Liberal Democrats to reinstate post-study work visa, hold another Brexit referendum

Lucy Bush
May 27, 2017

'In the biggest fight for the future of our country in a generation, Jeremy Corbyn's Labour has let you down by voting with Theresa May on Brexit, not against her.

The Lib Dems have always been against the legislation.

Richard Newby was greeted with a furious BBC Daily Politics host who quoted Vince Cable as he criticised the Lib Dems for including another Brexit vote in their manifesto.

"This means leaving the single market, ending freedom of movement and abandoning the customs union - even though these choices will make the United Kingdom poorer and disappoint many leave voters who wanted a different outcome". They would also be obliged to hand over any "secondary data" relating to that individual.

Positioning itself as the party of "Remainers", the Liberal Democrats on Wednesday promised to hold another referendum on Britain leaving the European Union, and held out the prospect of reinstating the post-study work visa popular with Indian students.

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The manifesto, which was published today (17 May) sets out the party's policies for the snap general election due to take place on 8 June.

The party also commits to legalising cannabis, suggesting it could raise £1bn in tax revenue.

He said: "People in Europe are negotiating on the basis of getting a deal that they think is in the long-term interests of the EU".

The Lib Dems also say they will end the "anomaly" which sees Police Scotland charged Value-Added Tax despite regional forces in England and Wales escaping the charge.

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Julia went on to say that the party hasn't previously called for referendums on other treaties in the past, so this shouldn't be any different.

Mr Farron's said that Theresa May offers a "cold, mean-spirited" Britain his visision of an "open, tolerant and united" nation.

Give almost £7 billion extra for schools and colleges including protecting per-pupil funding in real terms.

The Lib Democrats also committed to spending £6bn extra a year on NHS and social care, funded by a 1p rise in income tax. Liberal Democrats support pressing ahead with the HS2 high speed rail line, and say they will "continue to champion the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine initiatives and invest significant capital resources in infrastructure projects across the north of England and the Midlands".

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