Central Devon Liberal Democrats

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  • Article: Oct 25, 2018

    On Saturday 20th October, the Liberal Democrats marched in the People's Vote Rally, the largest public demonstration in a decade, calling on the governmnet to give the final say on Brexit to the British public.

    And we were there marching with bells on.

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    We had local parties marching

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    Our MPs were getting in on the action

  • Front of libdems at March 20th October
    Article: Oct 25, 2018
    By Eleanor Rylance

    Several East Devon LibDems attended the huge people's vote march in London at the weekend. People from all over the uk congregated at Hyde Park Corner for a march to parliament square some 2 miles away. Men, women, young, old, babes in arms and papooses, people in wheelchairs and on crutches, dogs, people who live so far away they'd had to fly or take overnight trains, children with handmade signs, a profusion of Bath berets (blue with yellow) stars, slogan t shirts, flags, placards, chatted, walked, occasionally stopped when the way ahead was too crowded, and all joined together in the biggest protest since the 20p3 stop the war march.

  • Article: Oct 24, 2018
    By Liberal Democrats

    These include the reversal of cuts to the work allowance, worth around £3bn a year, and ending the benefits freeze a year early.

    Vince said: "The problems stem from conflicting objectives: providing minimum family income; providing incentives to work; simplification; and saving money. Simplification, saving money and work incentives have taken precedence over the first, crucial, priority.

  • Article: Oct 23, 2018

    Following the all member survey and consultation on setting up a registered supporter scheme the Federal Board met on 15 and 22 October.

    At the first meeting we saw the results of the survey and at the second the rapporteur notes of the various consultation events around the country.

    We discussed these results and your comments and queries and considered the next steps.

  • Article: Oct 23, 2018
    By Baroness Hamwee

    Last night the Conservative Government was defeated in the House of Lords, with peers voting for a Liberal Democrat-backed amendment that will prevent the death penalty being used in cases where the UK has provided electronic data.

    The death penalty is cruel, inhumane and irreversible. The UK must oppose its use anywhere in the world.

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    Article: Oct 20, 2018

    In July 2016, in the aftermath of the referendum, the Liberal Democrats were a lone voice calling for a final say on whatever deal was done on Brexit.

    Today, an estimated 700,000 people marched on the streets of London, calling for a people's vote on Brexit.

    That makes it the biggest protest since the Iraq War.

  • Article: Oct 20, 2018

    On Saturday, during the People's Vote march in London, activists will be given a piece of Labour's Brexit fudge - reminding them that Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party is fudging its position on giving the people a final say on Brexit.

    Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour leadership have defied us all with their 'Brexit fudge'. Inspired by Willy Wonka himself, the Labour's opposition to Brexit is just 'pure imagination'.

    This 'Brexit fudge' will stick in the throat of most Labour voters. Given the damage Brexit will cause, Labour's failure to oppose this Tory mess will be difficult to stomach.

    But for Brexiters, Chef Corbyn's 'Brexit fudge' will have them salivating. It will make their Brexit dreams that much sweeter. Indeed, it will go well with a glass of Raab's confusing concoction and the Eton mess being served up by Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg.

  • Commercial property in London
    Article: Oct 19, 2018
    By John Birch


    According to data from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, councils have invested £4bn in land and buildings in the financial year up to March 2018, an 43% increase from 2016/17. The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy has raised concerns over these figures.
    CIPA has released a statement suggesting that local authorities were investing disproportionately to their resources, which is contrary to the requirements of the CIPFA's Prudential Code and Treasury Management code.

  • Article: Oct 19, 2018
    By Liberal Democrats

    Like the Liberal Democrats, D66 is a progressive liberal party that holds its roots in the free-spirited leftist liberal party.

    On a strong Europe, Mr. Jetten said:

    "We find ourselves in an unprecedented, chaotic and ever-worsening political situation. The situation is so alarming that it not only requires the frank truth-speaking that is possible among friends, but also calls for all the moral support and consolation that friends can give."

  • Article: Oct 18, 2018

    Today Theresa May announced that she was open to extending the transition period - a clear admittance that her Brexit deal is unworkable.

    The Prime Minister is now left to defend a policy she doesn't really believe in, which her cabinet are still squabbling over - and which is it increasingly clear she can't deliver.