Lib Dems warn it could be "several generations" before regional inequality is undone as North is hit hard in new findings

The Liberal Democrats have challenged the government over its dire record on regional inequality, as a University College London (UCL) report exposes the drastic North/South divide.

The UCL report singled out the treatment of women, working-class, ethnic minority and disabled groups as facing multiple disadvantages, which affected every aspect of their lives, including educational outcomes, employment prospects, homeownership, health and life expectancy. 

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"Johnson's hateful Government" responsible for shocking UC tapes about claimants

Responding to the shocking comments made by DWP staff about Universal Credit claimants, the Liberal Democrats have blamed "Boris Johnson’s hateful Tory Government" for promoting hateful language.

Benefits managers have been caught on tape making horrifying comments about claimants including blowing them up with a grenade and “faking it", according to the Mirror on Sunday.

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Brexit deal "designed to fail Northerners"

 

Senior Liberal Democrats across the North West have warned that Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal is "deliberately designed to fail Northerners".

The deal further risks the chances of the UK crashing out with No Deal at the end of this month.

As the Prime Minister presenting the government's 'new' proposals to Cabinet this morning, opposition voices across the North West have dismissed the plans as unfeasible.

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Opposition Questions to Council - October 2019

Here are the questions the Liberal Democrats will ask Manchester City Council in today's full council meeting.

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Homeless figures: "expose consistent failure of a system that simply doesn’t care"

The Liberal Democrats have warned that today's ONS figures on homelessness highlight the gross incompetence and lack of priorities from local and national politicians.

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Labour Brexit position is a "spineless betrayal of the North"

The Liberal Democrats have taken aim at the Labour Party, claiming their Brexit position is a "spineless betrayal of the North"

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Burnham hypocrisy on criminalising the homeless is 'stomach-churning'

In a jaw-dropping press conference today, Andy Burnham said Labour would 'never criminalise the homeless' just days after the region's leading Labour council pushed forward with plans to FINE rough sleepers.

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Statement on anti-Semitic comments from Manchester Labour

A statement from Manchester Lib Dem leader John Leech on the anti-Semitic comments from Manchester Labour councillors and MP.

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Turing pardon architect welcomes new £50 note as "rightfully painful reminder of what we lost"

The architect of Alan Turing's pardon has welcomed the news that he will front the new £50 note, saying it will serve as a "rightfully painful reminder of what we lost."

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Manchester carbon neutral target brought forward by 8 years after Lib Dem amendment passes

Manchester Council's climate emergency target could be brought forward by eight years after an amendment from the Liberal Democrats was successful today (10/07/19).

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