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walesonline
The Welsh woman behind Cleggmaniafor whom “Cleggmania” came as no surprise at all. Polly Mackenzie, from Builth
The Welsh woman behind Cleggmania
walesonline / Posted 6 hours ago
for whom “Cleggmania” came as no surprise at all. Polly Mackenzie, from Builth Wells, is head of strategic policy for the Lib Dems and Nick Clegg’s chief speech-writer. And the former journalist, who is the party leader’s top adviser, told the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Chilcot Report will blame MI6 for 'dodgy dossier' on Iraq, says sourcepeople. There were very junior people taking responsibility for administrative
Chilcot Report will blame MI6 for 'dodgy dossier' on Iraq, says source
Daily Mirror / Posted 10 hours ago
people. There were very junior people taking responsibility for administrative roles,” the former minister said. Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said: “As well as politicians, spy chiefs and generals should be in for severe criticism in the... Read more
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Namibia Economist
If Labour won’t stand up for Remain voters, it’s time for a new partythis can be done while the capital is still wired into the rest of the country’
If Labour won’t stand up for Remain voters, it’s time for a new party
Namibia Economist / Posted 12 hours ago
this can be done while the capital is still wired into the rest of the country’s economy is unclear). But as welcome as the Lib Dem initiative is, it is not clear whether Mr Farron and his seven fellow MPs are the force needed to stand up to... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Anger after plans to close 43 children's centres across Hampshire given green lightpreviously pledged to raise money for a legal challenge but missed today's meet
Anger after plans to close 43 children's centres across Hampshire given green light
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 16 hours ago
previously pledged to raise money for a legal challenge but missed today's meeting through illness. Cllr Jackie Porter, Lib Dem spokeswoman for children, told the meeting that rising demand would require more staff, wiping out the council's... Read more
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Daily Star
Ganja vending machines planned for airport touristsand call the Idaho cops and admit to trafficking marijuana His stance caused r
Ganja vending machines planned for airport tourists
Daily Star / Posted 19 hours ago
and call the Idaho cops and admit to trafficking marijuana His stance caused raised eyebrows among MPs however. Many – including Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb – claimed to have watched the Oxford graduate smoke the green stuff while at top schoo... Read more
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Pendle Today
‘Hypocrisy’ row breaks out over Pendle new homes planscouncillors have expressed anger at the green field proposals, however, claimin
‘Hypocrisy’ row breaks out over Pendle new homes plans
Pendle Today / Posted 19 hours ago
councillors have expressed anger at the green field proposals, however, claiming that the Labour group supported by the Lib Dems, are selling off land and do not care about areas where they have no representation. Coun. Tommy Cooney said: “This... Read more
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express
Sturgeon refuses to rule out tax hikes to deal with financial fallout of BrexitFinance Secretary Derek Mackay said Scotland faced fresh public spending cuts a
Sturgeon refuses to rule out tax hikes to deal with financial fallout of Brexit
express / Posted 22 hours ago
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said Scotland faced fresh public spending cuts and established a contingency fund. Scottish Lib Dem leader yesterday asked Ms Sturgeon if she would use Holyrood's new "income tax powers to mitigate the effects of... Read more
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International Business Times
Brexit: We are not the country of Nigel Farage's Ukip, we were sold a false promise on the EU fight on a platform to take the UK back into the EU. As the other two parties
Brexit: We are not the country of Nigel Farage's Ukip, we were sold a false promise on the EU
International Business Times / Posted 23 hours ago
fight on a platform to take the UK back into the EU. As the other two parties fight amongst themselves, it falls to the Lib Dems to fight for our European future. If a majority of people vote for our party and other parties committed to the UK's... Read more
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birminghammail
Child poverty is 'challenge to Birmingham's political class' says city leadermeal city, particularly in our primary schools we will feed you”. Birmingham C
Child poverty is 'challenge to Birmingham's political class' says city leader
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
meal city, particularly in our primary schools we will feed you”. Birmingham Child Poverty Commission Opposition Tory and Lib Dem councillors have also backed the report. Conservative leader Robert Alden said it was important to meet the... Read more
