Immigration detention must be absolute last resort

The Liberal Democrats have criticised the Conservative government following today's Supreme Court judgment, which found that five asylum seekers had been unlawfully detained. The Liberal Democrats are committed to making immigration detention an absolute last resort.


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Trump to profit from Brexit Britain

Following the release of a document laying out the details of talks involving UK and US officials regarding a post-Brexit trade deal, Liberal Democrat Shadow Brexit Secretary Tom Brake said:


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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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