work without risking real financial hardship. With the average cost of 25 hours nursery care for a child under two running to more than £6500 per year, many parents are effectively excluded from work due to the burden of childcare costs.

A Liberal Democrat government will build a fairer economy by providing free, high-quality childcare for every child aged two to four, for 35 hours a week, 48 weeks a year. The offer is extended to children aged between 9 and 24 months where their parents are in work. 

"The choice for parents now is simply not good enough. That is why Liberal Democrats are proposing a transformational change to our economy, by providing working parents with free childcare from when their child is 9 months old."

The Liberal Democrats will make sure that childcare providers are adequately funded, increasing the rates paid by government to match the actual cost of nursery provision. This will be funded by fair tax changes, ensuring that big businesses pay their share, and aligning the tax treatment of income from wealth with income from work.
 
We recognise that laws need to change so that parents have the chance to work with greater flexibility. As part of these proposals, employers will be required to advertise jobs flexibly, unless there are clear business reasons why they cannot.

The Liberal Democrat plans to transform the provision of early years support are at the heart of the our commitment to build a brighter future for the next generation. 

Learn more about our Plan for the Future here

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Tackling the climate emergency

by Ed Davey on Fri, 08 Nov 2019

We are in the middle of a climate emergency and the world needs urgent action.

Only the Liberal Democrats have a bold and credible plan to tackle the climate emergency.

It’s front and centre of our plan, because we can’t build a brighter future unless we save our planet.

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7 times Boris Johnson revealed his sexist views

by Liberal Democrats on Fri, 08 Nov 2019

Throughout his career, Boris Johnson has developed a reputation for being less than respectful in the way he speaks (or writes) about women. 

Now, as he faces a general election campaigning against a strong leader and feminist, Jo Swinson, we look back at just a few of the times Boris has shown how he really feels about women.

1. Revealing insults of choice

Earlier this year, Johnson made headlines after redacted documents released to courts in Edinburgh and London revealed some choice words about former Prime Minister David Cameron. While the original phrase was redacted, a full copy of the paper was leaked to Sky News, reading: "The whole September session is a rigmarole introduced by girly swot Cameron to show the public that MPs were earning their crust.”

"The whole September session is a rigmarole introduced by girly swot Cameron to show the public that MPs were earning their crust."

2. Purile election promises

The desperation was palpable during Boris's campaign to become the Conservative MP for Henley in the 2005 general election. In a bid to win over supporters, he promised that 'voting Tory will cause your wife to have bigger breasts'. Somehow, I can't quite picture that painted across the side of a campaign bus. 

3. Creepy comments about female athletes

In the summer of 2012, London was riding high as hosts of the Olympic Games. As Mayor of London, Johnson had so many exciting things to talk about - from Team GB winning 65 medals to the brief Spice Girls reunion at the Closing Ceremony.  Instead, Boris decided to voice his thoughts on the professional volleyball players, saying: “As I write these words there are semi-naked women playing beach volleyball in the middle of the Horse Guards Parade immortalised by Canaletto… They are glistening like wet otters and the water is splashing off the brims of the spectators’ sou’westers.”

"As I write these words there are semi-naked women playing beach volleyball in the middle of the Horse Guards Parade."

4. The infamous letterbox column

Given his above feelings towards women's clothing, of course Johnson had to share his wildly offensive views on burkas. Writing in the Daily Telegraph last August, he said: "I would… say that it is absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letterboxes."

His comments were widely criticised by Muslim women across the UK, but despite having many opportunities to apologise for his comments, Boris never has.

5. Attacking Trump's opponent

Despite the fact that the Prime Minister is clearly a big fan of Donald Trump and his authoritarian values, he clearly doesn't feel the same way about 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. 

Back in 2007, Boris compared Hillary to 'a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital' in a column for the Telegraph. He went on to claim that she carried out her role as First Lady like 'Lady Macbeth, stamping her heel, bawling out subordinates and frisbeeing ashtrays at her erring husband'. Seems like Johnson isn't a fan of women with power. 

