The Liberal Democrats want legalised cannabis and another 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

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.

Kansas lawmakers unsure sales tax should be in budget fix
Senate Bill 1007, the "Tax Reform Act of 2017", was approved in the Senate by a largely partisan vote of 19-11. The Senate's language would have required the Green Mountain Care Board to convene a working group.

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.

Recommended News

  • Trump responds to special counsel, calls Russia probe 'single greatest witch hunt'

    Trump responds to special counsel, calls Russia probe 'single greatest witch hunt'

    He also told network anchors at the White House on Thursday that appointing a special counsel "hurts the country". Mueller to follow the facts wherever they may lead-with integrity and independence".
    Times Square crash: What we know so far

    Times Square crash: What we know so far

    He just kept going". "The only thing I see is this poor woman, mid-air, getting hit by a vehicle and the auto still going". Smoke was coming out of the car's hood and the vehicle was slightly overturned on a barrier at a sidewalk in Times Square.

    Chinese sanctioned by U.S. for aiding Iran missile development

    US President Donald Trump on May 17 extended wide sanctions relief for Iran called for under the 2015 global nuclear deal. Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 smashes United Kingdom  box office

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 smashes United Kingdom box office

    The actor, who voices the lovable tree creature, just told USA Today , "James Gunn has always wanted a Rocket and Groot movie". The Guardians movies - like much of pop culture - is still obsessed with the '80s, so this makes sense on multiple levels.
    Leonardo DiCaprio and Model Nina Agdal Split

    Leonardo DiCaprio and Model Nina Agdal Split

    The 42-year-old American actor and 25-year-old Danish model broke up this week after a year of dating, according to Page Six . Maybe she tried to hold his hand or blurted out, "I love you". "I'm just gonna let it happen naturally".
    Chaffetz: House Officially Noticed Comey Hearing

    Chaffetz: House Officially Noticed Comey Hearing

    The newspaper said Comey was in the Oval Office that day with other national security officials for a terrorism threat briefing. According to the Times , Mr Comey wrote in the February memo that President Trump told him Gen Flynn had done nothing wrong.
  • Trump kept pushing Comey for information on Russian Federation investigation, kept wanting loyalty

    Comey should consider putting reporters in prison for publishing classified information , according to one of Mr. Trump has said he could name a new director before he leaves Friday on his first overseas trip as president.
    Nottingham Forest takeover completed by controversial Greek shipping magnate Evangelos Marinakis

    Nottingham Forest takeover completed by controversial Greek shipping magnate Evangelos Marinakis

    And as well as putting a behind-the-scenes structure in place, Marinakis, who also owns Greek giants Olympiacos, has laid out his vision for the Reds.
    The Yeti lives on as the 2018 Skoda Karoq

    The Yeti lives on as the 2018 Skoda Karoq

    For the 4WD versions, there would be an additional off-road mode with an electronic diff lock and traction control. Diesel options are offered in the form of the 2.0 litre TDI with two power output options at 159 hp and 189 hp.
  • Iran election: Jahangiri quits, backs Rouhani

    Ghalibaf is the mayor of Tehran, the former commander of the Revolutionary Guard, and the former head of the Iranian police. Raisi has been campaigning on that, proposing cash payments for the poor that proved popular in the past under Ahmadinejad.
    Film icon Danny DeVito endorses Jeremy Corbyn in general election

    Film icon Danny DeVito endorses Jeremy Corbyn in general election

    The election manifesto for the main opposition party published yesterday confirmed numerous promises in a leaked draft last week. And every time you associate Labour's message with your lavish world, you alienate more voters.
    AR Rahman, Shruti Haasan excited about Cannes debut

    AR Rahman, Shruti Haasan excited about Cannes debut

    Taran Adarsh has shared the first look of the movie and tweeted alongside, "Shruti Haasan in #Sangamithra [Hindi, Tamil, Telugu]". A period drama set in a specified time period (read 8th Century AD), the epic fantasy is to be launched at Cannes festival.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.