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9-10 November 2019 – the weekend’s press releases

That’s rather embarrassing, in that I managed to fall asleep mid-edit. So, time to catch up…

  • Lib Dems respond to Conservative announcement on GP appointments
  • Lib Dems: Boris Johnson should call Cobra meeting over flooding emergency
  • Labour People’s Vote promise rings hollow – Lib Dems
  • Labour People’s Vote promise rings hollow – Lib Dems
  • Lib Dems: Manifestos must receive OBR scrutiny

Lib Dems respond to Conservative announcement on GP appointments

Responding to the Conservative Party’s announcement today on GP appointments, Luciana Berger, Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Social Care, said:

This latest Tory announcement isn’t offering any real solutions to the current

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Liz Lynne writes: Making the industrial strategy work in the Midlands

jaguarFor years people have been writing off our UK manufacturing industry and underplaying the part it plays in boosting the economy. In my view there has been too much emphasis on the service sector and not enough on manufacturing. I am therefore delighted about the announcement in the Autumn Statement on Capital Allowances. It is something that many people in industry have been calling for for years. By raising the allowance tenfold from £25,000 to £250,000, the government is encouraging investment in new plant and machinery, and providing an incentive for profitable manufacturers to invest in new capacity. This is a government decision that will create new long term jobs.

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  • User Avatarfrankie 6th Dec - 10:27pm
    The reply Mark should say is " Wots it worth". When the media come looking for a story be picky who you choose, BBC turn...
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    Peter, According to the graph it appears that in 2018 the trade balance is 4% and the deficit is -2 and the private sector balance...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 6th Dec - 10:19pm
    I wasn't claiming the Liberals got anything from it, Christine. I was merely stating that the Labour Party didn't always operate a non-co-operation policy. I...
  • User AvatarMary Reid 6th Dec - 10:16pm
    Hmmm ... Mark is going to have some difficulty fashioning a response from this thread.
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    @ Joseph, Firstly, the equation (S-I)=(G-T) is only true for a closed economy. If the economy isn't closed and money comes in from an export...
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    Oliver makes an important observation when he notes "A Land Value Tax will redistribute much-needed money and control from big developers and landowners in favour...
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