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Earley Lib Dems Celebrating Victory in May's elections

The Lib Dems gained all THREE seats in Earley and a further FIVE seats in the rest of Wokingham.

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Saturday, 17 August 2019

Get the latest on Sheffield Hallam

Coming straight off the back of the Brecon and Radnorshire campaign, we launched our election campaign for Sheffield Hallam at the weekend, with more than 100 people who joined us to knock on doors, deliver leaflets, and help with clerical work in the office.It seems like promising Lib Dem by-elections are like buses – you wait for a long time and then two come along at once!
Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/hallam-flying-start
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Friday, 16 August 2019

We must work together to stop no deal

People are fed up of seeing politicians arguing for things that put their party’s interest above the country. We have to come together to prevent Boris Johnson crashing us out the EU without a deal. I'm proud of the work that the Liberal Democrats have done with MPs from all parties and none to make stopping Brexit a real possibility.I have made several suggestions of a way forward. From amending legislation that already exists to new laws, or an emergency government led by the two most experienced MPs in the House of Commons.Jeremy Corbyn's demand to lead any emergency government shows that he's only willing to oppose no-deal on his own terms.
Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/jo-stop-no-deal
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Trump or Johnson: who said it?

There are plenty of similarities between Boris Johnson and Donald Trump. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery - maybe it's Johnson's way of sucking up for that trade deal. Which probably makes him the only person in the country looking forward to chlorinated chicken.In fact, in a speech a while, Trump said "they call [Johnson] Britain Trump and people are saying that's a good thing. They like me over there."**poll after poll has found that British people definitely do not like him.Trump's administration has been open in how much they want Johnson's no-deal. They can't wait for American corporations to get their hands on our NHS and flood our supermarkets with low-quality produce. Anyway, another one of those similarities is their history for remarks ranging from dodgy to flat-out bigoted. So here's our challenge to you: Trump or Johnson, who said it?
Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/johnson-trump
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We can stop a no deal Brexit

In just eleven weeks, however, our country faces an immediate crisis: crashing out of the EU without any deal. The most cavalier and catastrophic of Brexits: putting at risk hundreds of thousands of jobs , public services including our NHS , and even our national security.So in this moment of national emergency, I stand ready to work with anyone to stop Boris Johnson and his hard-line Brexit government.Despite saying that No Deal was a million to one chance, that is clearly the destination Boris Johnson is headed towards.He was prepared to say anything in his selfish quest to become Prime Minister at all costs. And there will be costs. Because let’s be frank – a no deal Brexit is an utterly irresponsible pursuit.No decent public servant should even contemplate risking that level of damage to our country.A no deal Brexit will be a bad deal for our public services and our economy.So bad that we’ll have to stockpile medicines, accept food shortages, and spend taxpayers’ money bailing out…
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Thursday, 15 August 2019

Sarah Wollaston joins the Liberal Democrats

After very careful thought, I have come to the conclusion that I can best serve the interests of my constituents by joining the Liberal Democrats.Brexit has not only sucked all the political oxygen from government over the past three years, but it has also consumed the funding and energy that should have been invested in local communities, tackling climate change and supporting the workforce and infrastructure of our NHS, schools and transport.Just as we could and should have been benefiting from economic recovery after years of austerity, that has been put into reverse because of the march to No Deal.There is still no agreement either in Parliament, or across the country, about what Brexit should look like.
Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/sarah-join
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Boris Johnson is breaking promises to EU citizens. Already.

I can think of about 350 million reasons why a promise from Boris Johnson isn't worth the paper (or bus) it's written on.The Government promised that the rights of EU citizens wouldn't change after Brexit. So did Vote Leave - many of whose senior figures are now Government officials.But now we're hearing that if Brexit happens, the Government plans to make EU citizens pay to use the NHS.
Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/eu-citizens-nhs
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