Financial crisis worsens at County Hall as Tories ask Surrey residents to pay more for less
Liberal Democrats on Surrey County Council have criticised the Conservative-administration for budget proposals containing £54m of further cuts to services and a 6% council tax rise. The budget recommendations will be approved by the Council's Conservative Cabinet on Tuesday 30th January, and then by the County Council on Tuesday 6th February.
Cllr Hazel Watson, Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Surrey County Council, said today:
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Commenting on reports that three QCs have written to the Prime Minister setting out their view that Article 50 can be rescinded, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said: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.