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Daily Record
Legoland councillor left bricking it as he's told to report himself to watchdogat the council, who face £28million of cuts championed by Kitts-Hayes, were out
Legoland councillor left bricking it as he's told to report himself to watchdog
Daily Record / Posted yesterday
at the council, who face £28million of cuts championed by Kitts-Hayes, were outraged at the waste of public money. Former Lib Dem Kitts-Hayes, now an independent, later admitted he had made a “poor decision”. But after discussing the affair... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Lib Dem councillor found with "stomach churning" child porn spared prisonwould have gone to prison without the option." Osbourne was first elected to K
Lib Dem councillor found with "stomach churning" child porn spared prison
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
would have gone to prison without the option." Osbourne was first elected to Kingston Council in 1986 before serving as Lib Dem leader of the council between 1994 and 1997 before another decade-long stint from 2003. His 27-year career was left... Read more
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Bolton News
Councillors clash over planning enquiry rules — with fears it could turn into a 'farce'and that is why this is the area the review will focus on.” This statement pro
Councillors clash over planning enquiry rules — with fears it could turn into a 'farce'
Bolton News / Posted yesterday
and that is why this is the area the review will focus on.” This statement prompted an angry reaction from Tory, UKIP and Lib Dem Cllrs who said they believed a full enquiry must also involve members of the public and allow council officers to be... Read more
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Isle of Wight County Press
Surge in Isle of Wight Lib Dem membership after EU ReferendumIsle of Wight Lib Dem Nick Belfitt was among those campaigning to remain in the
Surge in Isle of Wight Lib Dem membership after EU Referendum
Isle of Wight County Press / Posted yesterday
Isle of Wight Lib Dem Nick Belfitt was among those campaigning to remain in the EU. LIB Dems on the Isle of Wight have seen a surge in membership following the Brexit vote. The party said 20 new members had signed up in three days — an increase in... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
BREXIT: Councillor's concerns for local economyhave on the local economy. In a letter to Oldham Council leader Jean Stretton,
BREXIT: Councillor's concerns for local economy
Saddleworth Extra / Posted yesterday
have on the local economy. In a letter to Oldham Council leader Jean Stretton, Councillor Sykes ­- leader of the Oldham Lib-Dem Group ­- outlined his concerns about what leaving the EU will mean for the council's finances. Councillor Sykes... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
BREXIT: Councillor's concerns for local economyhave on the local economy. In a letter to Oldham Council leader Jean Stretton,
BREXIT: Councillor's concerns for local economy
Oldham Chronicle / Posted yesterday
have on the local economy. In a letter to Oldham Council leader Jean Stretton, Councillor Sykes ­- leader of the Oldham Lib-Dem Group ­- outlined his concerns about what leaving the EU will mean for the council's finances. Councillor Sykes... Read more
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walesonline
Cardiff has U-turned on a major roadworks schemehad not had enough time to plan. Instead of works starting on July 4, they wil
Cardiff has U-turned on a major roadworks scheme
walesonline / Posted yesterday
had not had enough time to plan. Instead of works starting on July 4, they will now start on July 11.'Disappointing' Lib Dem Councillor Joseph Carter had said the "lack of notice is disappointing". His group leader Judith Woodman said "Less... Read more
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Newham Recorder
Lib Dem candidate withdraws from Forest Gate North by-election The Liberal Democrat candidate for Forest Gate North in the upcoming by-elect
Lib Dem candidate withdraws from Forest Gate North by-election
Newham Recorder / Posted yesterday
The Liberal Democrat candidate for Forest Gate North in the upcoming by-election has withdrawn from the running for personal reasons. The Newham Lib Dems released a statement last... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Steve Brine under fire for Brexit switchructions in the Labour Party, it has derailed clarity over possible reorganisat
Steve Brine under fire for Brexit switch
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted yesterday
ructions in the Labour Party, it has derailed clarity over possible reorganisation of local government in Hampshire. The Lib Dems said they were seeing a membership boost in the last week. Cllr Martin Tod said 36 people had joined locally and... Read more
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metro
Ukip Lord 'calls for EU nationals to be used as hostages' in Brussels discussionis dead: UKIP MEP appeals to EU for help in libel case The comments were met w
