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    Article: Jan 16, 2018

    The Liberal Democrats have gained strong cross-party support behind their bid to amend the EU Withdrawal Bill at Report Stage. The amendment will be debated in the house tomorrow.

    It's vital that MPs are fully briefed on the impact of Brexit on British jobs and families before any meaningful vote on the deal.

  • The union flag flying next to the EU flag.
    Article: Jan 16, 2018

    Christmas and the New Year are already dim and distant memories. Parliament is back in full swing and Brexit Bills again dominate the parliamentary timetable.

    The customs and trade bills this week will be followed by the report stage of the EU (Withdrawal) bill next week.

    The Liberal Democrats opposed both these Bills.

  • A cluster of Liberal Democrat balloons.
    Article: Jan 12, 2018

    As GDPR Project Manager for the Liberal Democrats my job is ensure the entire party is in compliance the new Data Protection regulations (GDPR) coming into force in May.

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  • Surgeons operating in theatre.
    Article: Jan 12, 2018

    Patients are dying in hospital corridors because of NHS underfunding, a group of A&E doctors has warned in a letter to Theresa May.

    In their unprecedented warning, the doctors told the prime minister that more than 120 patients a day were being managed in corridors in some hospitals, with "some dying prematurely" because staff were so busy.

  • Article: Jan 11, 2018

    As we endure another winter crisis in the NHS, it is vital to be campaigning on health services in your area.

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  • Eight schoolchildren working at a table supervised by a teacher.
    Article: Jan 11, 2018
    By Layla Moran

    There were 3,750 teachers in England on long-term stress leave in 2016/17, up 5% on the previous year, Liberal Democrat research has revealed.

    It means one in 83 teachers is now on long-term leave of one month or more for stress and mental health issues, up from one in 95 three years ago and one in 90 last year.

  • The flags of EU countries flying.
    Article: Jan 11, 2018
    By Tom Brake

    Brexit could cause the UK to lose half a million jobs and nearly £50bn in investment by 2030, a report commissioned by Sadiq Khan has found.

    The London Mayor said the government should negotiate to stay in the single market and customs union.

    It comes days after Jeremy Corbyn refused to attend a cross-party summit on keeping the UK in the single market.

    This bombshell report should make obligatory bedtime reading for Jeremy Corbyn.

    Half a million jobs could be a lost as a result of the hard Brexit that Corbyn has ordered his MPs to vote for.

    The Labour leadership must listen to the Mayor of London and back efforts to minimise the impact of Brexit by keeping Britain in the Single Market and Customs Union.

    It's also crucial that the option of an exit from Brexit is kept on the table through a vote on the deal.

    We can protect jobs and living standards against a botched Conservative Brexit, but only if Labour comes off the fence.

  • Nigel Farage MEP and Kate Hoey MP, UKIP and Labour, best of friends | Image: Farage22
    Article: Jan 11, 2018
    By Tom Brake

    Support is now growing on both sides of the argument for a vote on the final deal and the choice of an exit from Brexit.

    In any future referendum, Liberal Democrats will be leading the charge against Nigel Farage to keep Britain in the EU.

    In any future referendum, Liberal Democrats will be leading the charge against Nigel Farage to keep Britain in the EU.

    Tony Blair and Nigel Farage aren't two people I'd normally like to be put in a group with, but on this issue they are speaking sense.

    But Farage shouldn't be so confident of winning, people are now far more aware of the costs of Brexit and the fabrications of the Leave campaign.

    Instead of the promised £350m for the NHS, living standards are in freefall and the health service is in crisis.

  • Surgeons operating in theatre.
    Article: Jan 11, 2018

    The Churchill Hospital in Oxford is having to cut chemotherapy services due to staff shortages.

    This is a horrendous situation.

    Vital treatments that can save or extend life are under threat because of the pressures the NHS faces.

    All of us will have friends and loved ones who have had a cancer diagnosis, and to learn that they might face a delay or a cut back in treatment to alleviate symptoms is appalling.