Johnson has previously compared Hillary Clinton to 'a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital'.

6. Backwards marriage views 

Johnson gave us a peek into his regressive views on marriage in March last year, when he referred to the very well-known MP Emily Thornberry as Lady Nugee. While using Emily's husband's surname to address her is hardly his worst crime, it's a great example of how stuck in the past our Prime Minister is.

7. Disgraceful voting record on abortion

While it's easy to disregard Boris Johnson's comments about women as stupid, it's important to remember that his beliefs have an impact on our country. 

As an MP, he has always abstained from Westminster votes on abortion, including those related to Northern Ireland, where abortion was only decriminalised in October 2019. 

Sadly, it seems the Boris Johnson doesn't have that much respect for women. But luckily for us, we have the chance to elect a Prime Minister who truly believes in equality (and the fact that she's a woman is just a bonus!)

If you need a palette cleanser after reading this, check out the Liberal Democrats' Plan for the Future - where, with Jo Swinson as PM, we can build a brighter future. 

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Stopping Brexit and keeping our family of nations together

by Liberal Democrats on Fri, 08 Nov 2019

Today, Jo Swinson is taking her Leader’s Tour of the UK to Scotland to say loud and clear that the Liberal Democrats will protect Scotland’s place at the heart of the EU and in the UK.

A vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Brexit and keep Scotland in the UK. At this general election we’re offering voters a real way to stop the chaos.

"The four nations of the United Kingdom are stronger when they work together so we should work together to stop Brexit."

On day one, a Lib Dem majority government will stop Brexit so that we can focus on tackling the big issues facing the UK right now. We will use the £50 billion Remain Bonus to invest in our public services and tackling inequality.

Once we stop Brexit, we can build a brighter future; one that includes our whole United Kingdom.

The Liberal Democrats will stop another independence referendum in Scotland and stop the division, chaos, new borders and economic cost that independence would cause.

Learn more about our Plan for the Future here.  

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Why Jo Swinson must be our next Prime Minister

by Sir Ed Davey MP on Fri, 08 Nov 2019

The Liberal Democrats are surging across the UK in the last 6 months. We've won 700 new council seats and 14 brilliant new MEPs - our best election results ever.

People are tired of the same backwards-looking offers from the Conservative and Labour parties. Whether it's the days of the empire or 1970s socialism, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn want to take our country backwards.

But it doesn't have to be this way. With Jo Swinson as PM, we can build the country we want to be. Where every single person and community is valued, empowered and cared for, and where we protect our planet for future generations. Here is our plan for the future:

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn want to take our country backwards.

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Unite to Remain agreement

by James Gurling on Thu, 07 Nov 2019

As you will know, our Party has long been recognised as the UK’s lead Party of Remain.

Recently we have been working with the independent “Unite to Remain” campaign to maximise the number of Remain MPs elected in this snap General Election.

Unite to Remain is made up of the 3 parties committed unequivocally to the cause of Remain: The Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Greens. It’s really disappointing that Labour would not step up too, but they are simply not a Party of Remain.

We have collectively reached a set of agreements to further the Remain cause and are announcing the details today.

In short, 60 constituencies in England and Wales are involved. Plaid and/or Greens will stand down in our favour in 43 seats, and we will stand down for them in 17. 

The full details were announced this morning in a Unite to Remain press conference and can be found here:

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Part Three of our Plan for the Future

by Liberal Democrats on Thu, 07 Nov 2019

The UK should be leading the world on tackling the environment crisis. Our planet is on the brink of being irreparably damaged and we are responsible for that damage.

The climate emergency is real and our planet is heating to unsustainable levels. Young people have taken to the streets because they’re so worried that the Conservatives are failing to act.

This climate catastrophe will create huge global inequalities and we have a moral duty to protect the future; that's why, as part of our Plan for the Future, the Liberal Democrats have set out ambitious plans to tackle the climate emergency by generating 80% of electricity from renewables by 2030 and insulating all low-income homes by 2025.

“Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote for a Prime Minister that will deliver a bold green plan and a brighter future.”

