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EU-UK security treaty set to fail unless May drops opposition to ECJ

The simple fact is that the proposed EU-UK security treaty is likely to fail unless Theresa May drops her opposition to the European Court of Justice.

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We need new environmental watchdog to uphold green laws post-Brexit

Today at #LDConf we have called for the setting up of a tough new watchdog to protect the environment from threats posed by Brexit.

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May must use Florence speech to guarantee rights of EU nationals

Theresa May must use her speech next week in Florence to change course and unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU nationals, to prevent a 'Brexodus' of thousands of nurses and teachers working in Britain’s schools and hospitals.

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Theresa May will miss Paris climate change targets

In a motion passed today at our Autumn conference, we have called on the government to set a global example by bringing forward Britain’s climate targets ten years from 2050 to 2040.

As part of the motion, we have also condemned, in the strongest possible terms, President Trump’s climate change denial and his decision to withdraw the US from the...

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May must face down Boris, the Poundland Trump

Boris Johnson is on manoeuvres, which means everyone else should take cover.

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Q&A - How conference works

Q: Who runs conference?

Conference is run by the Federal Conference Committee (FCC). FCC decide on what motions to debate, how long they are debated for and even where Conference is held. Members are elected every 3 years by a ballot of all party members. If ever enough members were to disagree with a decision that FCC has made, they can appeal...

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Cable: Rise in interest rates would hurt indebted households

The Bank of England's nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee voted today by 7-2 to keep interest rates on hold at 0.25%, amid sluggish growth and a squeeze on household spending.

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Read Vince Cable's full speech on inequality from the 6th September

Read Vince Cable's full speech to the Resolution Foundation on Inequality here:

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Vince Cable: Inequality is threatening our future

Vince Cable will today make a major speech warning of the dangers of inequality arguing that if the problems we face today are not addressed then our country risks tearing itself apart.

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Vince Cable – Eid al-Adha Message

Eid al-Adha presents us with an opportunity to reflect upon our duty and responsibility to one another, through acts of generosity and compassion. These values are at the core of Islam’s message and are principles which resonate and align with the Liberal Democrat principles of equality and unity.

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