Conservatives scramble for extra time after struggling to cope with scale of Brexit

Responding to news that the Conservatives could seek a Brexit transition period of longer than two years, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said: It is bizarre that the government was so hasty in its invocation of Article 50, but is now scrambling for extra time in transition due to the scale of the task ahead. The government is arbitrarily pushing for […]

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Another huge Brexit bill

If Brexit wasn’t happening, taxpayers wouldn’t be paying yet another huge bill. The French President is able to demand £45 million because he also has the option of withdrawing co-operation over the special border control in Calais, as the UK withdraws from the EU. Parliament needs to be told when this money was budgeted for, and what guarantees the UK […]

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19% rise in EU academics resigning from UK universities since Brexit

Layla Moran MP

There has been an alarming rise in EU academics leaving our universities – and it’s the latest sign of a damaging Brexodus, says Layla Moran MP. Almost 2,350 academics from the EU have resigned from UK universities in the past year, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed. That’s up 19% from 1,975 two years ago (i.e. before the Brexit […]

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Labour leadership’s Brexit fudge has “run out of time”

Vince Cable says: “Time has run out. The Labour party can no longer ignore their responsibility as the official opposition and allow the Conservatives to pursue an economically damaging hard Brexit.” On Monday, Parliament will return from recess and debate the Taxation (Cross-Border trade) Bill. This sets the ground to pull the UK out of the existing Customs Union. Labour’s […]

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Farron calls on government to keep animal welfare laws post-Brexit

Tim Farron has called on the government to commit to keeping animal welfare laws after Britain has left the EU. The South Lakes MP today met with representatives from Cumbrian eggs business ‘Lakes Free Range’ at an event in Parliament hosted by the RSPCA to discuss the impact of Brexit on farm animal welfare. The event focussed on what effects […]

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