PAPER: Food, Drink and Brexit

In his third Brexit challenge paper, Nick Clegg lays out the potential challenges facing the UK's food and drink industry after Brexit.

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Tomorrow's Workforce Today - Tackling the Digital Skills Gap

key_rma.pngAt their Autumn Conference this year, the Liberal Democrats welcomed business leaders and experts from multiple sectors to a roundtable discussion focused on the digital skills gaps in today's workforce. The discussion was attended by a diverse set of businesses from sectors including tech, energy, banking and construction; and was hosted by Jack Barmby, Founder and CEO of Customer Service Solutions business FM Outsource.

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A government that insults 16 million of its citizens is not fit to unite the country

Speaking in today's Brexit debate in the House of Commons, Liberal Democrat European Union spokesperson Nick Clegg commented:

 

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Conservative rhetoric on Europe putting vital infrastructure at risk

Long-term EU loans for vital infrastructure projects across the UK are being put at risk due to the Conservative government’s divisive rhetoric and failure to plan properly for Brexit, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron has warned.

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Hospitals crumble as Government funds are cut

The Government have cut NHS building funding by £17.4 million over the last year and have been attacked by the Liberal Democrats for letting hospitals crumble. Norman Lamb has blasted the Government to ‘turning our hospitals into health risks’.

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Andrew Lomas: Why I left Labour and joined the Liberal Democrats

Up until a few days ago, Andrew Lomas was a Labour Councillor in Kensington and Chelsea. He'd stood for Council, for Parliament, been a deputy group leader. Now, he's joined the Liberal Democrats - find out why here:


 

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3 things Theresa May could do to make her actions match her rhetoric

Theresa May talked a lot about helping ordinary working people, yet she said nothing about reversing the most damaging legacies of her predecessor since last May.

The Liberal Democrats have set out three things Theresa May should do to live up to her rhetoric: abandoning the cap on public sector pay, reversing cuts to universal credit and reversing the tax hike on insurance.

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Theresa May used to criticise the nasty party – now she is leading it

Theresa May used to criticise the nasty party’ – now she is leading it.

Regardless of the rhetoric, the Conservatives have moved to the right. The Prime Minister’s words about a pitch to the centre-ground are utterly divorced from her party’s actions over the last few days. The Conservatives are reckless, divisive and uncaring. They are the fence-building, snooping-on-your-emails, foreign-worker-listing party and that is something that most people will be revulsed by.

Each of the major announcements from her Party’s Conference will make Britain a less open, less tolerated less united place. They are the actions of a Nasty Party willing to play on prejudice for their own ends. Theresa May used to criticise the Tory Party for this approach, now she is leading it.

Here are 10 times that Tories have been the ‘nasty party’ this week:

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Government plan on foreign workers is nasty and should be binned

Commenting on plans unveiled by the government that businesses will be forced to reveal how many foreign staff they employ, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:

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8 reasons the Conservatives are no longer the party of business

The Conservative Party has long claimed to be the Party of businesses -but, their track record since May 2015 shows that they are now anything but.

Brexit represents a massive threat to businesses and jobs, but Theresa May’s Government keep sending mixed messages about vital trade relationships and our Membership of the Single Market.

But it’s not just Brexit that’s undermining the Conservative’s claim to be the party of business. By putting in place new and unnecessary taxes and failing to tackle the real concerns of hundreds of thousands of business across the UK their agenda that is harming businesses ability to grow.

Here’s 8 reasons why the Conservatives are no longer the party of business:

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