Lib Dems launch plan to end rough sleeping in Bradford

The Liberal Democrats have today launched their plan to end rough sleeping within five years.

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Barnier comments show Johnson is lying to the country

Responding to reports that Michel Barnier has said securing a trade deal by December 2020 would be very difficult and that a no deal exit is still possible, Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary Chuka Umunna said:

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Lib Dem poster attacks Johnson for lying to Queen, Parliament and people

The Liberal Democrats will today unveil a poster attacking Boris Johnson for lying to the Queen, Parliament and the people.

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Lib Dems to give gig workers 20% increase to minimum wage and greater protections

A Liberal Democrats Government would increase the minimum wage by 20 per cent for zero-hour contract employees and introduce a raft of policies to create a working environment that protects employees.

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Lib Dem policies would mean 600,000 fewer children in poverty

A report by the Resolution Foundation has found the Liberal Democrats' policies would mean 600,000 fewer children in poverty by 2023-24, making it the most progressive of the three main parties.

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Lib Dems announce war on plastics

Today the Liberal Democrats will set out a raft of policies as part of a radical plan to end the UKā€™s addiction to plastic.

These policies include:

  • Requiring all retailers to reduce the amount of plastics and non-recyclable packaging they use
  • Implementing a deposit return scheme
  • Ending plastic exports abroad by 2030

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Ivan Rogers exposes Johnson's Brexit plan as a sham - warning the UK is headed for a no-deal Brexit in 2020

The UK's former Ambassador to the EU Ivan Rogers has given a speech today criticising Boris Johnson's ā€œdiplomatic amateurism" and warning the UK is headed for a no-deal Brexit in 2020.

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Lib Dems will expand vital 'Blue Belt' network

The Liberal Democrats have announced that they would expand the 'Blue Belt' of Marine Protected areas to cover at least 50% of the UK's territorial waters, including overseas territories, by 2030.

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Lib Dems respond to Shelter report on private renters spending Ā£11bn more than they can afford

Responding to a Shelter report that found Englandā€™s private renters are paying out Ā£11 billion more a year on rent than they can afford, Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson Tim Farron said:

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Tory Childcare Provision Just Ā£1 Per Child

The Conservative Party have set out in their manifesto that if elected, they would spend Ā£250 million a year on expanding childcare provision for primary school children after school and in the school holidays.

However, the latest Government estimate is that there are 4,727,090 pupils in state-funded primary school meaning that the Conservativesā€™ announcement is worth a meagre Ā£1.02 per pupil per week.

This is also equivalent to just 16 minutes additional childcare a week.

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