May should have sought parliamentary approval for action

Responding to the military action taken by the UK government in Syria Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable said: “Riding the coattails of an erratic US President is no substitute for a mandate from the House of Commons. “The Prime Minister could and should have recalled Parliament this week and sought the approval of MPs … Continue reading May should have sought parliamentary approval for action

Royal Prerogative needs to be brought within the power of Parliament

Commenting in advance of today’s emergency debate Parliament’s powers in relation to military action, Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable said:   “Today’s debate on Parliament’s powers is welcome.  Liberal Democrats have long argued that powers exercised under the Royal Prerogative need to be brought within the power of Parliament.    “Yesterday’s exchanges in the Commons … Continue reading Royal Prerogative needs to be brought within the power of Parliament

Rise of identity politics poses a threat to society

  Tomorrow, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable will emphasise the importance of fighting for liberal values following the increase in far-right hate crime and antisemitism. In a speech held in Westminster, Cable will also point to Prevent; the government's counter-terrorism strategy for “contributing to a culture of suspicion and mistrust”. Vince Cable is expected to say: … Continue reading Rise of identity politics poses a threat to society