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  • Ambulance
    Article: Jan 23, 2018

    Responding to the news that more than 100,000 patients this winter had to wait in the back of an ambulance for at least 30 minutes due to overcrowding, Baroness Judith Jolly, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson said:

    "These latest figures provide yet more evidence that our NHS is at breaking-point. The government must act immediately to find a long-term solution to this unacceptable situation. Patients and hard working staff are paying the price for the Government's repeated failure to act effectively.

  • UK Border
    Article: Jan 22, 2018

    Commenting ahead of May and Macron's summit later today where the PM is expected to commit £45million to strengthen border controls in French ports, Lib Dem Home Affairs spokesperson Ed Davey said:

    "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 has secured in return, if any, for future co-operation on our border security."

    Article: Jan 17, 2018

    Patients are dying in hospital corridors because of NHS underfunding, a group of A&E doctors has warned in a letter to Theresa May.

    In their unprecedented warning, the doctors told the prime minister that more than 120 patients a day were being managed in corridors in some hospitals, with "some dying prematurely" because staff were so busy.

  • Brexit Euro&Union Jack
    Article: Jan 16, 2018

    Brexit could cause the UK to lose half a million jobs and nearly £50bn in investment by 2030, a report commissioned by Sadiq Khan has found.

    The London Mayor said the government should negotiate to stay in the single market and customs union. It comes days after Jeremy Corbyn refused to attend a cross-party summit on keeping the UK in the single market.

  • Teacher pay
    Article: Jan 15, 2018

    There were 3,750 teachers in England on long-term stress leave in 2016/17, up 5% on the previous year, Liberal Democrat research has revealed.

    It means one in 83 teachers is now on long-term leave of one month or more for stress and mental health issues, up from one in 95 three years ago and one in 90 last year.