The Liberal Democrats want legalised cannabis and another Brexit vote

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron will ask voters to make him the official leader of the opposition, as he launches a general election manifesto promising a fresh referendum on Brexit, a penny on income tax to fund the NHS and millions for Birmingham schools.

May has vowed to press ahead with Brexit, saying she was prepared to take Britain out of the European Union even if no deal with the bloc could be struck, while Labour's leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the issue has been settled.

The Liberal Democrats have been harshly criticised by Brexiteers for their policy of offering a second referendum, which Brexit Secretary David Davis has said would incentivise Brussels to offer the United Kingdom an especially poor deal, in the hope it might force British voters to back staying in the EU.

"And if the deal that (Prime Minister) Theresa May comes back with is not good enough for you and your family, you should have the right to reject it and to vote to remain", he added.

The Lib Dems would assemble a constitutional convention to "deliver home rule to each of the nations of a strong, federal United Kingdom".

The party says its plan to keep Scotland and the United Kingdom in the European Union single market no matter what will "remove the basis for the SNP's divisive proposed referendum on independence".

Instead, the Lib Dems promise a review of higher education finance in the next Parliament "to consider any necessary reforms, in the light of the latest evidence of the impact of the existing financing system on access, participation and quality".

Lib Dems say they will restore housing benefit to young people, bring in bus passes for 16 to 21-year-olds with a two-thirds discount, and lower the voting age to 16 if they gain power.

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Income tax would rise by 1 per cent in England and Wales to pay for additional NHS and social care funding, with a 1 per cent increase in the tax on dividends across the UK.

The manifesto states: "While much remains uncertain about Theresa May's approach, it is now clear that the Conservatives are campaigning for a hard Brexit".

Baroness Sal Brinton, who is a Christian, said the party will continue to address religious freedom.

In hot offices, front rooms, on sofas and trains, the Liberal Democrats manifesto team have been working away for months.

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

"That's why the Liberal Democrats will not enter into coalition with either Theresa May's Conservatives or Jeremy Corbyn's Labour".

In line with most other political parties, the Lib Dems want to promote longer tenancies of three years or more with an inflation-linked annual rent increase.

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