Knife Crime Tragedies Must Stop, The Government Must Act

The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Conservative Government to take full responsibility for the knife crime epidemic that is plaguing the UK and urging them to take the initiative and boost funding for police and youth services.

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Women Supporting Women: Lib Dems Introduce Three International Women’s Day Bills

In light of International Women’s Day, the Liberal Democrats have introduced three Bills to improve gender equality across England. The Bills tackle important matters— the ‘Pink Tax,’ school uniforms and postnatal mental health services— that affect women and girls of all ages every day.

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High Court Rules Tory Policy Racially Targets Minorities

The High Court ruled last week that the Conservative Government’s ‘Right to Rent’ checks breach human rights laws. The discriminatory scheme has actively allowed racial discrimination into the UK housing market.

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Prime Minister Expands the Brexit Road of Uncertainty

With only 30 days remaining before the expiry of Article 50, the Prime Minister announced yesterday to the House of Commons that a second meaningful vote on her deal will be held by the 12th of March, and voting on No Deal and extending Article 50 in the two following days. The PM’s new timeline prolongs the mess without providing a solution.

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Lib Dems Demand Job-Destroying Government Roll Out Brexit Support Fund

The Liberal Democrats are demanding that a £7.5 billion emergency fund is set aside to assist the estimated 750,000 people who will become jobless in the case of a No-Deal, the Government’s deal, and those who have lost their jobs already due to Brexit uncertainty.

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Level Playing Field for Energy Generation Technologies is a Must - Brake

Last week, Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake joined cross-party MPs to question the Government on solar power and creating the conditions in which it can compete fairly with other energy generation technologies.

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Conservative No-Deal Plan Puts National Security At Risk

A leaked document has revealed that a No-Deal Brexit poses a major risk to public safety. 

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MPs Split and Sprint to Independent Group

Eight Labour and three Tory MPs have now broken away from their parties, to join a new Independent Group, out of frustration with the utter disarray in both the Labour and the Conservative parties over Brexit. 

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Brake - Profit and Work Capability Assessments Don’t Mix

Last week, Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake called out the Department of Work and Pensions for hiring private contractors, with poor reputations and little commitment to the public, to conduct work capability assessments for people seeking Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

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Seaborne Freight Contract Hits Rock Bottom

The Government’s £13.8 million contract with Seaborne Freight to provide ferry services from the port of Ramsgate to Ostend has now been scrapped after Arklow Shipping withdrew its backing for the ferry company.

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