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The Liberal Democrats are campaigning for a Britain which is Open, Tolerant and United - enabling every person to get on in life.

The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

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  • Article: Jun 27, 2017

    9 hospitals where flammable cladding identified must be made public

    The Liberal Democrats have called for a list of nine hospitals with the highest fire risks due to the use of cladding to be made public.

    According to the Health Service Journal, 9 hospital sites have been identified by NHS Improvement as being at the highest risk and in need of intensive support. These are understood to be mainly high-rise hospitals where potentially combustible cladding has been used.

  • Article: Jun 27, 2017

    £1bn DUP deal could have paid for 17 teachers in Nottingham says Barry Holliday

    The government's £1bn deal with the DUP could have paid for at least one extra teacher for every secondary school across the UK, including 17 more teachers in Nottingham, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

    Official figures show there are 4,169 state-funded secondary schools in the UK and that the average cost of employing a teacher is £44,500. This means if the additional £1bn had been distributed evenly among the UK's schools, each would receive £240,000, enough to hire one additional teacher over the next five years.

  • Article: Jun 27, 2017

    Vince Cable has warned that an "economic storm is brewing", as the Bank of England has ordered banks to beef up their finances against the risk of bad loans.

    The Bank also said that it was looking at the risks to financial stability posed by the Brexit negotiations, including leaving without a deal in place.

  • Article: Jun 26, 2017

    Liberal Democrat shadow Home Secretary Ed Davey has slammed the government after news that all 3m EU citizens resident in Britain will have to apply for identity cards.

    Ed Davey said:

    "The government announcement on EU citizens leaves so much in doubt. From the description it seems as if this is ID cards by the backdoor.

  • Article: Jun 26, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have called on Labour to come off the fence and make clear whether they would end the benefits freeze that will see the incomes of millions of families slashed in the coming years.

    Labour Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Debbie Abrahams today said she was "looking" into the issue but admitted ending the freeze had not been costed in the Labour manifesto.

  • Article: Jun 26, 2017

    After three months in which the emergency services have dealt with extraordinary events, including four terror attacks and the Grenfell tower fire, Liberal Democrats have today demanded that the Government end the 1% cap on public sector pay and up-rate wages in line with inflation.

    The current cap means that emergency services are currently seeing their wages cut in real terms, with the average firefighter set to be an estimated £1,423 a year worse off in real terms by 2020-21.

  • Article: Jun 26, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have demanded that the government declare a civil emergency and establish a fund to compensate those evacuated from their homes due to fire safety fears.

    It comes following reports that residents evacuated from flats in tower blocks in Camden spent the night on air beds in a leisure centre, while other families have refused to leave.

  • Article: Jun 24, 2017

    One year on from the referendum result, Vince Cable has warned that the country is facing a "Brexit crunch" unless Theresa May changes course.

    The Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor, who is widely credited with predicting the 2008 financial crisis, has issued a stark warning that an extreme Brexit outside the Single Market and Customs Union would lead to heavy job losses and a slump in growth and living standards.

  • Article: Jun 23, 2017

    Shock revelation May blocked EU nationals' right to stay is a "badge of shame"

    The Liberal Democrats have criticised Theresa May as "cold and heartless," following the shock revelation she blocked attempts to guarantee the right to stay for EU nationals immediately after the referendum.

    In a scathing editorial in the Evening Standard today, George Osborne revealed that "in the days immediately after the referendum, David Cameron wanted to reassure EU citizens they would be allowed to stay. All his Cabinet agreed with that unilateral offer, except his Home Secretary, Mrs May, who insisted on blocking it."

  • Article: Jun 22, 2017

    New homelessness cases in England have risen by by 48% and the numbers of families living in temporary accommodation is up 61%, according to government figures published today. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has blasted the Tories over the news and said it is 'stain on our nation's conscience.'
    Councils accepted 59,090 households as homeless and in 'priority' need of housing in 2016/17 - compared to 40,020 in 2009/10.

  • Article: Jun 22, 2017

    Today in the House of Commons the Rt Hon Ed Davey secured a commitment from the Home Secretary that the Commission for Countering Extremism would listen to voices from all communities who are willing to work with the Government to defeat extremism.

    Commenting after the statement in the chamber Ed Davey, the Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary said:

    "It is absolutely vital that the Government works with the communities most likely to be affected by counter extremism and de-radicalisation programmes. For all the good the Prevent strategy may have achieved it has been fatally wounded by the lack of trust the Muslim community has in it and the toxicity surrounding the brand.

    If we are determined to defeat violent extremism then we must be sure to work in partnerships with all communities who share our vision and not alienate the very communities that are likely to be able to offer the best intelligence and the strongest counter-narratives.

    The Liberal Democrats will follow the process of the establishment on the Commission for Countering Extremism to ensure it is inclusive and avoids making the same mistakes as the Prevent strategy."

  • Article: Jun 22, 2017

    Today the government announced the shortlist of bidders for the HS2 franchise, amongst them was a joint venture with Chinese company Guangshen Railway company and MTR. Commenting on the news Shadow Transport Secretary Jenny Randerson said:

    "Our vital infrastructure should not just be flogged off to the highest bidder.

  • Article: Jun 22, 2017

    Tim Farron will meet Liberal Prime Ministers and leaders in Brussels today to make the case for Britain's continued membership of the Single Market. Tim's discussions come after the Liberal Democrats tabled an amendment to the Queen's Speech, the first defeat on Queen's speech since 1924.
    Speaking in Brussels, Tim will say:

  • Article: Jun 21, 2017

    Donald Trump's state visit to the UK appears to have been shelved for at least two years after it was not included in the Queen's speech.

    Liberal Democrat Chief Whip Alistair Carmichael commented:

    "It took Theresa May just seven days to offer Donald Trump a state visit, it's taken her 145 days to officially postpone it.

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