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It is bizarre that the government was so hasty in its invocation of Article 50, but is now scrambling for extra time in transition due to the scale of the task ahead.

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As Fashion week ends, will Brexit leave us bare?

by Simone Van Beek on Tue, 20 Feb 2018

A hard Brexit will damage this thriving and flourishing industry. A recent study from the Creative Industries Federation (CIF) fears that restriction of freedom of movement may deter high-quality talent, hurting the UK economy overall. Additionally, the British Retail Consortium have estimated that around 10,200 EU nationals were employed in UK retail, with the UK Fashion and Textile Association stating that 70% of all London fashion factory workers are from the EU. Towards the end of last year, a survey revealed that 56% of all EU retail workers are worried about their ability to reside in the UK in the future.

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In interviews with The Sunday Times and Andrew Marr, new Education Secretary Damian Hinds signalled he would encourage restrictions on pupils' rights to sex education.

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A survey by Kantar Public, published today (Sunday, 18 February), has found that 56% of the public judge the Conservatives' handling of Berexit as poor or very poor.

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A hat-trick of Liberal Democrat by-election gains!

by Liberal Democrats on Fri, 16 Feb 2018

Last night, in a bumper crop of by-elections the Liberal Democrats made a hat-trick of gains and huge increases in the vote in a brace of others:

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5 reasons why we love our NHS

by Liberal Democrats on Wed, 14 Feb 2018

1. Saving lives
The NHS provides some of the best emergency care in the world. Although the NHS winter crisis has placed unprecedented pressure on our health service, the NHS has, historically, maintained an impressive standard of emergency care. Last year an astounding 23.65 million of us attended A&E. This number increases each year. Over the last five years A&E departments have seen a 7.2% rise in attendance. Yet despite this enormous pressure, A&E staff display tireless dedication during gruelling 12-hour shifts and regularly go above-and-beyond the call of duty.

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Tom Brake responds to Boris' speech

by Tom Brake on Wed, 14 Feb 2018

Helen Evans, former head of safeguarding at Oxfam, made damning accusations about the lack of basic processes and disregard of serious concerns she raised, the substance of which were not denied by the Chief Executive.

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The Government have no plan and no idea

by Vince Cable on Fri, 09 Feb 2018

Michel Barnier has warned that a transition period immediately after Brexit is 'not a given' and that he did not understand some of the UK’s positions on Brexit.

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Exit from Brexit: campaign in a box

by Catherine Bearder Mep on Fri, 09 Feb 2018

NEW_LOGO_ALDE_COLOR_DEF_(002).PNGThings are changing. More and more people are waking up to the need for a new vote on the final Brexit deal.

Even Nigel Farage is! 

What we all agree on is that Theresa May and her Brexit Conservative government are failing badly on the negotiations with the European Union.

Half the country wants to remain in the EU and the Liberal Democrats have not given up on them.

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NHS A&E waiting times have hit the worst levels on record.

This is yet more evidence of the growing crisis in our health and social care services, where staff are being put under great pressure and quality of care for patients is suffering.

When will the Government wake up to the fact that they urgently need to commit additional funding?

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If we look around us at our fellow Party members, elected representatives and spokespersons, we can see there is a problem: we are not as diverse in our race and ethnic minority profile as the communities we want to represent.

Despite our clear liberal values, rejecting all forms of prejudice and inequality, the Party has failed to engage sufficiently with BAME communities.

Our commitment to liberal values is not in doubt, but what we’re doing isn’t working.

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At PMQs today, I asked the Prime Minister to confirm that the NHS would not be up for sale in any US trade deal negotiations.

Theresa May failed to give such a guarantee.

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In the last 100 years there have obviously been massive changes for the role of women in society. We are more equal, we are treated more fairly, and we face fewer obstacles in our lives. But the job is not yet done. As women we are not yet truly equal, we are not yet treated fairly, and we still face obstacles in our lives.

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100 years of women's suffrage

by Jo Swinson on Tue, 06 Feb 2018