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1 April 2019 – the overnight press releases…

Lib Dems introduce no confidence legislation to solve Brexit impasse

Today Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson, Tom Brake MP, will present a bill which would require the Prime Minister to resign should the House of Commons pass a motion of no confidence in her.

Speaking ahead of the Bill’s presentation, Tom Brake said:

As the Prime Minister continues to ignore Parliament’s rejection of her deal, it becomes increasingly clear how blinkered she has become.

With rumours of a fourth vote on the Prime Minister’s deal and no commitment from May that she will respect the indicative votes this week, it becomes clear that the House

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Government spends nearly £5million on advertising the ‘National Living Wage’

 

A Lib Dem Parliamentary Question has unearthed the fact that the Government has spent nearly £5 million to advertise its ‘National Living Wage’ of £7.20 per hour.  This figure includes £750k on posters, £250k on newspaper advertising, £350k on social media advertising, £1.7million on TV, £300k on radio plus over £500k on digital display advertising and pay per click.

This huge amount of publicity is in spite of the fact that from April employers will be required by law to pay the new rate to people aged 25 and over.

The money spent on promoting the scheme would pay the wages for 372 people over the next year, calculated at £7.20 per hour.

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