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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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1 in 2 local authorities to see cuts to per pupil funding this year

• 83 of 150 local authorities in England will see per pupil funding fall in in real terms during 2017-18, i.e. once inflation is taken into account.

• England as a whole will see spending per spending per pupil fall by £29 (0.65%) in real terms.

• Local authorities with some of the worst school results in England, including Blackpool,...

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Ed Davey: Rise in violent crime shows May failing to back Britain's police

Knife crime was up 26% year-on-year, while overall crimes increased by 13%. 

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Retail sales fall as shop prices see biggest rise in five years

Meanwhile, prices in the shops increased by 3.3% compared to last year, the largest annual rise since March 2012.

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Labour's blank cheque on Brexit was cashed in six months ago

"Labour's Brexit blank cheque was cashed in by Theresa May six months ago, after Labour MPs were ordered to vote through Article 50 with no conditions.

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Jo Swinson responds to Social Mobility Commission report on low pay

“This report shows that a whole section of society are being failed by this government and remain permanently trapped in low-paid work.

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The Government must listen after UC defeat

Liberal Democrat Work and Pensions spokesperson Stephen Lloyd MP said:
"The government has shown contempt for parliament by yet again seeking to ignore votes that happen to be inconvenient. Parliamentary votes are meant to matter, this is not a debating society.

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Theresa May has used citizens as bargaining chips

These are empty, hypocritical words from Theresa May.  EU citizens, many in a state of panic, who have already waited 15 months to have their rights protected, will be deeply disappointed. 

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Vince Cable: Theresa, EU nationals are not bargaining chips

This morning, Theresa May has penned an open letter on her Facebook page on EU Citizens Rights. Unfortunately, the message is a huge disappointment.

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