Revelation that ministers realise Brexit a mistake
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has seized on revelations from Ireland’s top Brexit official that the British government now realises Brexit is a mistake.
Biggest rise in food prices in three years from Brexit squeeze
Food prices saw the biggest increase for three years in the year to March, figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed.
Food and drink prices rose by 1.2% and overall consumer inflation remained at 2.3%. Meanwhile wage growth is expected to slow, leaving people worse off in real terms.
Real incomes down
Following news that wages fell behind inflation in February, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has said that the government can no longer deny that British workers are in the grip of a growing Brexit incomes squeeze.
Today's Budget does nothing to address the Brexit squeeze. This is caused by a falling pound and rising inflation, meaning people have less money to spend. With the pound dropping in value by 17%, the cost of imports have gone up, which is starting to push up prices in the shops.
EU doctors and nurses in East Surrey must be given right to stay
The Liberal Democrats have called on Sam Gyimah to ensure thousands EU nationals living in East Surrey are guaranteed the right to remain in Britain, as figures have revealed the extent to which local NHS services rely on EU nationals.
The news comes after the government was defeated in a historic vote in the House of Lords this week, after peers voted for an amendment to guarantee the right of EU citizens to remain in the UK. The issue will now be voted on by MPs, as pressure mounts on the government to change position.