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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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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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Thanks to all our helpers in the County and General elections

Dear Supporter, Ten days after the General Election our thoughts are with the tragedy in Kensington. In the most affluent area of Britain, it poses big questions about how less advantaged people are heard, and how we build our open, … Continue reading

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Conservatives must come clean on business rates relief

With the general election just days away, the Conservatives have still not told small firms if they will receive business rates relief – despite promises by Sajid Javid that he would confirm details before the general election. The Liberal Democrats … Continue reading

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15 questions Theresa May and Michael Fallon must answer

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has laid down 15 questions for the Conservatives to answer on the big issues of national security, schools, health and social care, welfare and their manifesto. He has attacked them and their leader Theresa May … Continue reading

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Alan Bullion welcomes Lib Dem plans to triple vital Sevenoaks pupil premium funding, but slams Tory slashing of free school meals

Sevenoaks and Swanley Lib Dem parliamentary candidate Alan Bullion welcomes plans to triple funding for the early years pupil premium, with gives extra cash to nurseries, preschools and school receptions when they take on children from disadvantaged backgrounds. This cash … Continue reading

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Slashed Tory defence spending and falling troop numbers slammed by Paddy Ashdown and UK military chiefs

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Excerpt from Alan Bullion’s adoption meeting speech in Sevenoaks – Averting a Tory Hard Brexit

Only the Lib Dems can stop a Tory Hard Brexit in Sevenoaks and Swanley Local MP Sir Michael Fallon has lurched from being for Brexit, to against, and is now for a ‘Full Brexit’, which would threaten vital jobs in our … Continue reading

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