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  • Vince Cable
    Article: Sep 24, 2017

    9,832 EU nationals left the NHS between 30 June 2016 and 30 June 2017, figures published by NHS Digital today have revealed. This is an increase of 22% on the previous year, and up 42% on two years earlier.

    In total 3,885 nurses, 1,794 doctors and 1,518 support staff from the EU left the NHS between June 2016 and June 2017.

  • NHS Logo
    Article: Sep 21, 2017

    Official statistics released by the NHS show that EU doctors and nurses are leaving the Health Service in record numbers and that the rate of departures is increasing. Research by the British Medical Association indicates that 4 in 10 EU doctors are considering leaving the UK and a further 25% are unsure on their future after the referendum.

  • Liberal democrat rosette
    Article: Sep 21, 2017

    This Party Political Broadcast is like no other that you have seen. Please watch it, enjoy it and then think about what it has said.

    Link to Liberal Democrat Party Political Broadcast

  • Article: Sep 20, 2017

    The effects of Brexit are already being felt.

    The value of the pound has plummeted.

    Inflation has risen. Growth in the economy has slowed, and the government is already borrowing billions more to fill the gap in lost tax revenue.

    Growth in the economy has slowed, and the government is already borrowing billions more to fill the gap in lost tax revenue.

  • Article: Sep 20, 2017

    The IFS has demolished Boris Johnson's repeated claim that Brexit will lead to an £350m for the NHS.

    In a letter to The Times, the IFS's deputy director Carl Emmerson points out that overall Brexit is actually set to damage the public finances and lead to "net fiscal loss."

    This is a point made by the Office for Budget Responsibility forecast and adopted by the government.

  • Brexit Euro&Union Jack
    Article: Sep 1, 2017

    On 18 July in Washington DC leading experts gathered at AEI (American Enterprise Institute) to discuss the challenges and opportunities of Brexit after the United Kingdom elections. Former Bank of England policy maker, economist and PIIE (Peterson Institute for International Economics) president Adam Posen - while stating he didn't at present foresee that a reversal on Brexit would happen - said that the United Kingdom's choice to introduce barriers with the European single market will damage Britain's economy.

  • Tom Brake (By Chris McAndrew - https://api20170418155059.azure-api.net/photo/bhDYT87s.jpeg?crop=CU_1:1&quality=80&download=trueGallery: https://beta.parliament.uk/media/bhDYT87s, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=61321850)
    Article: Aug 31, 2017

    Commission President Juncker this morning described Britain's Brexit position papers as "unsatisfactory," while the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has warned the UK's ambiguity is delaying talks over a transition period and future trade deal.

    Chancellor Philip Hammond has reportedly warned the prime minister that failure to make significant progress in the negotiations by the end of the year would trigger a business exodus.

  • Article: Aug 25, 2017

    Only 4,600 international students overstayed their visas last year, less than a twentieth of the previous estimates of 100,000, official figures released today have revealed.

    For the first time figures have been published based on exit checks from UK ports, showing that 97 per cent of foreign students left the UK after finishing their studies.

  • Riseinemigrationeucits.PNG
    Article: Aug 25, 2017

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    Quarterly migration data published today by the Office for National Statistics show another significant rise in EU citizens leaving the UK, up 33,000 to 122,000.

    Rise in EU citizen emigration - full source data from the ONS can be found here.

    These figures show a deeply worrying Brexodus of EU citizens who have made the UK their home.

  • Lib Dem Europe image
    Article: Aug 19, 2017

    Are you aged between 16-26 and interested in learning more about the UK and its working partnerships with Europe? Or know someone who may be interested?

    Thanks to the Richmond in Europe Association, we are delighted to invite our members to apply to be one of the 80 delegate from France, Italy, the Czech Republic & the UK to join 20 German delegates in Konstanz, which lies on the Swiss border, to discuss the future of Europe.

    It is an unbelievable opportunity for our younger members & supporters to network with their contemporaries from across Europe in a beautiful setting for a worthwhile cause. And whats more, it is free!

    All you have to do is be available between the 1st - 7th November 2017 and contact the team either by email at richmondineurope@hotmail.com or by telephone on 0208 890 0202.

    For more information, click here to see the full brochure or to find out more about the association, visit https://richmondineurope.com/.

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