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  • sc
    Article: Nov 20, 2019

    Today, the Liberal Democrats announced plans to spend £10 billion more a year on schools and hire 20,000 more teachers by the end of the next Parliament.

    A Liberal Democrat government will reverse frontline school cuts since 2015 with an emergency cash injection of £4.6 billion next year

    By 2024/25, the party will spend £10.6 billion more on schools than in 2019/20. This is more than the Conservatives have offered in every year of the Parliament.
    Liberal Democrats will use this money to boost teaching numbers by 20,000 over five years. A Liberal Democrat government will attract and retain teachers by increasing starting salaries to £30,000 and guaranteeing all teachers a pay rise of at least 3% a year over the next Parliament.

  • nhs
    Article: Nov 19, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats have today set out their plans to protect the NHS, by stopping Brexit and investing an extra £35 billion in the health service and social care over the next five years.

    The Liberal Democrats would raise £7 billion a year in additional revenue, ring-fenced for the NHS and social care services, by adding a penny on income tax. On top of this, the party has announced a £10 billion capital fund to upgrade equipment, ambulances, hospitals and other NHS buildings to bring them into the 21st Century.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2019

    Polls regularly show the environment right up there with Brexit and the NHS as issues that the country really care about and which help determine their vote. If you are one of those who see it as a major concern you cannot consider voting for the Conservatives

    Leading scientist David King, who was Britain's climate ambassador at the Paris talks that led to the landmark 2015 agreement pledging to keep global heating below 2C, or 1.5C and government adviser on the climate crisis until 2017, questioned whether Johnson could be trusted on the environment. He said he would give the Conservatives no more than three or four out of 10 for their record on tackling the climate crisis. In the Guardian he is quoted saying

  • Article: Nov 16, 2019

    In 27 days time we will wake up and know who our Government will be. Today the betting is on another Conservative Government but there is a lot of volatility in the forecasts with more people than ever leaving their voting decision too later in the campaign as traditional loyalties are broken by attitudes to Brexit.

  • db1
    Article: Nov 16, 2019

    Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson will plant a tree in Hampstead today (Saturday 16 November), as the party announces ambitious proposals to undertake the largest tree-planting programme in UK history. A Liberal Democrat government will plant 60 million trees every year, increasing UK forest cover by 1 million hectares by 2045.