Tories scrap maintenance grants

Liberal Democrat party leader Tim Farron MP has attacked the Conservative party’s decision to scrap maintenance grants for the students from the poorest backgrounds today. He commented on twitter, How can the Tories scrap grants for poorer students & then call themselves the party of aspiration? @libdems will fight this tooth & nail — Tim Farron (@timfarron) January 14, 2016 […]

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Social housing: Sell and build

Last night Tim Farron gave a passionate attack against the Government’s housing reforms, saying: “If we believe that aspiration is right and that the right to own one’s home is good and something to work towards, we should be allowing a like-for-like replacement of homes sold off in advance. “If we want to destroy social housing, we should do what […]

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Banks should not be allowed to wash their hands of failings

This week Liberal Democrat peers will seek to defeat the Government over plans water down banker accountability. The Liberal Democrats are aiming to stop the Conservative plan to reverse ‘the burden of proof’ rule that was implemented in the last Parliament by Vince Cable. The rule, which is due to come into force in March, is triggered when banks are […]

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Tim Farron and Lynne Featherstone welcome the landmark Paris Agreement

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron MP has welcomed the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change. Tim Farron said: “The landmark agreement that has been reached in Paris must be welcomed as a vital step in combating climate change. “The Government must now urgently rethink it’s cuts to renewable energy which are undermining the achievements of Ed Davey and Liberal Democrats […]

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Farron Demands Flood Repair Funds

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has called on the government to provide additional funding to affected areas to help deal with the aftermath of the recent floods. Following the extreme flooding of the last couple of days, residents in Cumbria have been forced to evacuate as their homes have flooded, whilst business premises have also been adversely affected. Local infrastructure […]

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