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Last night we saw the nasty side of Nigel Farage – Featherstone

Below is an article by Lynne Featherstone, in which she strongly criticises Nigel Farage after his comments in last night’s debate on the Ukraine, describing them as ‘I agree with Vlad’, and same-sex marriage. It has just been published on the party’s website here: http://www.libdems.org.uk/lynne_featherstone_last_night_we_saw_the_nasty_side_of_nigel_farage Lynne Featherstone: Last night we saw the nasty side of Nigel […]

TheCityUK back the case for Britain staying in the EU – Danny Alexander

Independent financial services membership body, TheCityUK has today announced its latest forecast trade figures showing the importance of Britain’s membership in the EU. The report reveals that the UK’s trade surplus in financial services now stands at a record £61bn, up 10% on 2012.  More than £20bn of this trade is with other European member […]

Danny Alexander quote on inflation figures

Below is a quote from Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander in response to this morning’s inflation figures. “Today’s inflation numbers add to the growing tide of encouraging economic statistics over recent months. There is much more to be done and there are more difficult decisions ahead, but this shows that our […]

£700 tax cut promised, £800 delivered

The Budget has confirmed victory for the Liberal Democrats in our campaign to deliver an £800 tax cut for people on low and middle incomes. Cutting income tax by £700 – by raising the tax-free allowance to £10,000 – was the top priority on the front page of the Liberal Democrat manifesto. That comes into […]

Unemployment falls again – Vince Cable

Figures published today by the Office for National Statistics show that the level of unemployment has fallen again. Unemployment figures have fallen by 63,000 to 2.33 million in the three months to January 2014. The number of people in employment has risen to 30.19 million. Commenting, Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and […]

Labour calls half a million young apprentices ‘deadweight’

Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg MP today revealed Labour’s plan to scrap 500,000 apprenticeships because they view them as “deadweight.” Speaking at Prime Minister’s Question today, Nick Clegg MP said: “This week the Labour Party have been talking about the need to give people job opportunities. “Last week they tabled an amendment to the Deregulation […]

Liberal Democrats bid for full consultation on part-night street lighting fails

Following the installation of new street lighting under West Sussex County Council’s PFI contract, many local residents have contacted their Liberal Democrat councillors to complain that their new lights are going off at midnight, when the old ones were illuminated throughout the night. Liberal Democrat councillors ‘called in’ the Conservative Cabinet Member’s decision to make […]

Clegg challenges Farage to debate

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has challenged UKIP Leader Nigel Farage to a head-to-head debate on Britain’s membership of the European Union. Nick Clegg made the challenge live on air during his weekly radio call-in show Call Clegg on LBC this morning. The real question at stake in this May’s European […]

Employment grows again – Danny Alexander

Figures published today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) reveal that employment has grown once again. The number of people in work has risen by 193,000 on the quarter, while the number of women in employment has reached a record high of more than 14m. More than 30m people are now employed and in […]

Liberal Democrats launch cutting edge new website

The Liberal Democrats have today launched a cutting edge new website (www.libdems.org.uk), supported by NationBuilder – the world’s leading voter engagement tool – putting them at the forefront of digital campaigning in the UK. With predictions that 2015 will be the UK’s first data election, the Liberal Democrats are set to lead the way in […]