Our article 50 red lines

 

This morning, I set out a red line on Article 50 and made clear that unless the government agrees to a referendum on the final Brexit deal, the party will vote against Article 50 in the House of Commons.

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Paddy Ashdown slams Theresa May over "shambolic" India visit

Paddy Ashdown today slammed Theresa May's hardline stance on immigration and her "shambolic" trip to India, as he accompanied the party's Richmond Park and North Kingston by-election candidate Sarah Olney to a curry restaurant in the constituency.

The pair spoke with the owner and head chef of the Roz Ana restaurant in Kingston about its problems recruiting chefs from abroad and the impact of Brexit on rising food prices.

 

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Lib Dem response to Stephen Phillips' resignation

Commenting on the resignation of Sleaford and North Hykeham MP, Stephen Phillips, Liberal Democrat Party President Sal Brinton said:

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Government lies on NHS funding hurts us all

A group of MPs say the government is being dishonest when they claim it is allocating an extra £10bn to the NHS in England over the next five years. Commenting on the news Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Norman Lamb said:

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Lib Dems successfully challenge Government’s pupil nationality database

Lord Storey, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson in the House of Lords, has forced the Government to back down from calling a vote to defend their recent changes to the school census. Lord Storey tabled a regret motion against the changes, introduced this year, which will require parents or teachers to submit information on whether children are born in the UK.

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Carney's departure means even more uncertainty for business following Brexit

Commenting on the decision of Mark Carney to leave the Bank of England in 2019, Lib Dem Shadow Chancellor, Susan Kramer, said:

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Government doing absolute minimum on Calais child refugees

Commenting on reports Theresa May has declined a request by Francois Hollande to take in more child refugees affected by the destruction of the Calais camp, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said:

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Sarah Olney selected for Richmond Park

 

Sarah Olney has been selected to contest the Richmond Park and North Kingston by-election for the Liberal Democrats.

An opinion poll has shown it is a two-horse race between local woman Sarah and Zac Goldsmith, the out-going Conservative Brexit MP whose resignation triggered the by-election. Sarah, an accountant and married mother of two, was selected at a meeting of the local party in Richmond today.

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Work Capability Assessment must be replaced by real-world test

Commenting on the announcement that the Government is to review the Work Capability Assessment, Liberal Democrat Shadow Work and Pensions Minister Cathy Bakewell said:

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Tim Farron Announces New Shadow Cabinet Appointments

Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has announced his new Shadow Cabinet team.

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