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"Last night, Parliament took back control."MPs insisted on a meaningful vote and dismissed Ministers' eleventh hour attempts to buy off the rebels."This is a momentous day for Parliament and a humiliating defeat for Theresa May."Now that MPs are to hav...
Jo Swinson MP said:"President Trump's divisive politics of hate is in direct conflict with British values."One of the prime minister's biggest political mistakes was to offer to roll out the red carpet for a man who wears his racism and misogyny like a...
The government has carried out impact assessments on policies ranging from songs from ice cream trucks to drain standards to the use of parody in comedy yet still hasn't produced any on Brexit, Liberal Democrat research has revealed.This is quite liter...
After David Davis has been accused of misleading parliament, he must resign.David Davis needs to go. He has mislead parliament and under his leadership the Brexit department has turned incompetence into an art form.I am not one to call for ministerial ...
The sweep of four victories on 30 November means that the Liberal Democrats have gained seven council seats in November.The Liberal Democrats won all four of the council by-elections that were held last night, gaining seats from the Conservatives, Labo...
The Government has released a new rail strategy.Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:"Investment is to be welcomed at a time when the railways are struggling to cope with their greatest passenger numbers in nearly a century, but there is ...
The Liberal Democrats put into the public domain letters Abbott wrote to constituents announcing that she supports a referendum.Diane Abbott's letter stated"I will argue for the right of the electorate to vote on any deal that is finally agreed"But whe...
The Brexit divorce bill will just be the down-payment on an economically disastrous extreme Brexit that would take us out of the single market and customs union.Around£45 billion would appear to be the price Johnson and Gove et al are willing to pay fo...
President Trump has retweeted three anti-Muslim videos originally posted by the deputy leader of far-right group Britain First.The mask has yet again slipped, revealing the atrocious views of President Trump.It is incredibly dangerous for someone in hi...
A report by the Public Accounts Committee has criticised NHS England for its handling of the huge loss of clinical correspondence that put thousands of patients at risk.The report finds NHS England has not done enough to check that all of the estimated...
Britain is in a"spiral of ever-growing division"with a stark postcode lottery in social mobility, according to a damning report by the Social Mobility Commission today.The report uncovers a striking geographical divide with London and its surrounding a...
The government's refusal to publish its Brexit impact assessments is"completely untenable". Speaker John Bercow said he will respond promptly to any allegations of contempt of Parliament.This whole farce has descended into a scene straight out of Yes M...
The OECD's latest economic forecast shows the UK bucking the trend, and not in a good way.While the global economy is expected to gain momentum next year, growth in the UK will slow further because of Brexit-related uncertainty, which will drive invest...
David Davis has written to the Brexit Committee admitting the impact assessments they are being provided with, won't contain anything that might be commercially sensitive.Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse, who sits on the Brexit Committee, commented:"T...
Speaking at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong today, Paddy Ashdown, former Leader of the Liberal Democrats, will warn that the rising power of China will come into conflict with the United States as they falter under Trump.He predicts that t...
The government should consider issuing temporary one-year 'vindaloo visas' to Asian chefs to help solve the British curry crisis.The government itself has warned that curry restaurants could soon be closing at a rate of four a week, with further claims...
Army numbers have fallen by over 2,000 since the Conservative 2015 Manifesto pledge to keep troop levels above 82,000, analysis by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.The most recent figures show the number of full-time trained troops now stands at 77,4...
Kate Hoey seems to think other people should pay for the mess she and other leading Brexiteers have caused.This is completely delusional. You'd expect this from UKIP but not a Labour MP.Jeremy Corbyn must condemn these irresponsible and divisive remark...
The combination of falling apprenticeship starts and restricted access to skilled labour after Brexit will cripple the Industrial Strategy.What is being announced today is not much more than a reinvention of the wheel. We've had an industrial strategy ...
Speaking on the Today programme, Australian trade minister Steve Cobbio criticised the government's post-Brexit trade plans to split food import quotas between the UK and the EU.Listen to the report:Yet again the government has been warned that isolati...