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  • Article: Mar 18, 2017

    Liberal Democrat members have today voted for proposals to maintain a credible minimum nuclear deterrent, keeping the Trident Successor Programme but ending continuous at-sea deterrence

    The proposals would mean the UK's submarines would patrol at irregular intervals, meaning the UK's adversaries would not know when our submarines were at sea so the deterrent is maintained.

  • Article: Mar 18, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have called for an "NHS Passport" to secure the rights of the 59,000 EU citizens working in the NHS, as figures have revealed a sharp rise in nurses from the EU quitting the health service.

    Over 2,700 EU nurses left the NHS in 2016, a 68% increase compared to two years ago. Separate figures from the Royal College of Nursing have shown the number of EU nationals registering as nurses in England has dropped by 92%, while there are 24,000 nurse jobs unfilled in the NHS.

  • Article: Mar 18, 2017

    Today, at their conference in York, Liberal Democrats have slammed the government over the Great Repeal Bill. Foreign Affairs spokesperson Tom Brake has said the government are 'playing with fire' and the party 'is up for the next Brexit Battle'.

    The motion passed this lunchtime agreed to strictly limit the scope for the Government to give itself powers to change legislation through 'Henry VIII' powers, and secure the maximum Parliamentary oversight of powers given to ministers.

  • Article: Mar 18, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have put forward ground-breaking proposals to reduce overcrowding in prisons, including overhauling sentencing policy and decriminalising the possession of drugs for personal use.

    The party has also called on the Government to increase the number of prison officers beyond the 2,500 Liz Truss has promised.