Cable: Marr interview shows Labour leadership's "betrayal" in backing the Conservatives' damaging hard Brexit
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ruled out membership of the Customs Union and the Single Market in an interview with Andrew Marr this morning. This is despite overwhelming support for both among his party's membership and conflicting messages from the Labour frontbench.
Brake - An Exit from Brexit is still possible
Commenting on reports that three QCs have written to the Prime Minister setting out their view that Article 50 can be rescinded, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said:
“These latest legal opinions only strengthen our case that an Exit from Brexit is still possible. Instead of trying to hide behind the idea of irrevocability, the government should accept the clear evidence that we can stop this shambolic process if necessary.
Is the Caterham Masterplan a green light to hundreds of flats and no parking?
Tandridge Council is currently undertaking a second consultation on the Caterham Masterplan until the 22nd January and local Liberal Democrat Councillors are urging as many people as possible to take part. The Liberal Democrat group are shocked at the current proposals that appears to green light hundreds of extra flats but makes no attempt to resolve the parking issues in Caterham.
World deserves better than petulant child running a superpower - Moran
Responding to Trump's latest round of Twitter diplomacy, including boasting about the size of his button and threatening Palestine, Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran, the first UK MP of Palestinian background, said:
“After a year in office it has become quite clear that Donald Trump is making the world less safe.
Vince Cable’s New Year message: 2018 is the time to fight for affordable housing, the NHS and an Exit from Brexit
Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has released his New Year message, emphasising his ambition to mobilise the strength of the party’s 100,000 membership to win the arguments on the major issues facing the country.
- the need to convince the government to build thousands of affordable homes so that younger generations are no longer cut off from the housing market
- the urgency of properly funding a woefully underinvested NHS – the Liberal Democrats argue for a penny in the pound on income tax for the NHS and social care;
- the need to win the argument for an Exit from Brexit, but democratically, through a public vote on the terms of the divorce and any EU trade deal.