As one of the party’s key priorities, a Liberal Democrat government will raise the energy efficiency standards for new homes, as well as investing £15 billion over the next Parliament to retrofit 26 million homes. This would save the average household £550 a year on energy bills.

We are the only party dedicated to building a brighter future by tackling the environmental crises with urgent actions. We are the only party with a bold, credible and detailed plan to tackle the climate emergency as soon as possible, to put climate action at the heart of our government, and to reverse the damage we’re doing to our planet.

The Liberal Democrats will take bold action to tackle the climate emergency and build a brighter future. 

Learn more about our Plan for the Future here.

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Part Two of our Plan for the Future

by Liberal Democrats on Wed, 06 Nov 2019

The NHS is the envy of the world, but our mental health service is not. Waiting times are being missed, people are not being referred for the treatment they need, and often action is taken only when at ‘crisis’ point, or too late.

That's why the Liberal Democrats are dedicated to transforming mental health services by treating them with the same urgency as physical health. 

"We want to break down the barriers of stigma and shame, which leave those suffering, alienated and isolated, and we want to make the UK a world leader in keeping our nation well with our push for greater emphasis on wellbeing.”

As part of our Plan for the Future, a Liberal Democrat government will invest £11 billion into mental health services such as:

  • child and adolescent mental health,
  • matching waiting time standards to those in physical health,
  • and expanding our mental health workforce

Approximately one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. For too many, treatment is a postcode lottery; with waiting times for psychological therapy varying from 16 days in Waltham Forest, to 176 days in Leicester.

Making mental health services accessible to all is fundamental, and no one should be forced to travel unreasonable distances away from home. By prioritising young people coming out of care, and supporting students from school through to colleges and universities, it is possible to ensure that no one will have to travel out of area for all but the most specialist mental health services.

By putting a penny in the pound on income tax and ringfencing £11 billion in funding for mental health, the Liberal Democrats will provide real parity between mental and physical health care. We want to make prescriptions for people with chronic mental health conditions available for free on the NHS, as is the case for conditions such as cancer and diabetes. 

Brexit, either carried out by the Conservative or Labour Party, will put the NHS at risk. Our commitment will ensure it is kept safe and out of the hands of Donald Trump. 

The Liberal Democrats' Plan for the Future aims to build a brighter future for our country. Learn more here.

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Part One of our Plan for the Future

by Liberal Democrats on Tue, 05 Nov 2019

Today, we're kicking off the Liberal Democrats' Plan for the Future. 

At our general election campaign launch, leader Jo Swinson has declared that a Liberal Democrat government will Stop Brexit and use the £50 billion Remain Bonus to invest in public services and tackle inequality. 

This £50 billion injection to the areas that need it most can only be delivered by a Lib Dem government - we are the only party standing up to stop Brexit.

"Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Brexit, build a brighter future and invest the £50bn Remain bonus in our vital public services."

With Jo Swinson as Prime Minister, we will reverse the drastic cuts to public services that the Conservative government have made and continue to lead from within the EU.

Boris Johnson and the Conservative party have caused a national crisis with Brexit; he has lied to the Queen, he’s lied to Parliament and he's lied to the country to push his bad Brexit deal. Together, we can stop him, stop Brexit and build a brighter future.

We will be announcing more of the Liberal Democrats' Plan for the Future soon. Sign up now to be the first to hear. 

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Help get Jo in the ITV debate

by Layla Moran on Mon, 04 Nov 2019

I am livid.

It is unbelievable that the two Brexiteer leaders of the two old stale parties will be debating the politics of the past, meanwhile Jo Swinson the one leader who unequivocally represents remainers and wants to debate how we build a brighter future is left out of the conversation.

The leader of the strongest party of Remain demanding a People’s Vote deserves to be heard. You’ve already taken the first step towards making sure they #DebateHer.

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Read Sal Brinton's letter to the Chief Executive of ITV

by Liberal Democrats on Mon, 04 Nov 2019

Dear Dame Carolyn

I am extremely disappointed that ITV are planning to exclude the Liberal Democrats from your General Election debate on 19th November.

