NHS staff shortages worsen under Tories

Responding to the latest statistics on NHS vacancies, Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Social Care Luciana Berger said:

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Leaked documents show US offered PR advice to UK over chlorinated chicken

Leaked documents from the US-UK trade deal talks reveal that US negotiators offered PR advice to their UK counterparts on how to sell the controversial practice of chlorine-washing chickens to UK consumers and the British media.

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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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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 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.

Source: Resolution Foundation Report

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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 UK’s addiction to plastic.

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Ivan Rogers exposes Johnson's Brexit plan as a sham

The UK's former Ambassador to the EU Ivan Rogers has given a speech today criticising Boris Johnson's “diplomatic 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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Tory childcare provision just £1 per child

The Conservative Party have set out in their manifesto that if elected, they would spend £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 Conservatives’ announcement is worth a meagre £1.02 per pupil per week. 


This is also equivalent to just 16 minutes additional childcare a week.
 
Following this, Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Secretary Layla Moran said:

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