Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Pro-EU Liberal Democrats promise new Brexit vote

Pro-EU Liberal Democrats promise new Brexit vote

Coming a day after the Labour manifesto, which contained few specific policies relating to waste and recycling (see story) the Lib Dems' 2017 manifesto repeats the Party's 2015 pledge to "establish a coherent tax and regulatory framework for landfill, incineration and waste collection".

The Lib Dem manifesto set out plans to fight hard Brexit, ban diesel cars and help young people buy their first home.

You should have your say on the Brexit deal in a referendum.

"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. The party has said it would upgrade salaries in line with inflation leading to an estimated wage increase of £527 a year for nurses by 2021, as previously reported by Nursing Times.

The manifesto takes a markedly different approach to Brexit adopted by the Conservative Government, promising that Tim Farron's party would hold hold a further public vote on Brexit, including an option to remain in the EU.

But it said it will not scrap university tuition fees, insisting the NHS is a bigger spending priority. Anti-Europe. Anti-refugees. Slashing funding to schools and hospitals.

"No wonder Ukip is standing down candidates and backing the Tories".

Mr Farron was again forced off message over his religious views and had to confirm he supports a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy after a 2007 interview resurfaced in which he reportedly said abortion was "wrong".

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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".

The party says its spending plans will cost £14bn a year, with the cash raised from 1p on income tax (ring-fenced for education), as well as more money from corporation tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax.

He also announced plans to bar new diesel cars and small vans from sale in the United Kingdom from 2025 to curb harmful emissions and an uncosted scrappage scheme.

They are also focusing on young people with introducing bus passes and helping them get onto the housing ladder.

Extra £7 billion spending on education, increasing school budgets and the pupil premium for disadvantaged children.

"This manifesto is called Change Britain's Future - it should probably be called Change Britain's Future By Changing Its Opposition".

Conservative Party chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin claimed that the Liberal Democrats' policies were "an echo of Corbyn's manifesto we saw earlier this week", while the Green Party accused the Lib Dems of lacking vision, saying the party needed to take off its "Brexit blinkers".

Elsewhere on the general election campaign trail, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson visited a nursery school to highlight fresh efforts to boost literacy and numeracy standards.

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