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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Farage takes credit for the terrible Tory manifesto

Responding to the comments by Nigel Farage that much of the Tory manifesto was in fact in the Ukip 2015 manifesto, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Tom Brake said:

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17 days to stop the UK becoming Trump’s poodle

  • If the UK leaves the EU under Johnson’s leadership we will become more reliant on Trump, and risk becoming a vassal state of the United States.
     
  • Johnson is part of a network of populist, right-wing, authoritarian nationalists
     
  • In order to stop Boris Johnson getting a majority, seats need to be taken from the Tories which the Lib Dems are best placed to do
     
  • Ahead of the NATO Summit the Liberal Democrats are committing to spend extra money on defence and aid. 
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Tory manifesto is built on a lie

Responding to the launch of the Conservative manifesto, Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor Ed Davey said:

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Dishonest to promise more nurses under Boris Johnson

Responding to the Conservative Party manifesto commitment to 50,000 more nurses, Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Social Care Luciana Berger said:

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