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20 pigs in Tory pokes

by allanbrame on 31 May, 2017

The Conservative manifesto claims to be a “plan” for a stronger Britain, but – apart from being uncosted – on vital key policies it is utterly vague. Voters are left in the dark as we are told that policy after policy is going to be ‘reviewed’ or ‘consulted’ upon (sometimes ‘widely’). No wonder Theresa May […]

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Remembering Manchester

by allanbrame on 24 May, 2017

We were all horrified by the atrocity in Manchester and grieve for the lives that were lost so senselessly, or changed forever. We stopped all campaigning activity in Birkenhead yesterday, but I am aware that the Royal Mail delivered some of my election leaflets. This was beyond my control – the leaflets were handed over […]

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Remembering Jo Cox

by allanbrame on 21 May, 2017

As the anniversary of the tragic death of Jo Cox nears, it is fitting to pay tribute to her memory. However passionately we hold our political views, it must remain our way to resolve them through argument and debate and never through violence. As she reminded us, “We are far more united and have far […]

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Lib Dem manifesto will be launched later today

by allanbrame on 17 May, 2017

The Liberal Democrats will today launch a manifesto for a brighter future. Change Britain’s Future is a plan for a fairer Britain where people are decent to each other, with good schools and hospitals, a clean environment and an innovative economy. Nothing is more important to our children’s future than Brexit. A bad Brexit deal, […]

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Inflation UP again – Brexit begins to bite

by allanbrame on 16 May, 2017

Inflation has gone up to 2.7% today. This confirms long-held Liberal Democrat warnings about the impact of Brexit, with businesses struggling to contain rising costs and consumer demand being squeezed. These worrying levels of inflation show the Brexit squeeze is hitting shopping baskets across the country. This is the reality of Theresa May and Nigel […]

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The former head of the NHS David Nicholson has today backed Liberal Democrat plans to put a penny on income tax to rescue the health and care service, in a major boost for the party. He is amongst a group of 26 leading health experts including the ex-heads of the Royal College of Nursing, Royal […]

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Best Deal for Britain?

by allanbrame on 11 May, 2017

Theresa May keeps saying she wants “the best deal for Britain”. We already have the best deal as part of the Single Market within the EU. As part of the EU, the UK has enjoyed stability and success, becoming the fifth largest economy in the world. As people realise the terrible cost of leaving the […]

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Tim Farron to lead Lib Dem fightback

by allanbrame on 20 July, 2015

Allan Brame welcomed the election of Tim Farron, MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats. Tim Farron said that under his leadership, the party would oppose the cuts to tax credits and other benefits in the Conservatives’ budget and push for greater spending on infrastructure such as transport and […]

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New Government must invest in Education

by allanbrame on 3 May, 2015

The next Government must increase spending on nurseries, schools and colleges, Allan Brame, Liberal Democrat candidate for Birkenhead said this weekend. Nick Clegg has already said the Liberal Democrats would not enter coalition with any party that does not agree to protect per pupil funding from nursery to 19, in real terms, by the end […]

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