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Liberal Democrats work all the year round on your behalf not just election time

  • Article: May 29, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have compiled the list of the biggest blunders of the Battle for Number 10 and the questions that May and Corbyn have failed to answer.

    Jeremy Corbyn:

    • Corbyn committed a whole new £3bn+ a year unfreezing working age benefits. There's nothing in his manifesto costings to uprate benefits. How is he paying for it?
    • He didn't answer the question on why someone who is worried about Brexit should vote for Labour over the Liberal Democrats.
    • Labour could have voted for unilateral rights for EU citizens to stay in the UK. They didn't. They voted for Article 50. Why didn't he stand up for the 3m EU citizens that call the UK their home?

  • CSREC Hustings Alloa - Iliyan Stefano ()
    Article: May 29, 2017
    By Stirling and Clacks Scottish Liberal Democrats

    Dr Iliyan Stefanov Scottish Liberal Democrat

    Thanks to the Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CSREC) for organising a hustings in the Alloa Town hall tonight a crowd of about 50 people attend. The format of the event was that each candidate made their pitch followed by questions from the audience. Unfortunately some of these were clearly an opportunity to make speeches and the chair had to ask several folk to come to the point. He also humourlessly defused some of the hecklers.

  • Article: May 29, 2017

    Increasingly people are saying that the Liberal Democrats are now the only genuinely pro-business party. Over fifty business leaders recently signed a letter to The Times endorsing the Lib Dems1 and the party has published a manifesto specifically aimed at entrepreneurs (you can read that here).

    And one business sector more than any other is turning to the Liberal Democrats - the Tech community - reflecting a passionate commitment to free trade, freedom of movement and an open, inclusive and tolerant society.

  • Article: May 29, 2017

    The Tories seem to think - if we ignore any difficult question - we don't have to tell the public the truth. If they cannot tell us even the most basic things why should we trust them at all.

    Theresa May seems to be hiding their real agenda from the public.

    The Tories cannot tell us anything about their plans and they are doing it on purpose. They hope to secure a colossal majority and then to take the country for a ride. We cannot let this happen - our schools, hospitals and social care are at risk

  • Article: May 29, 2017

    Willie Rennie has used a campaign visit in Edinburgh, with the aid of a De Lorean car, to highlight an SNP postcard that features the unfinished Queensferry Crossing.

    Speaking on the visit, Mr Rennie said:

    "It is back to the future with the SNP and their relentless campaign for another divisive referendum on independence.

  • Article: May 29, 2017

    It comes after Amber Rudd said the Conservatives did not know what a future cap on social care costs would be, while refusing to rule out that it could be as high as £200,000 or £300,000.

    The analysis reveals that:
    • If a cap was introduced at £200k, the costs of care for those with long-term conditions could wipe out over half of the value of an average family home

  • Article: May 29, 2017

    The Schengen Information System (SIS II) is an EU-wide database on organised criminal and terrorist suspects across 28 countries, including 35,000 people wanted under a European Arrest Warrant. It includes alerts on suspected 'foreign fighters' - people who have travelled to Syria and elsewhere to fight for ISIS.

  • Article: May 28, 2017

    Under Theresa May's proposals, many would end up paying far more for their care. Families deserve to know now what the Dementia Tax will mean for their homes, finances and relatives. The Liberal Democrats will keep campaigning to scrap the Dementia Tax and ensure no-one has to worry about catastrophic costs to pay for their care.

  • Article: May 26, 2017

    Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, has launched a national movement calling on people, irrespective of their party affiliation, to stop the Conservatives' planned Dementia Tax.

    It comes alongside Liberal Democrat research that reveals that across England, 9 out 10 homes could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May's Dementia Tax.

  • Article: May 26, 2017

    An announcement by the Labour Party that it would invest £45bn in the NHS and social care over five years as well as protect pensions could be rendered meaningless by Brexit, Liberal Democrats have said.

    Treasury analysis from 2016 estimated that the form of Brexit supported by the Labour and Conservative parties - a negotiated bilateral agreement as opposed to membership of the single market - would rob public services of £36bn EACH YEAR. A botched Brexit could cost the Exchequer up to £45 billion a year. The government has neither formally rejected this analysis nor commissioned new figures since the referendum.