Ukip Lord 'calls for EU nationals to be used as hostages' in Brussels discussion
metro / Posted yesterday
is dead: UKIP MEP appeals to EU for help in libel case The comments were met with cries of ‘shame’ from the House. The Lib Dem Lords Twitter account said the remarks amounted to using EU nationals as ‘hostages’. Social media users were roundly... Read more
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heraldscotland
Labour MSP calls for inquiry into undercover policing in Scotlandis rejected, then we must have a separate Scottish inquiry. "This position is
Labour MSP calls for inquiry into undercover policing in Scotland
heraldscotland / Posted 2 days ago
is rejected, then we must have a separate Scottish inquiry. "This position is supported by MSPs from the Labour, Green, Lib Dem and Conservative parties and SNP MPs at Westminster. "We cannot have it that Scotland and Scottish victims are the... Read more
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Gazette News
Barclays set to shut Colchester branchpointed existing customers to the branch in Colchester High Street. But the de
Barclays set to shut Colchester branch
Gazette News / Posted 2 days ago
pointed existing customers to the branch in Colchester High Street. But the decision had been questioned by Paul Smith (Lib Dem), Colchester councillor for St John's. He said: "It is a very long-standing bank and it has been considerably... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Petition over 777 homes plan on Leeds greenbelta tragedy to lose it especially when there’s so much brownfield land that needs
Petition over 777 homes plan on Leeds greenbelt
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 2 days ago
a tragedy to lose it especially when there’s so much brownfield land that needs developing first.” Coun Chris Townsley (Lib Dem/Horsforth), said: “To ignore the anger of local people and actually increase the size of the site is a slap in the... Read more
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Gazette
South Gloucestershire councillors to decide on devolution bid tonightof England support devolution, however, they oppose the current government deal
South Gloucestershire councillors to decide on devolution bid tonight
Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
of England support devolution, however, they oppose the current government deal on offer including a new 'metro mayor'. Lib Dem leaders Ruth Davis (South Gloucestershire), Dine Romero (Bath and North East Somerset), and Gary Hopkins (Bristol)... Read more
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The Register
Peter Gabriel-backed music startup goes titsup, takes £500k of your money with itinterventionist industrial policy, that was enthusiastically seized upon and la
Peter Gabriel-backed music startup goes titsup, takes £500k of your money with it
The Register / Posted 2 days ago
interventionist industrial policy, that was enthusiastically seized upon and later rebranded by the Coalition government. Lib Dem Business Minister Vince Cable took particular pride in the quango, which oversees a network of hubs and innovation... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Latest updates as coup mounts on Jeremy Corbyn and Tory candidates declareQuestions announcing the event had been cancelled. The email says it has been
Latest updates as coup mounts on Jeremy Corbyn and Tory candidates declare
Daily Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
Questions announcing the event had been cancelled. The email says it has been pulled “due to overwhelming public demand”. Lib Dem leader Tim Farron raises the theory that we might not leave the EU after all. It comes after a petition calling for... Read more
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Breitbart
PICS: Brexit Hate And Anti-Democracy At Pro-EU London ProtestLOL. She bought little star stickers and EVERYTHING Looks like the distractio
PICS: Brexit Hate And Anti-Democracy At Pro-EU London Protest
Breitbart / Posted 3 days ago
LOL. She bought little star stickers and EVERYTHING Looks like the distraction worked though… Trump is always watching. Lib Dem leader Tim Farron… exactly. Why does this woman have a Johnson? Children demand the will of the people is... Read more
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express
'We are European' shout anti-Brexit protesters as three million call for second referendumof attacks: You are welcome here." REUTERSPolice officers try to move a demons
'We are European' shout anti-Brexit protesters as three million call for second referendum
express / Posted 3 days ago
of attacks: You are welcome here." REUTERSPolice officers try to move a demonstrator outside the Houses of Parliament The Lib Dem leader, who has seen thousands join his party in the wake of the referendum, said: "The Leave campaign wanted to take... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Tory leadership contest: Who is favourite to become Prime Minister after the Brexit vote?May extends her lead over Johnson among Conservative voters - by a margin of 31
Tory leadership contest: Who is favourite to become Prime Minister after the Brexit vote?
