Too many people are wrongly denied asylum, with 40 per cent of refusals overturned on appeal: we will make the system work fairly for seekers of sanctuary. Help children from poorer families to remain in education and training beyond the age of 16 by introducing a ‘Young People’s Premium’. We are the only party with a credible plan to enhance the UK’s soft power and to use it to promote human rights and democracy around the world. It gives British people the opportunity to work, be together with their loved ones, study and retire anywhere in the EU. In devolved governments, the Liberal Democrats are currently in coalition with Welsh Labour in the devolved Welsh government, and als… “The government should be striving to minimize any economic damage that comes from Brexit, and a no-deal Brexit would add on to the economic disaster of Covid.”. Continue the drive for diversity in business leadership, pushing for at least 40 per cent of board members being women in FTSE 350 companies and implementing the recommendations of the Parker review to increase ethnic minority representation. Create a new Online Crime Agency to effectively tackle illegal content and activity online, such as personal fraud, revenge porn and threats and incitement to violence on social media. We will: Liberal Democrats believe that in the diversity of the UK should be represented in public and working life. We need to support people to lead more active and healthy lives. The importance of the UK’s membership of the EU has never been clearer. Joe Biden presidency wouldn’t derail hopes of post-Brexit trade deal, Cabinet minister insists. Introducing legally binding targets for reducing the consumption of key natural resources and other incentives for businesses to improve resource efficiency. A successful economy is important, because it supports jobs, income and well-funded public services – all of which matter for individuals’ wellbeing. Vernon Bogdanor (Brexit was no aberration.The European Union needs to learn from it, 25 October) argues that the EU risks arousing resistance if it seems to … Our first priorities in the next parliament will be: The climate emergency can only be tackled effectively by ensuring that every relevant decision taken by national government, local councils, businesses, investors, communities and households makes progress towards the net zero objective. Investing in renewable power so that at least 80 per cent of UK electricity is generated from renewables by 2030 – and banning fracking for good. Investing £130 billion in infrastructure – upgrading our transport and energy systems, building schools, hospitals and homes, empowering all regions and nations of the UK and developing the climate-friendly infrastructure of the future. We will also give extra training to teachers who are required to teach subjects at secondary level where they themselves do not have a post A-level qualification. The failures of Conservatives and Labour are not only morally indefensible but economically illiterate. Any data we gather will be used in accordance with our privacy policy at To exercise your legal data rights, email: Challenge gender stereotyping and early sexualisation, working with schools to promote positive body image and break down outdated perceptions of gender appropriateness of particular academic subjects. Only the Liberal Democrats have a plan to renew international liberalism in Britain and ensure that the UK plays an active role in building a better world. Liberal Democrats have a transformative plan to make the UK a world leader in responsible innovation by taking advantage of the UK’s strengths and what we are good at as a nation: our natural advantages in renewable energy; our strong university sector; and our regional strengths such as bioscience in the Midlands, advanced materials in Yorkshire, zero-carbon technology in the North West and photonics in Scotland. When asked if the Brexit Party was now "finished", Mr Farage said: "We've used our influence, that's the important thing. Benefitting consumers through better product design for repairability, reuse and recycling, including extending the forthcoming EU ‘right to repair’ legislation for consumer goods, so helping small repair businesses and community groups combat ‘planned obsolescence’. They have again promised to train more GPs, but it is difficult to put faith in this when they have completely failed to deliver their previous similar pledge, because of their approach to NHS workforce planning, Brexit and NHS funding and morale generally. We have a plan to boost quality at every stage of education. Create a new two-year visa for students to work after graduation. We have the plan that this country deserves, and we are ready to deliver it. Build at least 100,000 homes for social rent each year and ensure that total housebuilding increases to 300,000 each year. Tens of thousands of people got involved with our campaign. Liberal Democrats will also support the right of the people of Gibraltar to remain in the European Union. Focus on the diplomatic priorities of the UN’s Responsibility to Protect doctrine and establish new tests to ensure that any UK action has regional support, a reasonable prospect of defined success, and a sound legal and humanitarian case. We will deliver a ten-year emergency programme to cut greenhouse gas emissions substantially straightaway and phase out emissions from the remaining hard-to-treat sectors by 2045 at the latest. Reduce the fee for registering a child as a British citizen from £1,012 to the cost of administration. Democrats will protect and maintain freedom of movement, safeguarding the rights, of UK citizens living elsewhere in the EU and EU citizens in the UK”. A Liberal Democrat government will stop Brexit – and build a brighter future for the UK by keeping us at the heart of the European Union. Our understanding of what causes physical and mental ill health is evolving all of the time. For too many people, things aren’t working as they should be. End retrospective tax changes like the loan charge brought in by the Conservatives, so that individuals and firms are treated fairly, and review recent proposals to change the IR35 rules. Transform our mental health services by treating mental health with the same urgency as physical health. However, as authoritarian regimes trample over freedom of speech and belief and LGBT+ and other people are continuing to suffer discrimination, this is far from being the case. If you voted for Brexit because your communities have been let down for decades. End period poverty by removing VAT on sanitary products and providing them for free in schools, hospitals, hostels, shelters, libraries, leisure centres, stadiums, GP surgeries, food banks, colleges and universities. We will proceed by consensus as far as possible but will not allow one local authority to veto a coherent proposal. Significantly increase the amount of accessible green space, including protecting up to a million acres, completing the coastal path, exploring a ‘right to roam’ for waterways and creating a new designation of National Nature Parks. Provide public health services, including maternity services, to people from the moment they arrive in the UK. Recognise the expansion of warfare into the cybersphere by investing in our security and intelligence services and acting to counter cyberattacks. Our pro-Europeanism is built on our patriotism. And though ultimately we did not succeed in stopping Brexit, I am immensely proud of all that we did achieve. Develop a national skills strategy for key sectors, including zero-carbon technologies, to help match skills and people; our new Skills Wallets will allow people to retrain and upskill when they need to.