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Come and meet the Young European of the Year in Sevenoaks this Saturday evening!

Young European of the Year 2018 is British – and she’s heading for Sevenoaks this weekend On Saturday 21st April Sevenoaks hosts a big event in the debate on Brexit. Top of the bill is Professor AC Grayling who campaigns … Continue reading

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How Brexit will endanger Kent’s farms and countryside

A study of the impact to be expected from Brexit on our county’s agriculture and forestry. Compiled by: Alan Bullion, Adrian Ekins-Daukes, Richard Wassell, Roger Walshe, all from West Kent European Movement. Supplies – Farm input costs have already seen … Continue reading

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Lib Dems announce bold new policies on housing, education and policing

Britain is an incredibly divided country, and the Liberal Democrats want to rebuild an open, tolerant, outward looking Britain. As a party we must think big and be radical and forward-looking. Brexit is sucking the life out of Westminster. Urgent … Continue reading

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Dear Paul Carter, we need to know the costs of Brexit to the people of Kent now!

BREXIT SPEECH AT COUNTY HALL IN MAIDSTONE – IS IT WORTH IT? The message on our bus is stark. We have delivered a letter to Paul Carter, the Tory leader of Kent County Council, demanding assessments of the impact of … Continue reading

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Further Thameslink upgrade delay puts Sevenoaks passengers to back of queue

After years of disruption to Kent commuters and £6.5 billion of taxpayers’ money, rail industry bosses have concluded that the refurbished Thameslink line between Blackfriars and St Pancras will only be able to handle 75% of the planned services in … Continue reading

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Exit from Brexit – an update from Bournemouth

LIB DEMS AUTUMN CONFERENCE 2017 Some key messages emerging from debates and conversations on Brexit Conference passed the motion Opposing Brexit as amended by Amendment 1. This calls for an Exit from Brexit referendum “once the outcome of the UK-EU … Continue reading

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Bournemouth Lib Dem conference report – Brexit and so much more besides!

2017 Autumn Conference in Bournemouth – Andrew Michaelides reports. The strong presence of new members at conference is impressive, and I understand this was the best attended conference ever, with the highest number of first-time attendees as well. The reassuring … Continue reading

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British foods must be protected post-Brexit

Responding to reports that the EU will be setting out a positioning paper on how celebrated brands from Europe, such as Champagne, should continue to be protected after Brexit, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has demanded that the British government … Continue reading

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Your vital feedback on the Northern Sevenoaks Masterplan

Response to Northern Sevenoaks Masterplan based on a Community Survey by Sevenoaks Liberal Democrats Over the last few months we have spoken to hundreds of people face to face, and received well over 100 written responses to the Community Surveys … Continue reading

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Leadership contender Vince Cable warns on new Brexit crunch

One year on from the referendum result, Vince Cable has warned that the country is facing a “Brexit crunch” unless Tory Prime Minister Theresa May changes course. The Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor, who is widely credited with predicting the 2008 … Continue reading

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