Daily Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
May extends her lead over Johnson among Conservative voters - by a margin of 31 to 24 per cent. Labour and Lib Dem voters also think she's the best option, with 18 per cent of Labour voters and almost a third of Lib Dems backing her. Johnson's... Read more
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Aylesbury Today
‘My fight to speak out over HS2’A Lib Dem councillor is mounting a challenge after being told he is not allowed
‘My fight to speak out over HS2’
Aylesbury Today / Posted 3 days ago
A Lib Dem councillor is mounting a challenge after being told he is not allowed to speak at the House of Lords select committee hearings into HS2. Steven Lambert, who represents Aylesbury West on parish, district and county councils , says the... Read more
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Gazette News
Residents bemused by Pegasus crossing installed as part of 'Northern Gateway vision'been unable to provide a cost, but similar schemes elsewhere in the country cos
Residents bemused by Pegasus crossing installed as part of 'Northern Gateway vision'
Gazette News / Posted 3 days ago
been unable to provide a cost, but similar schemes elsewhere in the country cost in excess of £100,000. Martin Goss, the Lib Dem councillor for Colchester’s Mile End ward, said Essex County Council was pressured into the crossing by the... Read more
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Daily Record
Boris Johnson has just shown how bad he is at making predictions on economyadjustment? The Prime Minister who called the referendum, or the right honourab
Boris Johnson has just shown how bad he is at making predictions on economy
Daily Record / Posted 4 days ago
adjustment? The Prime Minister who called the referendum, or the right honourable member for Uxbridge who exploited it?” Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said: “Boris not turning up to a debate of this magnitude shows what a political pygmy this man... Read more
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birminghammail
Demand Brexit government replaces Birmingham's £300m EU fundingschemes also demands about £250 million EU funding for universities across the
Demand Brexit government replaces Birmingham's £300m EU funding
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
schemes also demands about £250 million EU funding for universities across the region is maintained by UK Government. The Lib Dem group has tabled the motion and will call on other parties to support it at the council’s monthly meeting on July... Read more
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Daily Record
Labour resignations Recap: Jeremy Corbyn clings on despite mass rebellion as cabinet disintegratesfor Corbyn. Cameron says it will be down to his successor to decide to either
Labour resignations Recap: Jeremy Corbyn clings on despite mass rebellion as cabinet disintegrates
Daily Record / Posted 4 days ago
for Corbyn. Cameron says it will be down to his successor to decide to either go to the country or to see out the term Lib Dem leader Farron says he accepts the referendum decision but vows to continue fight against it. “Scotland voted... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Brexit live: Cameron and Corbyn address rowdy House of Commons in first sitting since voteThis was raised in the Commons a few minutes ago by Lib Dem leader Tim Farron,
Brexit live: Cameron and Corbyn address rowdy House of Commons in first sitting since vote
Manchester Evening News / Posted 4 days ago
This was raised in the Commons a few minutes ago by Lib Dem leader Tim Farron, who inquired as to the whereabouts of the member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip. In response David Cameron says he has many responsibilities but accounting for the... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Oxfordshire Lib Dems call on Remain voters to oust Tories following EU splitOxford West and Abingdon MP Nicola Blackwood and "win back" her hotly-contested
Oxfordshire Lib Dems call on Remain voters to oust Tories following EU split
Oxford Mail / Posted 4 days ago
Oxford West and Abingdon MP Nicola Blackwood and "win back" her hotly-contested seat. Oxfordshire County Councillor and Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Banbury John Howson made his call to arms yesterday in a statement headed: "Campaign now... Read more
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express
NHS trust rehires bosses AFTER giving them a £1MILLION pay-offto reinvest about £10 million savings in pay costs into frontline services. Th
NHS trust rehires bosses AFTER giving them a £1MILLION pay-off
express / Posted 4 days ago
to reinvest about £10 million savings in pay costs into frontline services. This is crying out for reform Norman Lamb, Lib Dem health spokesman The trust, which covers Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, has been involved... Read more
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Daily Star
Child protection services failing children as estimated 320k kids at risk of abusefindings were disputed by campaigners who say that children are normally better
Child protection services failing children as estimated 320k kids at risk of abuse
Daily Star / Posted 5 days ago
findings were disputed by campaigners who say that children are normally better off in their parents’ care. Former Lib Dem MP John Hemming said: “There are plenty of cases in recent years where children in children’s homes have been... Read more
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express
Lib Dems cashing in on Labour turmoil as it declares THOUSANDS sign up after Brexit vote THE Liberal Democrats are cashing in on Labour and Tory turmoil as it declare
Lib Dems cashing in on Labour turmoil as it declares THOUSANDS sign up after Brexit vote
express / Posted 5 days ago
THE Liberal Democrats are cashing in on Labour and Tory turmoil as it declares thousands more people have signed up to the party after the EU... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Parliamentary fightback against Brexit on cardsthe referendum but would not give up. Farron’s view is backed up by Labour MP,
Parliamentary fightback against Brexit on cards
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 5 days ago
