Disgrace that Britain refusing to help child refugees

The Liberal Democrats have urged the government to play its part in resettling refugees, in particular unaccompanied children, in an emergency motion at their Autumn Conference.

The demand comes as Theresa May addresses a special UN meeting on migration in New York. Yesterday the Prime Minister resisted calls to take in more vulnerable refugees from Syria.

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Tories turning lights off on green economy

Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Spokesperson Lynne Featherstone has accused the Conservatives of trashing the coalition government’s green legacy, including by slashing subsidies for renewable energy while spending billions subsidising Hinkley Point.

The Government’s own impact assessment has predicted up to 19,000 job losses in the wind and solar sector.

The Liberal Democrats are debating a package of measures to new green industrial strategy at their conference in Brighton.

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Willie Rennie's speech to Liberal Democrat conference

This afternoon, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie will give a conference speech on how the party will provide a progressive alternative to the Conservatives and SNP, the "terrible twins of divisive politics."

Willie Rennie will say:

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Supporting the Single Market not ‘Free Trade Dogma’

Tim Farron has rejected Jeremy Corbyn’s suggestions that supporting continued membership of the Single Market is ‘Free Trade Dogma’, saying that free trade is vital to our economy and to millions of jobs.

He also called on Liam Fox to apologise for calling businesses too ‘lazy’ to export, and said that neither Labour not the Conservatives are now willing to stand up for business.

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£45 billion housebuilding boost

Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Baroness Susan Kramer has called for a 45 billion pound investment in house-building, enough to build and additional 150,000 homes a year for five years.

This would form part of a wider fund to deliver on the infrastructure the country desperately needs - on roads, rail, broadband, schools and hospitals.

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Susan Kramer's speech to Liberal Democrat conference

Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Susan Kramer will this morning deliver a speech to party conference on building an economy fit for the future, attacking the Conservatives for only standing up for the wealthy elite and Labour for failing to offer a credible economic alternative.

Full text of Susan Kramers' speech below

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Referendum on Brexit deal backed by Lib Dem members

Liberal Democrat members have overwhelmingly endorsed the party’s plan to offer the British people a referendum on the final Brexit deal negotiated by the Government.

This makes the Liberal Democrats the only party whose official policy is to continue campaigning for the UK to remain a member of the EU.

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Lib Dems oppose construction of new plant at Hinkley

The Liberal Democrats have denounced the construction of a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point.

The party voted at their conference in Brighton to oppose the construction of the new plant agreeing that represents very poor value for money for UK consumers.

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Lib Dems call for review into legal aid cuts

The Liberal Democrats have called for an urgent review into the effect of cuts to the legal aid budget and increased court fees.

The changes have seen a rise in the number of people coming before the courts without being represented by a lawyer, as well as deterring individuals and small businesses from taking legal action.

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Kirsty Williams speech to Liberal Democrat Conference

Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams will launch an attack on grammar schools in a speech to Liberal Democrat conference this afternoon, insisting they will not be introduced under her watch in Wales. She also announced plans to double the early years pupil premium.

Full text of Kirsty Williams' speech below:

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