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  • Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron talking to refugees in Calais
    Article: Jan 25, 2016

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has written to the Prime Minister calling on him to formally announce the plan for the UK to offer refuge 3,000 unaccompanied children.

    On Sunday, International Development Secretary Justine Greening told Sky News Britain's approach had 'evolved' and confirmed Britain was reviewing its response to what Save the Children and Tim have calculated are 3,000 children in Europe travelling without their parents.

  • Susan Kramer
    Article: Jan 25, 2016

    News that Google has agreed to pay £130m in back taxes for the last ten years has been slammed as a "sweetheart deal" by the Liberal Democrat Treasurer Spokesman Susan Kramer.

    Responding to the Google tax settlement Susan Kramer said:

    "This settlement shows once again that the Government is allowing one rule for the biggest companies and another for ordinary taxpayers.

  • Post 2015-Conservative Government Environmental Record graphic
    Article: Jan 21, 2016

    Responding to reports that 2015 was the hottest year since records began Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat Environment Spokesperson, said:

    "This frightening data has to be a wakeup call to the Tories as they relentlessly move ahead with cuts to the green sector whilst crying crocodile tears.

    "This warning proves that the state of the environment is far too serious for us to sit on our hands.

  • Gun Stockpile
    Article: Jan 20, 2016

    According to Amnesty International the UK government sold 1 billion of arms to Saudi Arabia in just three months despite widespread human rights violations in Yemen.

    The figures - published in the Strategic Export Controls (1 July-30 September 2015) report - show that during this period 49 export licences were granted (with none refused), with a total value of £1,080,855,244. Overwhelmingly - to a value of £1,066,216,510 - this was made up of five export licences for large consignments of bombs and other munitions.

  • Model wearing a hijab at Muslim In Style Fashion Show (By Firdaus Latif (Moslema in style Uploaded by russavia) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Jan 19, 2016

    Dangerous proposals by the Government which threaten individual freedoms risk exacerbating racial and religious tensions, Tim Farron has warned. By linking the practices of ordinary British Muslims with radicalisation the Prime Minister risks alienating large sections of our society.

    Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said:

  • doctor
    Article: Jan 19, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats have welcomed the British Medical Assocation's decision to call off the 48-hour junior doctors' strike due to start next Tuesday in England.

    Tens of thousands of trainees in England were due to provide emergency care-only cover for 48 hours, beginning next Tuesday. However, the association decided to halt the action while conciliation talks between the BMA, NHS Employers and the Department of Health continue.

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    11, Hamilton Lane, Exmouth EX8 2JT

    Quiz Evening at 11, Hamilton Lane Exmouth. £7.00pp to include food and first drink. More information from 01395 264043

  • YorkFlood
    Article: Jan 15, 2016

    The government is responsible for a woeful shortfall in cash needed to fix up flood-affected communities in Northern England, Tim Farron has said. The Liberal Democrat leader also suggested the government would be quicker to react to the problem had it struck in the home counties.

    The government dug deep last December to finance a £300 million scheme to protect the Thames Valley despite rejecting a £180 million scheme to safeguard over 4,000 homes in Leeds, one of the areas worst affected by the Christmas deluge. All parts of the country, Tim believes should get the same protection and focus.

  • Article: Jan 14, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats have committed to holding the Government to account over the promises David Cameron made in the debate over airstrikes in Syria. The Liberal Democrats believe that the UK's relationship with Saudi Arabia continues to be a key concern.

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the antithesis of a liberal state. Despite nods to opening up the democratic process in the recent years, the reality is that this is still a country where nearly all freedoms are restricted.

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