Corbyn and Johnson both are pursuing Brexit and represent the two tired establishment parties. A debate between just them offers no real alternative and stifles the conversation.

The voters of this country deserve to hear from a Remainer on the debate stage, not just from the two men who want to deliver Brexit

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Antoinette Sandbach joins the Liberal Democrats

by Antoinette Sandbach on Thu, 31 Oct 2019

Brexit has fundamentally rewritten the structure and shape of our politics.

As the chief architect of Brexit, it has warped the values and principles of the Conservative Party most of all. It is therefore inevitable that politicians and the public take stock and look at the parties they support and assess whether they are fit for purpose.

I came into politics to fight for a one-nation, pragmatic and centrist Government.

When I was elected, I wanted to push for action to tackle climate change, protect our NHS and improve education.

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Stop Brexit. Build a brighter future.

by Liberal Democrats on Thu, 31 Oct 2019

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.

This slogan reflects a positive forward-looking vision for the country, and to get the word out, a poster van with this message will be touring the constituencies of Boris Johnson (Uxbridge) and Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North) this morning.

Boris Johnson & Jeremy Corbyn are stuck in the past and the Liberal Democrats represent a brighter future.

Both the Conservatives and Labour are stuck in the past, failing time and again to build a better future. We have an ambitious plan for the future of our country, where every person, every community and our planet can thrive.

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This General Election is about the direction of our country for the next generation.

The Liberal Democrats are the strongest party of Remain and we are ready to fight to stop Brexit and ensure that we can build a brighter future for our United Kingdom.

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Game on.

by Greg Foster on Tue, 29 Oct 2019

The Early Parliamentary Election Bill has just passed the Commons. It's full steam ahead for an election on the 12th December.

It's likely to be the most important General Election in our lifetimes. And the Liberal Democrats are going into it as the only party that will stop Brexit on day 1.

We're ready for this. We have an ambitious plan for the future of our country, where every single person and community can thrive. But we need your help if we're going to win - and here's how you can make that happen.

1. Register to vote.

I'll register to vote

We have an ambitious plan for the future of our country, where every single person and community can thrive.

The sooner the better - it only takes 10 minutes and all you need is your address and National Insurance number. If you're not yet 18 but will be by the 12th December - you can still register!

2. Get a postal vote.

Having a postal vote means that if you're likely to be busy or away on polling day you can still have your say in our country's future. It's really easy to get one - you'll get the option to sign up for one when you register to vote, or you can get in touch with your council to request one.

3. Join us.

I'll join the party

50,000 people have joined the Liberal Democrats since the start of the year. It's a great way to show your support - and you'll get one of our lovely new membership cards, too!

4. Volunteer.

I'll volunteer

Boots on the ground win elections. We'll be championing our message in hustings, in the media and online - but there's no substitute for speaking directly to voters. Just a couple of hours a week could make a huge difference!

5. Join the Liberal Democrat Online Champions

I'll sign up 

Social media will be a key battleground in this election and we need to get our message across on it. Help us do this by joining Online Champions.

6. Donate!

Unlike the Conservatives and Labour, we don't get huge donations from big business or trade unions. We're supported by the generosity of people just like you - and anything you can give will make a difference. Just £25 could help us reach 5000 voters on social media:

 

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Over the weekend, the Liberal Democrats introduced a Bill to amend the Fixed Term Parliament Act and hold a General Election on Monday, December 9th.

Our plan would take No Deal off the table, end the parliamentary deadlock, and give the British people the opportunity to vote for a brighter future where we can move forward as a country. Learn more about this decision from Jo here

The Liberal Democrats are clear: we want to stop Brexit. That’s why we have led the fight for a People’s Vote for over three years. Sadly, during that time Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party did not support giving the people the final say on Brexit.

While the Lib Dems voted in favour voted in favour of a People's Vote 8 times and put down 18 amendments arguing for a People's Vote, Labour have abstained on or voted against votes on a People's Vote 6 out of 8 times.

