UK Lib Dems put Brexit at center of manifesto
At the heart of the Lib Dems’ manifesto is a pledge to hold a second referendum on the final Brexit deal negotiated with Brussels, with Mr Farron arguing people had voted for a “departure”, but not a “destination”.
It will also give tenants first refusal to buy the home they are renting from a landlord who decides to sell during the tenancy at the market rate according to an independent valuation.
According to the manifesto, the plan would include a diesel scrappage scheme and ban on the sale of diesel cars and small vans in the United Kingdom by 2025.
And if the deal that Theresa May comes back with is not good enough for you and your family, you should have the right to reject it and to vote to remain.
This will ensure a more comprehensive planning committee and will also obligate the builders to move swiftly.
The party spokesperson also made a strong statement when he said: “It is vital that Hackney elects Liberal Democrat MPs and Lib Dem councillors next year so we can sort out the housing mess in Hackney that Labour have overseen for decades”.
But Mr Farron will rule out any repeat of the coalition government that ran Britain from 2010 to 2015, when the Lib Dems joined forces with the Tories – saying he will refuse to go into coalition either with Theresa May’s Conservatives or Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party.
Key pledges also include plans to decriminalise prostitution, which would allow police to dedicate more time to curbing people trafficking and grooming.
The party say they will restore housing benefit to young people, bring in bus passes for 16-21 year olds with a two-thirds discount, and lower the voting age to 16 if they gain power.
And in an appeal to voters to support the Lib Dems, he said: “Theresa May and Nigel Farage’s cold, mean-spirited Britain is not the Britain I love”.
The Liberal Democrats’ manifesto has set out a number of resource policy pledges, including on waste taxes and collection targets, making it the only main United Kingdom party so far to focus on waste and recycling ahead of the General Election. Tim Farron’s party would keep the United Kingdom in the single market and customs union. They would negotiate a “fair” settlement of the UK’s liabilities, but rule out “vast annual contributions” to European Union budgets.
8 Waiting time standards for mental health to match physical health care. Extra funds for social care would be provided by means-testing pensioners’ winter fuel payments and individuals would have a £100,000 protection against care costs.
12 Opposition to new selective schools, and democratic control for local councils over admissions and new schools.
Arms sales to Saudi Arabia will be suspended and the Prevent counter-terrorism strategy will be scrapped and replaced.
23 Require all front-line police to wear body cameras.