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  • Article: Nov 22, 2019

    There are currently over 4,500 Commonwealth soldiers serving in the British Armed Forces. 1.7m men and women of the Commonwealth forces gave their lives for us during the two World Wars.

    We owe them all a great debt - yet we are not doing nearly enough to support them.

    The Home Office is making a profit off the back of veterans who have risked their lives to protect us.

  • Article: Nov 22, 2019

    Whether renting or buying, too many people across the country - people who work hard and play by the rules - are struggling to afford good homes in in the right location.

    We are facing a national housing crisis. Both Labour and the Conservatives, in pursuing Brexit, show they are wiling to risk 10% of our construction workers who are from the EU, making this crisis worse.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    Our schools should be world class, helping every child make the most of the challenges ahead. But instead, they are trailing behind.

    The Conservatives have cut school funding to the bone and children have paid the price, especially those with the most complex needs.

    Highly valued, well trained teachers are the most important resource we have in our education system. Liberal Democrats will recruit 20,000 more teachers and give them the pay and support they deserve.

  • Article: Nov 19, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    The UK should be leading the world in tackling the climate crisis, but the Tories are failing to address it.

    As part of our 'Plan for a Brighter Future', we will fight the climate crisis with all the ambition and urgency required.

    This is how we'll do it:

    1) Halve emissions by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2045

  • Article: Nov 19, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    We need to protect our NHS. Under the Conservative government, it's struggling to cope with severe staff shortages, chronic under-funding and crumbling hospital buildings.

    All of these problems would be made much worse by a Tory or Labour Brexit that would end free movement and make it harder to attract nurses and doctors from the EU.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2019

    Brexit has already taken far longer and cost far more than anyone said it would. But this is just the beginning. New research has uncovered a shocking figure:

    Brexit will slash our economy by £50 billion over the next five years.

    Britain will be £50 billion worse off. That's money taken from our schools, our police and our communities. That's even more families having to use food banks. That's the NHS having to turn people away in their hour of need.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2019

    We have already lost more than 5,000 EU nurses in the last two years.

    Day in, day out, millions of people are affected by mental health issues across the country. But when they ask for help, it's often not available.

    The NHS has been driven to crisis point by chronic underinvestment by the Tories. Their reckless pursuit of Brexit means we have already lost more than 5,000 EU nurses in the last two years.

  • Article: Nov 17, 2019

    Conservative austerity has left a fifth of UK citizens in poverty, unable to afford even the most basic essentials.

    Since 2015, the Tories have bungled the roll-out of Universal Credit, made brutal cuts to benefits and introduced their senseless two-child limit that is fuelling child poverty.

    By fixing our broken welfare system, we can ensure that everyone has the same opportunities regardless of where they come from.

  • Article: Nov 17, 2019

    This week NHS England released statistics on the NHS's key performance measures - and they are abysmal.

    Almost 1 in 5 patients attending A&E in England were not treated or admitted within four hours. This is the worst performance ever recorded since the target was introduced in 2004.

    Meanwhile, just 76.9% of cancer patients are starting their treatment within target waiting times. And only 85% of patients referred for non-urgent treatment were seen within 18 weeks.

  • Article: Nov 17, 2019

    The election campaign has started in earnest, and we're delighted about how it's going.

    Jo Swinson has introduced herself to the country as a potential Prime Minister.

    We've released our ambitious plan to change Britain for the better, and ensure a brighter future for all.

    We've even put Jo on the side of a bus.