Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

Lib Dems highlight second EU referendum in manifesto

Kenny Thornton | 20 May, 2017, 06:37

"People can vote for Labour or the Conservatives and they will get slightly different shades of a hard Brexit, which will damage the economy, or they can vote for the Lib Dems who want to remain close to Europe".

The sale of new diesel cars and small vans would be banned by 2025 if the Liberal Democrats win the upcoming general election.

Lift the borrowing cap on local authorities and increase the borrowing capacity of housing associations so that they can build council and social housing.

Home cultivation would also be allowed.

Mr Farron said: "Air pollution in the United Kingdom is a killer".

'In the biggest fight for the future of our country in a generation, Jeremy Corbyn's Labour has let you down by voting with Theresa May on Brexit, not against her.

Labour has "lost the right to call themselves the opposition" by failing to make a stand on Brexit, Mr Farron said.

"And if the deal that (Prime Minister) Theresa May comes back with is not good enough for you and your family, you should have the right to reject it and to vote to remain", he added.

"This election is about your choice over your future".

And in an appeal to voters to support the Lib Dems, he said: "Theresa May and Nigel Farage's cold, mean-spirited Britain is not the Britain I love".

United Kingdom law must also seek to maintain environmental standards while "maximum cooperation" is needed in fighting crime alongside the European Union, the document adds.

"Immigration is essential to our economy and a benefit to our society". An extra £6 billion would be spent on health and an extra £7 billion on education. Waiting time standards for mental health would match physical health and there would be an integration of the NHS and social care systems. Labour wants to create a National Care Service with £8 billion in funding over five years.

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The Conservatives would end the ban on selective state schools to open the way for new grammars.

14 Additional month of paid paternity leave. A programme of capital investment would stimulate growth across the UK.

The Lib Dems are the only party proposing an income tax rise for everyone earning over the Personal Allowance threshold (currently £11,500).

The party has a variety of measures planned to increase money raised from taxes.

19 Ultra-low-emission zones in 10 more towns and cities.

Pass a Zero Waste Act, including legally binding targets for reducing net consumption of key natural resources, and introducing incentives for businesses to improve resource efficiency.

22 Additional £300 million for community policing in England and Wales. Police will get an extra £300m to tackle violent crime and all frontline officers will have to wear body cameras.

Arms sales to Saudi Arabia will be suspended and the Prevent counter-terrorism strategy will be scrapped and replaced.

However the RLA has warned the proposals for the PRS could force some landlords, still reeling from recent tax changes, out of the market altogether.

28 Maintain commitment to spend 0.7% of GDP on overseas aid.

You wait ages for the main parties to launch their election manifestos and then two come along (almost) at once.

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