Tories simply don't get public transport

  • The Conservatives have overseen a decline of more than 200 million bus journeys since 2015 and failed to invest in railways, all while Johnson dreams up vanity projects like his island airport, a dud garden bridge and London buses that don't work.
  • The Tories simply don't get the need for excellent public transport which gives people a real alternative to individual car use.
  • Boris Johnson's reckless Brexit plans would be disastrous for the economy, meaning less money to fund vital transport and infrastructure projects.
  • The Liberal Democrats will invest in improving our rail network and restoring bus routes across the UK, as well as freeze rail fares for five years. Our plans will help more people find alternatives to car use that fits in with their busy lives.
  • By stopping Brexit we can invest the £50 billion remain bonus in projects that will bring real improvements for people across the UK, tackle the climate emergency and build a brighter future for all.
Liberal Democrats

  • Article: Sep 14, 2020

    Liberal Democrat MPs have put forward measures to the Internal Market Bill that will remove controversial clauses that breach the Northern Ireland Protocol.

    Respecting the rule of law is fundamental to any self-respecting Government.

    The clauses in question allow the UK to unilaterally scrap "exit summary" forms for goods moving from Northern Ireland to Great Britain, and to apply UK state aid rules in Northern Ireland - contrary to what was agreed with the EU. A third clause seeks to protect the above changes from being considered unlawful.

  • Article: Sep 14, 2020

    I've been a member for many years but like many others, I'd never taken the plunge and dived into conference.

    That all changed last year when I went to the 2019 Lib Dem Party Conference in Bournemouth.

    I didn't know what to expect, but before I knew it, I was meeting fellow Lib Dems from across the country, sharing stories, learning new tricks, and feeling at home with over 3,000 like-minded members who share my values.

  • Article: Sep 8, 2020

    Saturday sees the first full meeting of our new Steering Group, created by the Federal Board in a pilot to find ways of improving how we run the party. As the Thornhill Election Review found in frank detail, failing to run the party well hinders our election prospects.

    Elections will be very much on our mind as one of our major items of business is next May's elections. The combination of general elections in Scotland and Wales plus two rounds of local elections in one will make this much more than a usual May. How much normal party activity to put aside so we can focus on the elections will be one of the issues discussed. It's always tempting to stop everything for the next election, but do that too often and many long-term problems build up. Some careful judgements will be needed.

  • Article: Sep 3, 2020
    By Layla Moran

    The new law, aimed at stamping out protests that have racked Hong Kong for the past year, can "prevent, stop and punish any acts or activities" that severely endanger national security." Such charges are often used in mainland China to silence dissidents and other political opponents. It has already been used to silence people.

  • Article: Sep 2, 2020
    By Alistair Carmichael

    Alan, his mum and his five-year-old brother had drowned as they attempted to cross from Turkey to Kos in a small inflatable boat, having fled the violence of ISIL and Assad's civil war.

    The Conservatives voted against providing a safe haven for children who've been forced to flee their homes and separated from their families.