Lib Dems call out Johnson duplicity on Iran Nuclear Deal

Responding to the Prime Minister's suggestion that the Iran nuclear deal should be replaced with a 'Trump deal', Ed Davey, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats said:


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Tories should be cutting emissions, not air passenger duty

Following the reports that the Conservative government is considering cutting air passenger duty on domestic flights as part of a plan to save regional airline Flybe from collapse, Liberal Democrat Transport spokesperson Munira Wilson said:


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Tories failing to keep people safe

Responding to the HM Inspectorate of Probation report, which has found that the National Probation Service (NPS) is hampered by staff shortages, stretched middle managers and poor facilities, Liberal Democrat Justice Spokesperson Daisy Cooper said:


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UK facing worst slowdown since aftermath of financial crisis

Responding to GDP figures which show the UK has had the lowest 12 month growth for 7 years, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:


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Lib Dems demand reform to protect High Street retailers

Responding to news that Beales Department Store may have to call in administrators, Sarah Olney MP, Liberal Democrat Business Spokesperson, said:


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Lib Dems demand statement on arrest of British ambassador to Iran

Responding to news that Iran broke international law in detaining the British Ambassador to Iran, Ed Davey, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats said:


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Govt must back Lib Dem bill for family reunion rights for child refugees

Responding to an NGO report calling for child refugees to be given the right to sponsor close family members to join them, the Liberal Democrats have urged the Government to support their bill that would do just that.


Without My Family, a report published today by Amnesty International, the Refugee Council and Save the Children, criticises the Conservative Government for “deliberately and destructively preventing child refugees from being reunited with their families”.

The Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill, tabled by Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Hamwee, would expand family reunion rights so that unaccompanied child refugees in the UK can sponsor close family members to join them.

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Fight against upskirting is far from over

Responding to data revealing that incidents of upskirting have been reported to the police at a rate of almost one a day since it became a specific sexual offence, Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse, who originally proposed the Bill, said:


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Nine prisons overcapacity by more than 50%

The Liberal Democrats have called on the Government to end “pointless” short prison sentences, as new official figures show that nine prisons are overcapacity by more than 50%.


The extent of overcrowding in prisons is revealed today in the Ministry of Justice’s latest Prison Population bulletin. It shows that, as of the end of 2019, there are 68 prisons in England and Wales (58%) where the number of prisoners exceeds capacity.

This includes nine prisons whose population exceeds capacity by more than 50%:

• Leicester
• Durham
• Swansea
• Wandsworth
• Lincoln
• Leeds
• Pentonville
• Preston
• Exeter

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Lib Dems continue to oppose dangerous Withdrawal Bill

Responding to the news that the Government's Withdrawal Agreement Bill has received it's Third Reading in the Commons, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson, Alistair Carmichael said:


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