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David Davis' Withdrawal Agreement Bill is not good enough

On the face of it, this seems like a major concession. But the reality is it simply isn’t good enough.

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Vince Cable's pre-budget speech

Liberal Democrat leader, Vince Cable, today set out the Liberal Democrat approach to the Budget. The full text is below.

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Jo Swinson: We must end period poverty

The advert, which forms part of a new campaign called ‘Blood Normal’, attempts to get rid of the embarrassment around the ‘Aunt Flo’ after a recent survey found that nine out of ten women attempt to hide the fact they are on their period, and 56% of girls said they would rather be bullied at school than talk to their...

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Vince Cable & Jo Swinson respond following cross party meeting on sexual harassment

The Liberal Democrats have agreed to cross party proposals which will see an independent grievance process, improved HR support, and the establishment of a cross-party working group to implement these changes.

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Ban on letting fees must not leave any loopholes for letting agents to exploit

Wera Hobhouse MP, Liberal Democrat Communities and Local Government Spokesperson, commented:

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Comments from Goldman Sachs boss shows threat of Brexit to our financial sector

Comments made today on Twitter by Goldman Sachs boss Lloyd Blankfein highlight very real concerns about the threat of Brexit to our financial sector.

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CO2 emissions hit record high

The government must take urgent action following a UN report warning that CO2 emissions have reached a record high.

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It's time for Amber Rudd to do her job and defend police from cuts

The Conservatives have savaged our police force – inflicting deep cuts that have left officers struggling to respond to crime and weakening their ability to protect our communities.

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Tom Brake responds to PM statement in Brussels

“The Prime Minister cannot say one thing in Brussels and another in Britain. She needs to face down the right-wing Brexiteers in her party in order to guarantee the talks actually move forward. Above all she still needs to protect citizens’ rights to ensure they are not a casualty of a no-deal Brexit, and the European Union must also do...

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UK facing "fly-tipping epidemic" with 1 million incidents in a year

• Local authorities in England recorded 1,002,154 cases of fly-tipping in 2016-17, up 7% on the previous year. This is equivalent to 114 every hour.

• The estimated cost to the taxpayer for clearing up fly-tipping was £58 million, up 16% on the previous year

• The number of prosecutions for fly-tipping fell by a quarter to 1,602, compared to...

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