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  • Inga Lockington at conference
    Article: Sep 19, 2017

    The following motion has been passed:-

    Conference notes that in August 2017 the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) Committee found that the UK Government's cuts to social security and other support for deaf and disabled people had caused "a human catastrophe" which was "totally neglecting the vulnerable situation that people with disabilities nd themselves in" and, taken with the UK Government's refusal to either recognise or implement the recommendations of the previous inquiry by the UN CRPD Committee in 2016, concluded that the Conservative Government had committed "grave, systematic violations of the rights of person with disabilities".

  • Article: Sep 19, 2017

    We need a bold new approach to improving mental health focused on prevention, including giving discounts to business rates for companies that take concrete steps to improve well-being in the workplace.

    We also need a pay rise for NHS staff and demanded that Theresa May give EU nationals working in the NHS the right to stay now.

  • Article: Sep 19, 2017

    The IFS has demolished Boris Johnson's repeated claim that Brexit will lead to an £350m for the NHS.

    In a letter to The Times, the IFS's deputy director Carl Emmerson points out that overall Brexit is actually set to damage the public finances and lead to "net fiscal loss."

    This is a point made by the Office for Budget Responsibility forecast and adopted by the government.

  • LibDems in Bournemouth
    Article: Sep 19, 2017

    Local Lib Dems converged this past weekend on Bournemouth for the Autumn Conference. In addition to hearing more on our policy on an Exit from Brexit, the conference was a great opportunity to discuss and develop policy on a whole range of topics from strengthen climate change objectives, improving standards in social housing, dealing with the chaotic roll-out of the universal credit, ensuring employee representation on boards and new strategies on fighting terror.

  • Article: Sep 18, 2017

    At our conference today, the Liberal Democrats have agreed to a raft of new policies which will see stricter penalties for companies that break the law, as part of a series of measures to improve corporate governance.

    This would include scrapping the need to establish intent or guilt of a senior executive in cases of corporate failure, meaning that companies themselves could be held criminally liable.

  • Article: Sep 18, 2017

    In the wake of the recent terrorist outrages it's clear that we need a bold change of strategy to defeat terrorism and counter violent extremism.

    To do that, at our Autumn Conference today we have proposed a bold new strategy to defeat terror. At the heart of the strategy being proposed is proper funding and resourcing for the community police.

  • Article: Sep 18, 2017

    In surprising news today, the Head of the Deparment for Exiting the European Union, Oliver Robbins has quit to take up a new role after a series of disagreements with David Davis.

    I'm glad someone has found an exit from Brexit.

    Unfortunately for the government, it's the civil servant who was meant to be leading it.

  • Article: Sep 18, 2017

    According to charities, councils and housing associations, the rollout of the universal credit is a disaster in slow-motion.

    A mandatory six-week wait to receive a first payment is causing people serious difficulties, with over half of new claimants having to borrow money to make ends meet. Universal Credit's policy of making claimants pay landlords

  • Article: Sep 18, 2017

    Fire safety has to be put at the forefront of new building regulations in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

    That is abundantly clear - and that's why, today, the Liberal Democrats have voted to give a stronger role to the social housing regulator, and are pushing for a package of measures to improve fire safety and building regulations.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2017

    Councillor Inga Lockington and Dr Tim Lockington from Ipswich are two of the people interviewed at the Liberal Democrat conferencein Bournmouth.

    Inga - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDIbolEoyPg&feature=youtu.be

    Tim - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHOksZMdri4&feature=youtu.be