Briefing: May's Botched Brexit

by Liberal Democrats on Wed, 14 Nov 2018

"A People's Vote is now the only way to escape from this mess" - Vince Cable

Any Brexit deal will leave the UK weakened and the public poorer.

“And before the ink is dry, the Conservative Party will tear into what little Theresa May has been able to agree. The Prime Minister now faces a defeat in Parliament, as a majority will be hard or impossible to secure for what she has come up with."

For two years, the Liberal Democrats are the only party who have consistently fought to give the people the final say on the deal. As we see the chaos that is now unfolding, it is more important than ever to give power over the country's future back to the people.

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Sal Speaks: November 2018

by Sal Brinton on Tue, 13 Nov 2018

This week is Transgender Awareness week, and if you haven’t had a chance to read my blog on the importance of supporting and standing alongside our transgender friends and colleagues, you can read it here:

Transgender and intersex communities are too often marginalised, and many forget that in the fight for equality, trans rights are human rights. We must, and we are, endeavouring to ensure that a vulnerable group of people are able to live as they are entitled to under our laws.

Please sign up to support our campaign here:

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Trans rights are human rights

by Sal Brinton on Mon, 12 Nov 2018

Across the Atlantic, Trump and his cronies are doing their very best to rewrite the definition of transgender out of existence. An agenda of social cleansing that feeds into his administration’s insular and antagonistic narrative. We may like to think that Trump’s views are in isolation, that his fear of difference does not seep to our shores, but it does.

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Corbyn says "We can't stop Brexit"

by Vince Cable on Fri, 09 Nov 2018

Johnson resigns to back final say on Brexit

by Liberal Democrats on Fri, 09 Nov 2018

Today, Jo Johnson quit as a Conservative government minister over the Brexit deal Theresa May is putting together - a deal which gives people the worst of both worlds. 

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Happy 20th birthday to the Human Rights Act!

by Liberal Democrats on Fri, 09 Nov 2018

20 years ago today the Human Rights Act became law, incorporating the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law.

The Liberal Democrats had been campaigning for the Human Rights Act ever since we were founded, but our fight to protect people’s rights and freedoms didn’t end when it passed...

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The Government is failing to meet post-Grenfell promises

by Wera Hobhouse on Thu, 08 Nov 2018

A group including representatives of major pharmaceutical companies have written to the Health Secretary to state that if urgent action is not taken the UK will not have a medicine supply that will suffice in a no deal Brexit.

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A stunning victory!

by Liberal Democrats on Thu, 08 Nov 2018

A Liberal Democrat amendment by Tavish Scott MSP has committed Holyrood to “providing unequivocal support for a public vote on the final terms of the Brexit deal”.

It passed convincingly in the Scottish Parliament, with 66 votes for the amendment, 28 against and 21 abstentions. 

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Happy Diwali

by Vince Cable on Wed, 07 Nov 2018

Millions of EU citizens in the UK have been living under a cloud of uncertainty for more than two years. After being quizzed by MPs on two separate occasions, the Immigration Minister has utterly failed to offer them any clarity.

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We must end the uncertainty on EU citizens rights

by Sir Ed Davey MP and Tom Brake MP on Mon, 05 Nov 2018

The result of the EU referendum changed an awful lot: the Prime Minister, the economic outlook, Britain’s political discourse and our standing in the world. But there are 3.6 million people whose lives have been affected more than most. These are the citizens of other EU countries who live in the UK.

There are 3.6 million people whose lives have been affected more than most.

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Liberal Democrats call for Women's Equality Day

by Liberal Democrats on Fri, 02 Nov 2018

Liberal Democrat MPs Layla Moran and Stephen Lloyd are calling on the Government to create a ‘Women’s Equality Day’ to fall on the Spring Bank Holiday.

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Reorganisation at Lib Dem HQ

by Nick Harvey on Fri, 02 Nov 2018

In common with both other parties we have seen a dip in our income in the year after an election, made all the more acute after two elections (and a referendum) in two years. Donation fatigue and lower revenues are understandable at this point.

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Lib Dems demand more police to tackle violence epidemic

by Edward Davey on Fri, 02 Nov 2018

Tonight the Liberal Democrats voted against the Government’s indefensible tax cuts for higher earners. Despite the best efforts of their whips, 20 Labour MPs put principle above party and voted with the us. 

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Sir David Natzler, clerk of the House of Commons, has made comments that a Commons vote on a 'People's Vote' would still have "considerable political force”.

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The dodgy Brexit demagogues should start getting worried

by Liberal Democrats on Thu, 01 Nov 2018

The dodgy Brexit demagogues should start getting worried about transparency and criminal investigations shining a light on their actions.

Aaron Banks is facing a criminal investigation over loans to leave campaigns. Meanwhile the Liberal Democrats are piling on the pressure over the lack of transparency surrounding donations to Northern Ireland political parties.

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In an appearance before the Home Affairs Select Committee this afternoon, the Immigration Minister made the cloud of uncertainty facing EU citizens in the UK even worse.

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