The Liberal Democrats have unveiled the party's Plan for Equalities and Human Rights. The plan is at the heart of the party's vision to build a brighter future for everyone.
The ambitious policies were revealed at a press conference by Luciana Berger and Chuka Umunna and include:
- tackling the rise in hate crimes by making them all aggravated offenses
- providing funding for protective security measures to places of worship, schools and community centres that are vulnerable to hate crime and terror attacks
- complete the introduction of equal marriage
- reduce the overrepresentation of people from BAME backgrounds throughout the criminal justice system
Lib Dems to invest £500 million in youth services to help tackle knife crime
The Liberal Democrats have set out ambitious plans to tackle soaring levels of knife crime, by investing £500 million in youth services and adopting a public health approach to youth violence.
The Liberal Democrats have set out their vision for a “new era of learning throughout life” with the creation of an ambitious Skills Wallet. This will give every adult £10,000 to spend on education and training throughout their lives.
A Liberal Democrat Government will put £4,000 into people’s ‘Skills Wallet’ at 25, £3,000 at 40 and another £3,000 at 55. The grants have been designed to encourage saving towards the costs of education and training throughout adult life.
Individuals, their employers and local government will be able to make additional payments into the wallets. Access to free careers guidance will also be provided.
The Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce that the party, as part of Unite to Remain, has made an arrangement with The Green Party and Plaid Cymru to step aside for pro-Remain candidates in 60 seats across England and Wales.
By making this arrangement with other pro-European parties, the Liberal Democrats are showing that we will put the national interest above party politics, to deliver Remain. The Liberal Democrats will stand aside, so that there is a clear pro-Remain candidate in 13 constituencies, in turn, in 43 constituencies other parties will stand aside for a Liberal Democrat candidate
Jo Swinson has launched the Liberal Democrats' Plan for a Brighter Future. Jo will start her nationwide tour today and details of the plan will be delivered to millions of people across the UK by mail and online.
The plan outlines the party's key priority to Stop Brexit and sets out a bold vision on how to build a fairer, brighter future for the country. It is a plan to tackle inequalities, confront the climate emergency and give everyone the opportunities they need to succeed.
The old politics has failed. For too many people, working hard and playing by the rules is not enough to guarantee a happy, fulfilling and secure life for them and their children.
A Liberal Democrat government will create a shared vision for the country we want to be, where every single person and community is valued, empowered and cared for, and where we protect our planet for future generations.
A Liberal Democrat government will revoke Article 50 on day one, work to keep our family of nations together and build a brighter future.
Party leader Jo Swinson appeared on Andrew Marr's show on the BBC Sunday Morning
Today (27th October) the Liberal Democrats announce they will propose a Bill to amend the Fixed Term Parliament Act to hold a General Election on Monday December 9th.
The plan, which is backed by the Liberal Democrats and the SNP, would amend the Fixed Term Parliament Act to set the date of the next General Election, with Parliament being dissolved on Thursday following its passage this week.
The Liberal Democrats have filed an amendment to the Queen's Speech today to support a People's Vote to give the people of the United Kingdom a vote on the final deal
Responding to votes in the House of Commons tonight, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson said: "This is not a done deal, and I won't stop fighting for our place in the European Union. Liberal Democrat MPs will always fight to keep the best deal we have as members of the European Union.
“It will be a terrible deal” was the response of the Liberal Democrats in Europe to the publication of the EU Withdrawal Agreement with its amendments. “The special situation of Northern Ireland will be highly complicated and this will lead to the massive extra burden of red tape for business as they try and work out applicable taxes and customs tariffs.