Lib Dems expected to make second European Union referendum key manifesto plank


Instead, he will claim that Theresa May is "on course to win" the General Election on June 8, and ask voters to let the Lib Dems replace Labour as the second-largest party in the House of Commons.

PARLIAMENTARY hopeful Judith Bunting has promised to pour £8m into NHS services in Newbury as part of the Liberal Democrat manifesto launch, writes Will Cole.

Mrs May's decision to pull Britain out of the single market was not on the ballot paper previous year and any final Brexit deal should be subject to a second referendum, he said. They become complacent and take poor decisions. "Here is the difference between me and Theresa May - I want you to have your say over what comes next".

The manifesto includes a vow to invest an extra £7.5bn in education, by opposing new grammar schools, and ensuring that per-pupil budgets grow if class sizes do.

"That's why the Liberal Democrats will pass a Green Transport Act, introduce an Air Quality Plan to reduce air pollution and protect United Kingdom citizens, and support the manufacture of low-emission and electric vehicles, generating jobs and exports".

But if they can convince voters that the Brexit destination will never be a good place to be heading for then there could be many willing to back them.

Under the Conservative government's current plans for a new funding formula, schools in Birmingham will lose £20 million.

The party is proposing a second referendum, "to give the people the final say" at the end of the two-year negotiating process.

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They say the budget would be balanced for day-to-day spending by the following year - though the United Kingdom would still borrow cash for major one-off capital infrastructure projects.

The Lib Dem manifesto sets out how the party expects to raise £1 billion in revenue by legalising cannabis.

In addition to repeating pledges made in the party's 2015 manifesto to establish a statutory 70% recycling target in England and extend separate food waste collections to at least 90% of homes, the Lib Dems now also want to introduce a 5p charge on disposable coffee cups.

The Lib Dems also say they will end the "anomaly" which sees Police Scotland charged Value-Added Tax despite regional forces in England and Wales escaping the charge.

"Scotland has not forgotten the Lib Dem record of betrayal propping up the Tories in government".

"That decision alone is a time bomb under our economy", warned Mr Farron.

"There's only one way to be sure of the strong, stable leadership we need through Brexit and beyond - and that's by voting for Theresa May and her Conservative team".