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Clegg calls on ASEM to speak with one voice on Burma

"When Asian and European leaders meet on Monday in Brussels, the U.K. will be calling for us to speak with one voice against the gross mistreatment of the Burmese people."

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Yarl’s Wood closure a sign of Lib Dem influence in Government, says Brake

"I am proud to be in a party which will end the cruelty of child detention," says Tom Brake.

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New 111 service will be better than NHS Direct - Burstow

Liberal Democrat Health Minister Paul Burstow says the new NHS 111 service will benefit patients. The Coalition Government announced the intention to establish NHS 111 in the Health White Paper in July. The new service is being piloted in four areas before being rolled out in 2013.

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Burstow welcomes extra funding for cancer drugs

"We are determined to improve access to innovative cancer drugs that are clinically effective. For many families these drugs can make a critical difference buying valuable time and quality of life."

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Lib Dem minister sets out plans to extend flexible working rights

"This immediate change will give parents of all children, regardless of age, the same right to request flexible working."

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Chris Huhne welcomes energy cuts challenge

"Making a 10% reduction in emissions in just one year needs all departments to make a contribution and in particular staff need to play their part in building a greener government."

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Simon Hughes: One speech won’t wash away Ed Miliband’s record

“Labour can’t claim to have moved on until its policies and votes in Parliament reflect the seriousness of the mistakes Labour made and the problems they left.”

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IMF backs Coalition’s economic plans

“The IMF’s strong backing of the Government’s economic plans shows that the Coalition’s approach to sorting out the economic mess we inherited is the right one."

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Simon Hughes comments on the election of Ed Miliband

“I want warmly to congratulate Ed Miliband on becoming the new Labour leader. It is good to hear that he intends to practise a new politics of working across party boundaries in the national interest."

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Nick Clegg launches Lib Dems Abroad

“In response to requests from our many supporters overseas and reflecting the Party’s internationalist outlook, we have decided to set up a new organisation called Liberal Democrats Abroad to connect with our members and supporters living overseas."

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