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Lib Dem group with Vince Cable - narrow format

  • Containers and trade
    Article: Dec 11, 2019

    The EU has never negotiated, signed and ratified a trade deal with a country in 11 months.

    Canada took seven years to strike its agreement with the EU. Given the scale of the problems that have to be negotiated, for example checks on the border, it's highly unlikely this will happen.

    Even the EU have distanced themselves from the idea it could be done in 11 months.

  • Stop Brexit
    Article: Dec 11, 2019

    "Johnson's Brexit lies have caused huge damage to our public services already."

    Boris's lie on the side of a bus was an even bigger whopper than we thought. Not only does Brexit not mean an extra £350 million a week for the NHS...

    In reality, it means £350 million a week less.

    And that's before we've even left.

  • Brexit lies
    Article: Dec 11, 2019

    "I think most of the work has already been done. We already start from a position where the EU and the UK is aligned, we're agreed on all the key principles." - Sajid Javid

    Here, Sajid Javid is continuing the narrative that getting a free trade agreement with the EU will be the easiest thing in the world. It won't be.

  • World on fire climate change 2
    Article: Dec 9, 2019
  • £800 tax cut for 24m workers (Stirling and Clacks Scottish Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Dec 9, 2019

    Workers' rights would be even further watered down in Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement when compared to May's. This phrase of 'no regression' replaced an entire section of May's deal, which was dedicated to protecting workers' rights. But this is exactly what Johnson wants.

    The economic argument for Brexit, put forward by Johnson, Farage and their financial backers is one of de-regulation.

  • Containers and trade
    Article: Dec 9, 2019

    "Within minutes of a vote for Brexit the CEO's of Mercedes, BMW, VW and Audi will be knocking down Chancellor Merkel's door demanding that there be no barriers to German access to the British market" - David Davis

    This is wrong on so many levels.

    David Davis is living in a Brexit fantasy land, and risking our future prosperity in the process.

  • Liberal Democrats demand better
    Article: Dec 9, 2019

    It's , and this one relates to the pottery industry.

    Turns out the former trade minister was guilty of a "proliferation of guff" when talking about the industry 👇https://www.libdems.org.uk/12-lies-of-brexit

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    Remaining in the Customs Union would mean pottery businesses would "go to the wall". - Former Trade Minister, Greg Hands

  • Better together in the EU
    Article: Dec 7, 2019

    "If we vote to leave then I think the union will be stronger" - Michael Gove.

    This is a completely indefensible argument.

    The Scottish Nationalist Party are calling for a new independence referendum, using the vote to leave the European Union as a way to drive their argument.

    This would be a disaster for Scotland, and the rest of the UK.

  • Do we work with and for the future? Or help the reactionaries cling to the past? (Jordan Richmond – Flickr Commons)
    Article: Dec 6, 2019

    Our country and our businesses deserve better than a choice between a hard Brexit under Johnson or the hard left under Corbyn.

    Both parties would damage businesses through their plans to end free movement and deprive our fast-growing businesses of the talent they need to compete globally.

    The Liberal Democrats are the natural party of business, with a clear plan to stop Brexit, save free movement and focus on addressing the real issues facing our economy.

    We will build a brighter future by securing the UK's place as a global research powerhouse, supporting our entrepreneurs, and creating good jobs in new and growing industries.

  • Boris Attack
    Article: Dec 6, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    There are just days to go until the UK goes to the polls in the 2019 general election. Now, more than ever, it's crucial that we stop Boris Johnson in his pursuit of a hard Brexit and a far-right Conservative government.

    If you weren't already convinced, here are just a few things Johnson would do to Britain if he manages to stay in No. 10 and why we must stop him.

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