Medical letters lying unopened in a warehouse put people at risk - Farron

An investigation by the National Audit Office into the NHS blunder of losing 709,000 medical letters showed there are 1788 cases of potential harm to patients, and has cost taxpayers £6.6 million. 

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Shock revelation May blocked EU nationals' right to stay is a "badge of shame"

The Liberal Democrats have criticised Theresa May as "cold and heartless," following the shock revelation she blocked attempts to guarantee the right to stay for EU nationals immediately after the referendum.

In a scathing editorial in the Evening Standard today, George Osborne revealed that "in the days immediately after the referendum, David Cameron wanted to reassure EU citizens they would be allowed to stay. All his Cabinet agreed with that unilateral offer, except his Home Secretary, Mrs May, who insisted on blocking it."  

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Government sneak out report that shows homelessness rocket - Farron

New homelessness cases in England have risen by by 48% and the numbers of families living in temporary accommodation is up 61%, according to government figures published today. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has blasted the Tories over the news and said it is ‘stain on our nation’s conscience.’key_post_tfportrait700x400.jpg

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Lib Dems table amendment on Single Market to Queen's Speech

The Liberal Democrats have tabled an amendment to the Queen's Speech calling for Britain to stay the single market and customs union.

The party is now calling on both Labour and Conservative MPs to support the amendment and inflict a historic defeat on the government, forcing Theresa May to soften her extreme approach to Brexit.

An amendment to the Queen's speech last year was accepted by the government after it received cross-party support.

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Cable: Hammond right to warn May's Brexit would be disaster

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After Philip Hammond said on Peston that the "cliff edge" Brexit being pushed by Theresa May and much of the cabinet would be "very, very damaging indeed", Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor Sir Vince Cable said:

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Farron resigns as Lib Dem leader

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This afternoon Tim Farron resigned as Liberal Democrat leader. At party HQ in London he gave the following speech to party staff:  

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"The door is always open"

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Responding to comments today from President Macron and Wolfgang Schäuble that 'the door is always open', Tim Farron said:

 

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May needs to axe her plan for grammar schools - Farron

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Responding to reports that the chair of the 1922 Committee has said there will be a modest pilot of grammar schools in inner urban areas, leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said:

 

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Clegg: EU crime database used 307 times a day by UK security services

Nick Clegg has reiterated warnings about the threat of Theresa May's Brexit plans to UK security, pointing to figures showing a vital EU criminal records database is checked by UK police and security services 307 times a day.

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Vince Cable responds to OECD warning of no Brexit trade deal

The OECD has predicted that Theresa May will fail to secure a comprehensive free trade agreement with the rest of the EU by 2019, meaning the UK would revert to WTO trading terms.

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