Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

UK's Liberal Democrats promise new Brexit vote if elected


He said the Conservatives, led by Theresa May, were "pursuing the extreme, hardest Brexit you could possibly imagine".

He said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had "let you down by voting with Theresa May on Brexit - not against her".

'He's made it clear that he is pro-choice and the Liberal Democrats believe that women should have the right to choose, ' he said.

The Lib Dems acknowledge the NHS is on the brink of crisis and pledge to spend 1p in the pound of Income Tax on NHS and social care services, prioritising mental health care and limiting care costs for the elderly.

The Lib Dems would assemble a constitutional convention to "deliver home rule to each of the nations of a strong, federal United Kingdom".

The Liberal Democrats would also invest £6.9bn in schools and colleges over the next Parliament, funded in part with not lowering corporation tax levels.

The IFS has also questioned whether the policy would be as effective as other schemes, such as breakfast clubs, which the Lib Dems say they will "promote", but not specifically fund.

It's a double edge problem for the party - they have a real issue with visibility and for all the broken political promises over the years it is their going back on raising tuition fees which stands out.

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Cannabis would only be sold on the high street to people over-18 and sales would be strictly regulated under the new proposals.

"We remain opposed to any expansion of Heathrow, Stansted or Gatwick and any new airport in the Thames estuary and will focus instead on improving existing regional airports such as Birmingham and Manchester", said the party in its manifesto.

Across the United Kingdom, the manifesto says the Lib Dems would end the 1 per cent cap on pay rises in the public sector, and reinstate housing benefit for people under the age of 21.

Farage is the former leader of the U.K. Independence Party and was one of the most prominent faces of the Leave campaign.

The party said increasing life expectancy is bringing challenges to long-term savings and future pensioners may need an income that can last up to 40 years.

In the face of opinion polls suggesting the Lib Dems are failing to make a breakthrough, Mr Farron urged Britons to follow the lead of French voters who rejected the "two exhausted old parties" to elect President Emmanuel Macron.

Hot on the heels of Labour's "programme of hope", the Liberal Democrats will be putting forward their plans for the country as Tim Farron launches the party's manifesto in London.

The latest opinion poll from Panelbase, of more than 1,000 people between 12 and 15 May, put the Liberal Democrats on 7%, below the party's 7.9% share of the vote at the 2015 general election manifesto.

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