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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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Thursday, 19 September 2019

Willie Rennie's conference speech

What an amazing week we have had.Hearing about our 700 council gains. 15 European gains.Chuka, Sarah, Angela, Philip, Luciana and Sam joining from the Conservatives and Labour. The Brecon win for the wonderful Jane Dodds against the Conservatives.It’s happening in Scotland too. Councillor Fiona Dryburgh left Labour to join us. And Councillor Mark McGeever left the Conservatives to join us.And there will be more to come. We are on the up and you better get used to it.When you look at Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, the answer has to be Jo SwinsonIt’s time for the old to make way for the new. When you look at Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, the answer has to be Jo Swinson. So Boris and Jeremy watch out, Jo is on the march.We must stop a no-deal Brexit, but we also must stop Brexit. Full stop.We knew straight away that we would need to escape this looming chaos. And we were right.The value of the pound has plummeted. The cost of imports is up. Prices are up. The cost of your family hol…
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Building Railways fit for the 21st Century

Britain’s railways are essential to everyday life - they transport millions to and from work and around the country day in, day out.Unfortunately, all too often our trains are late, crowded or cancelled. Ticketing is a confusing mess and the railways and their rolling stock are in desperate need of investment.Today, at our conference, we voted for a plan to start fixing all of these big issues and give Britain a railway network worthy of Sodor.
Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/a19-railways
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United against Crime

It’s no secret: crime rates in the UK have been rising. Brutal knife and gun crimes have become a sad fixture of our headlines, while conviction rates for offences including violent robberies and sexual assaults have experienced an alarming decline. 
Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/a19-united-against-crime
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Tribute to Paddy Ashdown

With beautiful sunny Bournemouth as a backdrop, Paddy’s friends and colleagues took to the main stage to share their fond memories of him.
Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/a19-paddy-tribute
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Our new Brexit policy, explained

Since the EU referendum, the Liberal Democrats have been on the side of Remainers.Whether in Parliament, in the courts, in the media or on the streets, we’ve been leading the fight for three years to stay part of the European Union.For three years, we’ve been leading the fight to remain in the European Union
Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/a19-brexit-explained
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Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Stop the Home Secretary playing politics with people’s lives

The power to strip someone of their citizenship is one of the most serious the Home Secretary possesses.It should only be taken when absolutely necessary. And only when the national security interest can be proven in court.Was Javid’s decision to strip Shamima Begum's citizenship about the safety of our country or the advancement of his career? Instead, Conservative Home Secretaries have abused this power for political gain with tragic results. Think back to February, when Sajid Javid stripped 19-year-old Shamima Begum of her British citizenship. No one can defend what she did, but were she and her new-born baby really such a threat to national security? Was Javid’s decision about the safety of our country or the advancement of his career? We demand better.Shamima Begum and others like her were born and brought up here. The Government must take responsibility when they are radicalised and go abroad to join terrorists.They should be prosecuted in the UK for their crimes and interro…
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