Simon Stevens warns NHS will struggle without extra funding - Brake

The Liberal Democrats have called on the Chancellor to urgently boost funding for the health service after NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens warned that without extra cash it is going to be "very hard for the NHS to do what is asked of it."


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Lib Dems call for government legal action to free Nazanin

The Liberal Democrats have used an oral question in the House of Lords to call on the UK government to take legal action against the Iranian Government to protect the rights of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.


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Tom Brake: Work has changed, workers’ rights have not

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, and the Liberal Democrats are calling for major upgrades to workers’ rights to reflect the modern workplace.


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"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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