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Lib Dem group with Vince Cable - narrow format

2019 Election Manifesto

  • brexit
    Article: Dec 5, 2019
    We're unwrapping the twelve biggest lies of Brexit!

    Here's the second deeply questionable statement, courtesy of Liam Fox.

    Turns out it hasn't been as easy as he promised 👇https://www.libdems.org.uk/12-lies-of-brexit

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    "The free trade agreement that we will have to do with the European Union should be one of the easiest in human history." - Liam Fox

  • Spelthorne Brexitometer
    Article: Dec 4, 2019

    On Saturday David Campanale went out and asked people what they thought about Liberal Democrat policies in general and Brexit in particular. The overwhelming response was that Brexit and Boris Johnson would be bad for all of us.

    We all know that if the referendum were to be held again there would be a majority for wanting to stay in the EU, now we know what leaving really means. This is why the Tories and Brexit Party are so against another vote. Their definition of democracy is to ask a vague question and then claim everyone voted for whatever deal they have cooked up.

  • Voting LD to Stop Brexit
    Article: Dec 2, 2019

    Welcome to the 'Twelve Lies of Brexit', where we will be unwrapping the biggest porkies told by senior Leave politicians.

    Let's start with the obvious:

    1. The lie on the side of a bus

    Perhaps the most famous of the Brexit lies, Boris Johnson championed an outlandish, fraudulent promise on the side of his Vote Leave bus in 2016.

    Article: Nov 30, 2019

    Every child deserves the best start in life.

    That's why children's charities have asked every party leader how their policies will help children and generations to come.

    Here are five things the Liberal Democrats will do to build a brighter future for every young person:

    1. Stop Brexit

    Brexit is a disaster for our young people. It limits our ambitions and our horizons.

  • police officers
    Article: Nov 30, 2019
    By Brian Paddick

    Too many people feel unsafe in their own homes and walking down their local streets. So many communities feel exposed and vulnerable.

    The Conservatives' cuts to police numbers have contributed to a rise in violence and decimated community policing. 47% of people say they never see police foot patrols, up from 30% in 2014-15.

  • Jo Swinson vote (Lib Dems .org)
    Article: Nov 28, 2019

    The UK has the fifth largest economy in the world, but one in five of us lives in poverty.

    Yet instead of addressing inequality, the Tories' heartless welfare policy has led to soaring levels of poverty across the country.

    That's why Jo Swinson's Liberal Democrats have come up with a bold plan to tackle inequality across the UK. As the Resolution Foundation recognises, Liberal Democrats have the most progressive manifesto of all the major parties, focused on ensuring everyone has the same opportunities regardless of where they come from.

  • boris
    Article: Nov 28, 2019
    By Jo Swinson

    "Boris Johnson only cares about Boris Johnson."

    When I meet children and teenagers in schools, they often ask me what you need to be good at to become a politician.

    And my answer is always this:

    Being able to write a press release and understand legislation is important for the job. But you can learn all of that.

  • 6. Environment
    Article: Nov 27, 2019
    By Keith Melton

    The Green Liberal Democrats are the environmental conscience of the party, and their website is devoted to things environmental. We thought, therefore, that it would be a good place to promote just the environmental bit of the manifesto for you to have a closer look in detail. So, if the environment is your "thing", you will find our plans here to tackle the environmental crises that we face.

  • Ban Plastic Waste ()
    Article: Nov 27, 2019

    The UK produces 2.26 million tonnes of plastic packaging every year.

    Less than half of this is being recycled.

    The Conservatives claimed they will cut plastic pollution. They announced a deposit return scheme in 2018, but it is currently due to be implemented by 2023.

    In reality, all the Tories have done is try to get headlines with piecemeal bans on straws and stirrers.

  • Tropical fish.
    Article: Nov 26, 2019

    "We will put the UK at the heart of global efforts to protect our marine environment."

    Our marine environment is in crisis. Programmes like the BBC's Blue Planet 2 have revealed the scale of the threat.

    The world's beloved marine species like whales and turtles face numerous threats. Plastic pollution, over-fishing, high volumes of shipping traffic, and rising temperatures are but a few.

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