Stop Destructive Brexit

Tom Holder's Thankyou!

  • Article: Sep 17, 2017

    In April 2016, I wrote to the UK Statistics Authority over the Vote Leave campaign's claim £350m a week is sent to the EU.

    In his reply the Chair of the UK Statistics Authority, Sir Andrew Dilnot CBE, said that VoteLeave's use of the figure was "potentially misleading."

    The fact that Boris Johnson continues to use it, despite having been told repeatedly that it's nonsense, means it is just not credible for him to remain in Government.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2017

    Today at our Autumn Conference the Liberal Democrats have called on the government to immediately lift the pay cap on the armed forces to address a growing recruitment crisis.

    Currently, a newly trained private on £18,488 would see a £351 real-terms pay cut next year once inflation is taken into account. The Liberal Democrats would raise wages in line with inflation, meaning a newly trained private would get a pay rise of £536 up to just over £19,000.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2017

    The effects of Brexit are already being felt.

    The value of the pound has plummeted.

    Inflation has risen. Growth in the economy has slowed, and the government is already borrowing billions more to fill the gap in lost tax revenue.

    Growth in the economy has slowed, and the government is already borrowing billions more to fill the gap in lost tax revenue.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2017

    The simple fact is that the proposed EU-UK security treaty is likely to fail unless Theresa May drops her opposition to the European Court of Justice.

    The government has announced it will seek a new treaty with the EU to preserve vital cooperation against crime and terrorism.

    However, access to tools like the European Arrest Warrant, Europol and security databases all require abiding by rulings from the EU Court of Justice, an issue Theresa May has made a red line.

  • Article: Sep 16, 2017

    Today at #LDConf we have called for the setting up of a tough new watchdog to protect the environment from threats posed by Brexit.

    In a conference motion we called for the creation of an Office for Environmental Responsibility that would ensure laws on air quality or the cleanliness of beaches are properly enforced.

  • Article: Sep 16, 2017

    Theresa May must use her speech next week in Florence to change course and unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU nationals, to prevent a 'Brexodus' of thousands of nurses and teachers working in Britain's schools and hospitals.

    In a conference motion passed today, we demanded that the government urgently publish a review into the impact its Brexit policies are having on staffing shortfalls in public services.

  • Article: Sep 16, 2017

    In a motion passed today at our Autumn conference, we have called on the government to set a global example by bringing forward Britain's climate targets ten years from 2050 to 2040.

    As part of the motion, we have also condemned, in the strongest possible terms, President Trump's climate change denial and his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement.

  • Article: Sep 16, 2017

    Closing date: Monday 2nd October 2017 at 12.00 noon

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Thank you all for your support over the election period; friends, family and the many, many dedicated campaigners I've worked with.

The Liberal Democrats have seen their number of seats rise from 8 in 2015 to 12 in 2017 - though we have lost many great MPs in the process.

While the results make the Brexit negotiations difficult for Theresa May, I am glad she can no longer pretend to have the country behind her as she charges towards a Hard Brexit with a "We don't need your deal" attitude. There was never going to be a Brexit deal that was better for the British people than the one we have remaining in the EU - our best chance now is to soften the blow by remaining as close to the EU as possible. Pressure from Theresa May's slim majority may make that possible.

We live in uncertain times. Remaining an open and tolerant society is crucial as we move forward into the unknown.

Thank you everyone!