The truth is that Labour is a Leave party. Thanks to Corbyn's weakness on the issue, 19 Labour MPs bailed out Boris Johnson's disastrous Brexit deal and has pushed us closer to crashing out of the EU. 

Even now, official Labour policy is to negotiate a Labour Brexit if they were in power. But Liberal Democrats know no form of Brexit is good for our country.

Corbyn has let down Remainers. He barely campaigned in the 2016 referendum, he has helped the Tories get this far through weak opposition, and even now wants his own Labour Brexit. The Liberal Democrats fight for Remainers and to stop Brexit.

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We'll still be in the EU on Friday!

by Tom Brake on Mon, 28 Oct 2019

The Liberal Democrats have won a major victory. The EU Council agreed to a 3-month extension to the Brexit deadline until the end of January.

The work and leadership of our Liberal Democrat MPs was absolutely crucial to securing this extension.

Our parliamentary team worked tirelessly to secure this and prevent Boris Johnson from being able to use an election to sneak through either a No Deal Brexit or his awful Brexit deal. No other party has been working as hard to protect our country's interests. Without the Liberal Democrats, our country and our future would be in a completely different place right now.

This is huge. We've beaten Boris Johnson's irresponsible do-or-die Brexit by the 31st October.

We've beaten Boris Johnson's irresponsible do-or-die Brexit by the 31st October.

We are still in the EU. The fight is far from over.

We'll continue the fight to stop Brexit. There is no deal better than our membership of the European Union.

We remain as committed as ever to stopping Brexit and protecting our membership in the EU. We've been fighting for over 3 years for a People's Vote, but Labour's lack of support or action has made this path forward more difficult.

Nineteen of Jeremy Corbyn's MPs voted for Boris Johnson's disastrous hard Brexit deal without suffering any consequences from their leader. Corbyn and his party failed to support amendments calling for a People's Vote, and Corbyn even failed to respond to Jo Swinson's letter which asked for his support for our most recent People's Vote amendment.

By contrast, the Liberal Democrats have put down 17 amendments arguing for a People's Vote and voted for People's Vote amendments seven times. We are clear and consistent in our support for a People's Vote. Labour is silent, inconsistent or grudging in theirs.

So how can we fix this mess?

We launched our plan over the weekend, which could break that gridlock.

The Liberal Democrats drafted a bill, which forced a General Election on December 9th, took no-deal off the table, whilst also not giving Boris Johnson control of when the next General Election takes place. The bill, a version of which is now being debated, could be a game-changing move to help us stop the Brexit chaos and protect the future of the country.

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party is floundering, and Corbyn cannot lead the fight against Boris Johnson or against Brexit. Only the Liberal Democrats will go into the next election fully committed to stopping this national embarrassment.

Our policy at the next General Election will be to revoke Article 50 on day one of a majority Liberal Democrat government. That's the only way to move on from Brexit to the issues that matter. Join our campaign to stop Brexit today - join the Liberal Democrats now:

 

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Happy Diwali!

by Dinesh Dhamija on Mon, 28 Oct 2019

Diwali is one of the most beautiful festivals of the year. It is the last day of the year in the Hindu calendar and the biggest day of celebration for Hindus – it’s our Christmas. 

For me, the festival of lights is a time for family, community and celebration. It is a chance to take stock of the year gone by and make plans for the year ahead. 

This last year has been a tumultuous one for Hindus and South Asians living in the UK.   

Ever since the EU referendum, anti-immigrant sentiment in the UK is on the rise. 

We’ve all felt it. 

And we all suffer. 

But this year has also been a year of hope. I'm so grateful to have been elected as a Lib Dem MEP for London, and our work in Europe is continuing to further the liberal, progressive cause on the continent.

In the year ahead, I’ll be continuing to work hard in Europe to stop Brexit and replace division and hatred with light and hope - just like Lord Rama did in Lanka and Ayodha. 

Shubh Diwali and Saal Mubarak.

I wish you a happy Diwali and joyous new year.

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