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The increase is thought to reflect both a genuine rise in hate crime around the time of the EU referendum and ongoing improvements in crime recording by the police.

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Brexit squeeze gets worse as inflation reaches 5-year high of 3%

by Liberal Democrats on Tue, 17 Oct 2017

The Liberal Democrats have always advocated democratic reform of the House of the Lords. But the brutal truth is that this Government simply has no appetite for the fundamental reform which the House of Lords desperately needs.

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Its findings show that under WTO rules, the average household would see price rises worth an extra £260 a year, while over three million families would see price rises of over £500 a year.

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Vince Cable: Shock ONS figures show economy in trouble

by Liberal Democrats on Mon, 16 Oct 2017

Vince Cable said:

"News of this massive write-down shows our economy is in real trouble. Jobs are being lost at major employers such as Vauxhall and BAE, the pound has already lost 20% of its value in a year, our balance of trade and productivity are poor, and we have fallen to the bottom of the growth league for major economies.

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Tom Brake responds to McDonnell comments on 'no deal' Brexit

by Liberal Democrats on Mon, 16 Oct 2017

“The Lib Dems will work with any party to stop a ‘No Deal’ scenario and would vote against a No Deal outcome in Parliament.  ‘No Deal’ would mean ports at a standstill with ferries unable to unload and load, aircraft stranded at airports and manufacturers operating ‘Just in Time’ production reduced to ‘Never on Time’.

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I am proud to lend my support to National Hate Crime Awareness Week, which serves as an important reminder that the tenets of hate, division and prejudice have no place in 21st century Britain.

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Secret Brexit studies must be released

by Liberal Democrats on Fri, 13 Oct 2017

Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson, has tabled a number of FOI requests calling on the Department for Exiting the European Union to publish the studies. He has also called for a debate on the cost of Brexit and the content of the reports in the House of Commons.

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Leaked document reveals weakness of govt's hand in Brexit talks

by Liberal Democrats on Fri, 13 Oct 2017

This government’s internal battles are weakening their hand in Europe. Every report of a Cabinet split destabilises our negotiating team and strengthens the position of the EU negotiators.

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New Liberal Democrat spokespeople

by Vince Cable on Thu, 12 Oct 2017

Ashdown: Cuts to Royal Navy must not be allowed to happen

by Liberal Democrats on Fri, 06 Oct 2017

"This is not yet a decision but it soon could be, if the government is allowed to get away with cuts which would betray the best traditions of our past and damage our ability to defend ourselves in the future. 

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Cable: This was a speech of a brave PM with a disloyal Cabinet

by Liberal Democrats on Wed, 04 Oct 2017

Race audit - Cable challenges May

by Liberal Democrats on Wed, 04 Oct 2017

"This audit shows that prejudice and bias based on the colour of someone’s skin continues to blight people’s life chances, and this is utterly unacceptable in 21st century Britain. It is not right that our BAME friends and neighbours are far less likely to have a job or own their home - it is an unfairness that should have ended long ago. 

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Boris' failure to condemn Spain a shameful dereliction of duty

by Liberal Democrats on Mon, 02 Oct 2017

Brake: Has Johnson broken Ministerial Code?

by Liberal Democrats on Thu, 28 Sep 2017

Following on from Johnson's reprimand from the head of the UK Statistics Authority due to his repeated peddling of the discredited £350 million a week for the NHS figure, Tom Brake has called for the PM to investigate whether Boris has breached the Ministerial Code on three fronts 

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“Michel Barnier’s statement that we are ‘months’ away from even starting substantive Brexit negotiations shows that Theresa May’s Florence speech was a flop, that David Davis is dangerously delusional about the level of progress that is being made, and that the government is still scandalously lacking a Brexit plan.

“The greater the uncertainty, the more the economy will flounder and the more vital workers will quit the UK.

“Brexit is a mess made in Westminster by the Conservatives. The time is ticking, on the deadline before we leave and on the last remaining shreds of this government's credibility. We need to stay in the single market and the customs union, and we need to give the people a vote on the final deal.”

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