Pro-EU Liberal Democrats promise new Brexit vote

Tim Farron has just written to Lib Dem members sending them a link to the Lib Dem manifesto

Tim Farron has just written to Lib Dem members sending them a link to the Lib Dem manifesto

Mr Williams admitted the party had suffered from decisions taken during the coalition with the Conservatives at Westminster from 2010 to 2015, including the breaking of a pledge not to increase university tuition fees in England.

Leader Tim Farron said Brexit could "wreck" the lives of future generations and wants people to have their "choice" on whether to accept any final Brexit deal, ahead of the manifesto launch this evening.

Speaking on BBC Radio's Good Morning Scotland programme, the Scottish Liberal Democrat leader said: "What we are saying with the Brexit vote is that it should be the first referendum on the deal".

'We will establish a review to consider the case for, and practical implications of, introducing a single rate of tax relief for pensions, which would be created to be simpler and fairer and would be set more generously than the current 20% basic rate relief, ' the manifesto said.

"Perhaps the Lib Dems have put too many eggs in the Brexit basket", he adds.

And in the face of polls suggesting the Lib Dems are failing to make a breakthrough, Mr Farron urged Britons to follow the example of French voters who rejected the "two exhausted old parties" to elect Emmanuel Macron as their new president.

The extra cash will be raised by increasing income tax by 1%, while the Lib Dems also plan to reverse the Conservatives' cuts to corporation tax. - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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In its manifesto, which repeats a number of pledges made previously, the Lib Dems said it would set out a "coherent tax and regulatory framework".

Outlining other environmental policies in the manifesto, the Lib Dems have accused the Conservatives of being determined to take the United Kingdom "back to the 1980s", when it was claimed that the United Kingdom was the "dirty man of Europe".

The party, using analysis from the Treasury and Essex University, said it would introduce limits on potency and permit cannabis to be sold through licensed outlets to adults over the age of 18. It was called by Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May to unite the parliament around the Tories and strengthen her hand in Brexit talks with Brussels.

A 1p rise in the basic, higher, additional and dividend rates of income tax in the next financial year raising around £6bn per year, which will ringfenced to be spent on NHS, care services and public health.

Mr Farron was again forced off message over his religious views and had to confirm he supports a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy after a 2007 interview resurfaced in which he reportedly said abortion was "wrong".

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