News - Liberal Democrats


07/12/2017 06:34 AM
The government has done impact assessments on drains and comedy but not Brexit

The government has carried out impact assessments on policies ranging from songs from ice cream trucks to drain standards to the use of parody in comedy yet still hasn't produced any on Brexit, Liberal Democrat research has revealed.

This is quite literally beyond parody.


06/12/2017 05:32 AM
David Davis must go

After David Davis has been accused of misleading parliament, he must resign.


29/11/2017 07:59 AM
Abbott needs to clarify letter on referendum

The Liberal Democrats put into the public domain letters Abbott wrote to constituents announcing that she supports a referendum.


29/11/2017 07:38 AM
New railway lines in danger of going nowhere

The Government has released a new rail strategy.


29/11/2017 03:49 AM
Brexit divorce bill is just the down payment

The Brexit divorce bill will just be the down-payment on an economically disastrous extreme Brexit that would take us out of the single market and customs union.


29/11/2017 02:51 AM
Trump needs to do the world a favour and delete his account

President Trump has retweeted three anti-Muslim videos originally posted by the deputy leader of far-right group Britain First.


28/11/2017 12:02 PM
Report reveals patients badly failed by mishandling of data

A report by the Public Accounts Committee has criticised NHS England for its handling of the huge loss of clinical correspondence that put thousands of patients at risk.


28/11/2017 03:12 AM
Social mobility report warns of 'spiral of ever growing division'

Britain is in a “spiral of ever-growing division” with a stark postcode lottery in social mobility, according to a damning report by the Social Mobility Commission today.


28/11/2017 02:41 AM
Brexit impact assessments farce "straight out of Yes Minister"

The government's refusal to publish its Brexit impact assessments is "completely untenable". Speaker John Bercow said he will respond promptly to any allegations of contempt of Parliament.


28/11/2017 12:05 AM
OECD forecast indictment of disastrous government policy

The OECD’s latest economic forecast shows the UK bucking the trend, and not in a good way.


27/11/2017 11:35 PM
Brexit studies must give people the facts

David Davis has written to the Brexit Committee admitting the impact assessments they are being provided with, won't contain anything that might be commercially sensitive.


27/11/2017 10:41 PM
China vs Trump could give rise to conflict in Pacific: Paddy Ashdown speech in Hong Kong

Speaking at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong today, Paddy Ashdown, former Leader of the Liberal Democrats, will warn that the rising power of China will come into conflict with the United States as they falter under Trump.


27/11/2017 09:30 AM
Government must consider 'vindaloo visas' to tackle the curry chef shortage

The government should consider issuing temporary one-year ‘vindaloo visas’ to Asian chefs to help solve the British curry crisis.


27/11/2017 04:48 AM
Army numbers down 2,000 since Conservative 82,000 manifesto pledge

Army numbers have fallen by over 2,000 since the Conservative 2015 Manifesto pledge to keep troop levels above 82,000, analysis by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.


27/11/2017 02:12 AM
Corbyn must condemn Kate Hoey over Irish border remarks

Kate Hoey seems to think other people should pay for the mess she and other leading Brexiteers have caused.


27/11/2017 12:58 AM
Falling apprenticeships and Brexit will cripple Industrial Strategy

The combination of falling apprenticeship starts and restricted access to skilled labour after Brexit will cripple the Industrial Strategy.


24/11/2017 11:35 PM
Australia's trade warning proves that leaving the EU is no panacea

Speaking on the Today programme, Australian trade minister Steve Cobbio criticised the government's post-Brexit trade plans to split food import quotas between the UK and the EU.


24/11/2017 09:27 PM
When will government listen to defence cuts warnings?

It has been reported that defence minister Tobias Ellwood has threatened to resign if military cuts bring the army below 70,000 soldiers.


24/11/2017 01:18 AM
Downing Street in utter chaos over customs union and Northern Ireland

Number 10 hinted earlier today that Northern Ireland could stay in the customs union to prevent the return of a hard border, saying the issue would be a matter for the negotiations.


24/11/2017 12:16 AM
Liam Fox accuses British firms of not wanting to do business abroad

Liam Fox has accused British companies of not wanting to export their goods around the globe, in an interview with the House Magazine.