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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Energy Price ‘Caps’ Fail to Stop Rise in Energy Prices

Ofgem, the government regulator for gas and electricity markets in Great Britain, recently announced that default and prepayment price caps for energy costs will rise in April.

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Dinosaur MP Must be Brought to Heel

Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse secured assurances during her Urgent Question for the Minister for Women and Equalities earlier this week that a female genital mutilation (FGM) Bill will be introduced.

The new bill would remove thousands of at-risk girls from dangerous homes, as the current law does not consider the risk of FGM a good-enough reason for a temporary care order.

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Children’s Mental Health at the Forefront of Sutton’s Mind

Healthwatch Sutton have released a report on their findings from a 2018 survey which questioned over 5000 young people in the borough about their mental health needs.

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Government Has No Idea on NHS Funding for No-Deal

In response to Lib Dem questioning about special funding available to prop up Government departments in the case of No-Deal, the Government are keeping schtum.

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