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
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
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
AGM-Agenda-20171 2016 Draft AGM Minutes
John Redwood was interviewed on Today on BBC Radio 4 and he told even more porkies. About Article 50, he said 'under the Treaty the process is irreversible'. That is a bare-faced lie. Article 50 was deliberately designed to be reversible. Don't take my word for it - check with Scottish peer who wrote it. He … Continue reading John Redwood
On Newsnight Boris Johnson said that there were no plans to raise income tax. Within minutes Tory HQ said that Boris's comments were neither a pledge nor a promise. So do they have plans to raise income tax or not? Then there are plans to sack Philip Hammond, perhaps because he appears to be one … Continue reading And another wobble
There is a perception that we spend far too much on welfare in the UK and it's a drain on the country. The Guardian has an article which argued the opposite - that welfare is an investment that enables us to make the most of our resources. They argue that free child care enables a … Continue reading Do we spend too much on welfare?