the referendum but would not give up. Farron’s view is backed up by Labour MP, David Lammy, who said he wanted to meet the Lib Dem leader to discuss the issue. “Economic disaster and the destruction of the union with Scotland loom,” Lammy said. “At... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Liberal Democrats call for ceasefire with Labour in Liverpool over fears Brexit could cost region £1bnas the city region considers the threat to losing up to £1bn of investment. Th
Liberal Democrats call for ceasefire with Labour in Liverpool over fears Brexit could cost region £1bn
Liverpool Echo / Posted 5 days ago
as the city region considers the threat to losing up to £1bn of investment. The call for co-operation came as Liverpool Lib Dem leader, Cllr Richard Kemp, made the case for the area to establish its own embassy in Brussels. He called for bold... Read more
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SKY News
Lib Dems Make EU Return An Election PledgeFarage, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove are already beginning to unravel, which
Lib Dems Make EU Return An Election Pledge
SKY News / Posted 5 days ago
Farage, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove are already beginning to unravel, which could leave voters feeling "betrayed". A Lib Dem spokesman said: "On £350m for the NHS, on immigration, it is clear that they will fail to deliver what people thought... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Lib Dems to pledge British return to EU in next general electionin a “howl of anger” at out-of-touch politicians, but must be given the chance
Lib Dems to pledge British return to EU in next general election
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 5 days ago
in a “howl of anger” at out-of-touch politicians, but must be given the chance to rethink the decision, according to the Lib Dem leader, Tim Farron. The cheap slogans of Ukip’s Nigel Farage and Tories Boris Johnson and Michael Gove are... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Lib Dem leader Tim Farron wants to take Britain back to EUwhen promises on the NHS and immigration are not delivered, the party said. Si
Lib Dem leader Tim Farron wants to take Britain back to EU
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 5 days ago
when promises on the NHS and immigration are not delivered, the party said. Since the shock referendum result, the Lib Dems have recorded thousands of voters signing up to become members. Mr Farron said he will make the case for the... Read more
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The New Statesman
John McDonnell "will never" stand for Labour leader and has a warning for rebelsout there's one thing they'll kick up a fuss about - Europe. As half of the na
John McDonnell "will never" stand for Labour leader and has a warning for rebels
The New Statesman / Posted 5 days ago
out there's one thing they'll kick up a fuss about - Europe. As half of the nation digested the facts of Brexitgeddon, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron stole the show with his refusal to discuss voter breakdown. He told the BBC: 'I accept the result,... Read more
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The New Statesman
Sacked Hilary Benn rules out standing for leadership but tells others "do the right thing"out there's one thing they'll kick up a fuss about - Europe. As half of the na
Sacked Hilary Benn rules out standing for leadership but tells others "do the right thing"
The New Statesman / Posted 5 days ago
out there's one thing they'll kick up a fuss about - Europe. As half of the nation digested the facts of Brexitgeddon, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron stole the show with his refusal to discuss voter breakdown. He told the BBC: 'I accept the result,... Read more
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Gazette
Civic centre saved but more staff to move to Yate under council savingsthere are only 312 dedicated parking spaces and concerns have been raised over
Civic centre saved but more staff to move to Yate under council savings
Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
there are only 312 dedicated parking spaces and concerns have been raised over where employees will park. Cllr Ruth Davis (Lib Dem, Yate) said: “We want to ensure there are not more parking problems. “There will be definitely a bit more traffic... Read more
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Scotsman
Sturgeon sets out strategy to keep Scotland in the EUa further layer of economic upheaval.” Sturgeon will make a statement at Holyr
Sturgeon sets out strategy to keep Scotland in the EU
Scotsman / Posted 5 days ago
a further layer of economic upheaval.” Sturgeon will make a statement at Holyrood on the situation on Tuesday. The Lib Dems have called for two days of debate to be set aside next week so MSPs can discuss the outcome of Thursday’s... Read more
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Bolton News
Lib Dems plan EU return platform for next electionwhen promises on the NHS and immigration are not delivered, the party said. Si
Lib Dems plan EU return platform for next election
Bolton News / Posted 6 days ago
when promises on the NHS and immigration are not delivered, the party said. Since the shock referendum result, the Lib Dems have recorded thousands of voters signing up to become members. Mr Farron said he will make the case for the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Lib Dems plan EU return platform for next election Tim Farron said voters backed Brexit in a 'howl of anger' at out-of-touch pol
Lib Dems plan EU return platform for next election
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
Tim Farron said voters backed Brexit in a 'howl of anger' at out-of-touch politicians The Liberal Democrats will fight the next general election pledging to take Britain back into the European... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Lib Dems plan EU return platform for next electionwhen promises on the NHS and immigration are not delivered, the party said. Si
Lib Dems plan EU return platform for next election
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 6 days ago
when promises on the NHS and immigration are not delivered, the party said. Since the shock referendum result, the Lib Dems have recorded thousands of voters signing up to become members. Mr Farron said he will make the case for the... Read more
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