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  • Brexit Bus
    Article: Feb 17, 2019

    As the Tory and Labour Leaders dance around their Pro-Brexit handbags and put Party before Country, major Brexiteers plan a quick exit and move their fortunes out of harm's way.

    Last September we highlighted the reality of the Brexiteers promises when they promised an easy pain free exit from the EU. As many of us knew it was just us that was going to experience all the pain.

  • Social care image
    Article: Feb 12, 2019

    50,000 older people have now died waiting in vain for care during the 700 days since the Government first said it would publish a Care Green Paper.

    This is one of the conclusion drawn from a survey just released by Age UK

    Amongst the other findings are that:

    • over the same period, in excess of half a million older people (626,701) have had their requests for social care refused, and 7,240 older people have had the terrible experience of running down all their savings because of their care bills, leaving them reliant on the state to fund their care in future and with nothing to leave for loved ones after their death;

    • In addition, during the same 700 day period, 1,263,844 older people have developed an unmet need, such as being able to wash or dress. This is 1,805 developing an unmet need every day.

  • 5 day wait for UC (Trussell Trust)
    Article: Feb 12, 2019

    People are struggling to stay afloat while they wait at least five weeks for Universal Credit

    Food banks across the country tell the Trussell Trust that under the new benefits system, Universal Credit, people are struggling to stay afloat while they wait at least five weeks for the first payment. This isn't right.

    That's why the Trussell Trust is asking the government to end the five week wait and for everyone who agrees to be part of our new #5WeeksTooLong campaign - will you join them?

    We're a country that prides itself on making sure proper support is in place for each other when help is most needed - that's why we created our fire service, our health service, our benefits system.

    But the new benefits system, Universal Credit, isn't the poverty-fighting reform that was promised. More and more people are moving onto it, having to wait five weeks for a first payment, and being forced to food banks as a result.
    The five week wait needs to end.

    The Trussell Trust is asking everyone who thinks the government should end the five week wait to come together with food banks, charities, faith and community groups to be part of the new #5WeeksTooLong campaign.

    Together, we can show how damaging the five week wait is and demand change from those in charge.

    Join the campaign today!

    https://trusselltrust.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ec8261e9a533fd7c5c55815e6&id=eb9a0f2662&e=eec2312b42

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  • Article: Feb 9, 2019

    Our District Councils handed £35,000 to spend over two years to prepare for a No Deal!

    The Government's generosity has no bounds as local councils, struggling to even run just the most basic services are handed derisory payments and told to prepare for the shambles that is the Tory Brexit.

    Year upon year the Conservative Government has eroded local government down to the bare bones. Facing huge funding gaps in the most basic of services, it is now being asked to squeeze its budgets for a No Deal Brexit!

  • Halesworth Bus Cuts (East Suffolk Lib Dems)
    Article: Feb 6, 2019

    Halesworth Bus Services to Norwich and Southwold face cuts

    Residents in the Halesworth area, reliant on local bus services to allow them to socialise, get to hospital appointments and other essential appointments are facing the prospect of having to use taxis and depend the goodwill of friends once bus company Konectbus withdraws it service to Norwich from March 31st.

  • Demand Better Brexit Dec 2018 (by Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Feb 6, 2019

    'We are focused on delivering an outcome which betters the lives of British people - whether they voted to Leave or to Remain'.

    How the Government responded to the recent Petition:

    The Government is clear we will not have a second referendum. We continue to approach cross-party meetings in a constructive spirit, with a commitment to deliver the referendum result.

  • Brexit Euro&Union Jack
    Article: Feb 4, 2019

    MUST WATCH: "Reality has hit because there's no plan of what 'leave' meant'.

    "This film is very moving, spare a couple of minutes to watch it.."

    https://twitter.com/RemainerNow/status/1089882895207014400

    James Mellor is from Yorkshire and in 2016 he voted to leave the EU.

    He's changed his mind and now he's demanding a #PeoplesVote.

  • Budget Cuts
    Article: Feb 4, 2019

    LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE SETTLEMENT LEAVES A GAP OF £3 BILLION

    The money councils have to provide local services is running out fast and there is huge uncertainty about how they will pay for them into the next decade and beyond. Far from an end to austerity, the Government continues to under fund public services hitting the poorest in society.

  • Lib Dem Women (Libdemwomen)
    Article: Jan 29, 2019

    Demand Better Than Brexit

    Watch our new short film now

    By Tom Brake

    Watch our new short film now:

    www.libdems.org.uk/better-than-brexit

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    We all remember waking up to that awful result two and a half years ago.

    We were all braced for uncertainty. But nobody could have predicted how disastrously the wheels came off the Brexit wagon.

  • LibDem Spring Conference
    Article: Jan 25, 2019

    SPRING CONFERENCE

    York, 15-17 March 2019

    Registration is now open

    We look forward to welcoming back return attendees and newcomers at Spring Conference 2019 in York!

    Register now for three days of lively, informative and engaging events.

    Conference is a great opportunity to:

    • Participate in thought-provoking debates

    • Meet like-minded people at our social events

    • Hear from experts on a range of topics at our fringe events

    • Learn new skills at our training sessions