"Yawning gap" in mental health training for teachers - Brake

Only 10% of primary school teachers strongly agree they have the necessary training to feel confident about what action to take when a child experiences a mental health problem.


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New strategy needed to beat terror - Lib Dems

In the wake of the recent terrorist outrages in the UK, Liberal Democrats are calling for a bold change of strategy to defeat terrorism and counter violent extremism. At the heart of the strategy being proposed is proper funding and resourcing for the community police.


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Tom Brake MP calls on Chancellor to Keep Pubs Afloat

Carshalton & Wallington MP Tom Brake has joined with representatives of the UK's beer drinkers, pub goers, brewers and publicans to urge the Chancellor to keep pubs afloat in the Autumn Budget.


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4.9% increase in NHS complaints shows funding pressures not sustainable

There were 208,400 written complaints received by the NHS during 2016/17, up 4.9% on the previous year, NHS Digital figures released today show.


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Brexit Britain must not be arms dealer of choice for repressive regimes

The Liberal Democrats have warned post-Brexit Britain must not become the "arms dealer of choice" for repressive regimes, after Michael Fallon said the UK should increase arms exports after Brexit.


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Rising inflation shows need for public sector pay rise

Tom Brake MP has renewed pressure on the government to lift the 1% pay cap for all public sector workers, as new figures show that consumer price inflation rose to 2.9% in August.


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10% fewer new teachers risks major education crisis

The nation’s schools are on the verge of a major crisis as data shows that the number of new teachers has dropped by 10% compared with last year.


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Rough sleeping a national scandal that Government are failing to tackle - Brake

Responding to the Crisis report forecasting a rise in rough sleeping, Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake said:


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3.6% rail fare rise a "bitter blow" for passengers

Responding to the news that rail commuters in England and Wales will see their fares increase by 3.6% from next year, the biggest annual price hike in 5 years, Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake commented:


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Customs Union plans just delaying pain from extreme Brexit

Responding to the government's plans for new customs arrangements with the EU, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake commented:


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