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National Politics

  • Article: Jun 1, 2017

    Theresa May stated in a speech last year that "Remaining inside the European Union does make us more secure, it does make us more prosperous and it does make us more influential beyond our shores" (25 April 2016, link)

  • Article: May 31, 2017

    LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May could lose control of parliament in Britain's June 8 election, according to a projection by polling company YouGov, raising the prospect of political deadlock just as formal Brexit talks begin.

    In stark contrast to opinion polls that have until the past week shown May on course for a big win in the snap election she called, the YouGov model suggested May would lose 20 seats and her 17-seat working majority in the 650-seat British parliament.

  • Article: May 28, 2017

    The refusal of the Conservatives to tell us what the cap on social care costs will be shows they are holding the public in contempt. Theresa May must stop flip-flopping and do what her party had committed to, implement a £72,000 cap on care. Conservative plans for a dementia tax are cruel and not properly thought through. It shows Theresa May is taking people for granted. The Liberal Democrats will keep campaigning to scrap the Dementia Tax and ensure no-one has to face catastrophic costs to pay for their care. People who want to support us should back our campaign at dementiatax.org.uk.

  • Article: May 22, 2017

    Over 50 of Britain's leading business figures and entrepreneurs - including the founder of Ebookers, Dinesh Dhamija, co-founder of Innocent Drinks Richard Reed and businesswoman Nicola Horlick - have backed the Liberal Democrats today as the only UK party campaigning to stay in single market. In a letter to The Times, the business figures write that leaving the single market would be "destructive to the British economy," and that the Liberal Democrats are "the only party speaking for business and the majority of Britons on the key issue at this election."

  • Article: May 20, 2017

    Nick Clegg, former Liberal Democrat Deputy Prime Minister and architect of the free school meals programme, has reacted angrily to a report showing that 900,000 poor children will by hit Conservative plans on free school meals. Theresa May was dubbed the "lunch snatcher" by Liberal Democrats in the wake of the Conservative manifesto launch.

  • Article: May 20, 2017
  • Article: May 15, 2017

    Lib Dems respond to

    Today Patrick O'Flynn, UKIP's Spokesperson on the Economy, said: "we could I think be forgiven for finding it galling that the ever-pragmatic Tory party has lately donned so many of our clothes"

    This statement comes as a poll finds that people think the Conservatives are more right-wing than UKIP.

  • Article: May 15, 2017


    Young people's wishes have been swept under the rug since the EU referendum when 75% voted to remain. At a time of monumental political change, many feel hurt, ignored and powerless. The Liberal Democrats will not allow young people's pro-European aspirations to go unnoticed. Their priorities must be our priorities. This General Election is a chance to change the direction of our country. Register to vote now and have your say.

  • Article: May 14, 2017

    The Conservatives tried to ban workers from striking and were blocked by the Liberal Democrats in government. It's clear they aren't the party of workers' rights and that you can't trust them to care about you and your family. Theresa May knows the bad Brexit deal she is pursuing will harm workers' living standards and jobs for many years to come, but she doesn't care. The Liberal Democrats are the only party that can challenge Theresa May and stand up for you.

  • Article: May 14, 2017

    These measures include cash incentives for new STEM graduates who join up, and a new "careers for heroes" scheme to pay for the full cost of further and higher education for Armed Forces personnel who have served for twelve or more years. These ambitious policies have been announced on the same day that the Liberal Democrats have committed to the NATO target of 2% defence spending. Liberal Democrats believe in a strong, credible UK Armed Forces which is properly equipped and trained for the challenges and threats we face in the 21st century.