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The Liberal Democrat manifesto says legalising cannabis would raise £1bn for the Exchequer. Source: Reality Check: Could legalising cannabis raise £1bn? – BBC News The claim: The Liberal Democrat manifesto says that legalising cannabis would raise £1bn for the Exchequer. Reality Check verdict: £1bn seems like a reasonable estimate, although most of the figures used […]

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Labour’s NHS pledge is pie in the sky

by Jamie on 15 May, 2017

Labour’s NHS pledge is pie in the sky. By Norman Lamb on May 15, 2017 · This week Labour pledged an additional £37 billion of NHS funding, which sounds to me, as Shadow Health Secretary, like poorly-thought-out, pie in the sky policy. You can’t solve the crisis in our NHS and social care services by […]

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It’s time to take mental health seriously – find out how we do that here: Ending an historic injustice in mental health care Source: Ending an historic injustice in mental health care

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The impact of Brexit will contribute to a dramatic drop in real-terms pay this year, the Bank of England has warned, with average workers due to be left hundreds of pounds out of pocket. Inflation will be higher than pay growth, the Bank’s Governor Mark Carney predicted – marking the first year since 2013 that workers […]

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Barton Hall Hotel Fundraising Event Barton Hall Hotel Exclusive Fundraising Event with special Guest Speaker Barroness Burt of Solihull Ticket option 1 – Including three course meal,meet the candidates, fundraising auction and after dinner speaker You can view the menu here before purchasing your ticket. After purchasing your ticket you will be taken to the […]

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The Liberal Democrats will earmark £1bn in the party’s manifesto to tackle the “historic injustice” faced by people with mental ill health in an effort to cut waiting times and reduce the number of suicides, the party’s health spokesperson has announced.  It comes after Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leader, revealed last week his party, […]

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£7bn plan to invest in schools

by Jamie on 10 May, 2017

Schools are axing teachers & asking parents for donations due to Tory cuts. That's not right. We reveal our £7bn plan to invest in schools. pic.twitter.com/GVKzOkSla6 — Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) May 10, 2017

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Tim Farron said “This is an average of £3 a week for the average earner in this country, so a pint of beer a week to pay for a health and social care service that will last us from cradle to grave.” The party says the move would raise around £6bn a year for health […]

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Europe

by Suzanna on 29 April, 2017

Liberal Democrats are fighting for Britain to remain a member of the Single Market. Liberal Democrats are the only party that has consistently championed Britain’s membership of the European Union, because we believe that Britain’s best chance to succeed is within the EU. While we respect the outcome of the referendum held in June 2016, […]

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