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  • Sal Brinton speaking at Lib Dem conference.
    Article: Jul 14, 2018

    On 23 June thousands of members and supporters of the Lib Dems joined over one hundred thousand marchers in the People's Vote demonstration to Parliament Square. Your Federal Board curtailed our meeting at HQ to come and join you, and it was a wonderful event! Vince spoke from the platform with strength and conviction, aided with the knowledge that our party is united in wanting both a People's Vote and an Exit from Brexit.

  • Article: Jul 13, 2018

    Donald Trump has claimed that the Conservatives' Brexit plan has killed off any chance of a UK-US trade deal.

    Donald Trump is an enemy of Britain. His vile views and wild outbursts make the whole world a more dangerous place.

    Like his terrible twin Boris Johnson he is consumed by self-obsession and self-promotion. And Trump has the cheek to nominate Johnson as our Prime Minister - in return I recommend ABD (anyone but Donald) for President of our American friends and allies.

  • Palace of Westminster.
    Article: Jul 12, 2018

    Today our MPs had an opposition debate in the House of Commons.

    We asked members and supporters of the Liberal Democrats to vote to decide what our opposition debate would be about: a final say on the Brexit deal, how we will fund the NHS into the future, and Trump's visit to the UK.

    The results of the vote were:

  • Theresa May.
    Article: Jul 10, 2018
    By Liberal Democrats

    Theresa May tried to portray strength as her Cabinet decamped to Chequers to review her Brexit plans. Rebels ministers were warned they would lose their official cars if they resigned, with taxis on standby to shuttle the disloyal back to London.

    This was May's moment to bring her Cabinet in line.

    For a moment, it appeared that May had managed to quietly stifle dissent. Then the dam broke.

  • Petition: Jul 10, 2018

    The Conservatives are making a mess of Brexit, and the Labour Leadership continue to support them.

    We have to extend 'Article 50' to make time for real talks to take place - and then give the people the final say on the Brexit deal.

    If it's not the right deal for Britain's future, then you should be able to reject it and remain in the European Union.

  • The union flag flying next to the EU flag.
    Article: Jul 10, 2018

    Bluntly, David Davis' resignation today makes it clear: this government is up a creek without a paddle.

    It is obvious to all - Brexiters and Remainers alike - that Theresa May cannot deliver on Brexit.

    This is the most important issue in a generation and the government has failed.

    "This Government is up s**t creek without a paddle"

  • Article: Jul 9, 2018

    Tom Brake MP

    Senior Lib Dem MP, Tom Brake, said "I'm running out of words to describe what a mess this Government is in. Chaos, disaray, turmoil, omnishambles."

    Bluntly, Davis Davies's resignation makes it clear: this government is up a creek without a paddle. It is obvious to all - Brexiters and Remainers alike - that Theresa May cannot deliver on Brexit.

    This is the most important issue in a generation and the government has failed.

    There's only one option for them now. Hand Brexit back over to the people to have the final say on the Brexit deal, and include the option to remain in the EU.

    Tom Brake continued "So my fellow Lib Dem MPs and I will be calling on the government to extend Article 50 today. Extending Article 50 will ensure enough time is available to pass a law for, and then hold a vote on, the final say on the deal. Or if the government insist on pushing on with the negotiations, it will buy some more time for real talks to take place. "

  • Vince -Brexit not worth it
    Article: Jul 9, 2018
    By Bryan Lewis

    The Brexit deal is a "mess" and "not workable" says Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable.

    He said he admired they way Theresa May had tried to "dilute" Brexit with the deal done at Chequers and "craft something that is acceptable to the largest number".

    But, he added: "David Davis made it very clear it is just not workable and if you look at the mechanics of it, it is something that is going to encourage smuggling, large scale bureaucracy and it will be very difficult to see how the European Union will accept it anyway.

  • House of Lords election
    Article: Jul 9, 2018
    By Bryan Lewis

    With 12 votes, the Earl of Devon won a by-election to replace Earl Baldwin of Bewdley in the House of Lords. Earl Baldwin of Bewdley - grandson of former PM Stanley Baldwin - was one of 92 hereditary peers in the chamber who owe their title and their place in Parliament to the family into which they were born. Hereditary peers in the House are divided into political groupings and Earl Baldwin was one of 31 crossbenchers.