Part of Tim Farron's speech at the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference 2016
Lib Dem Leader Tim Farron speaking on the refugee crisis at the Autumn 2016 Liberal Democrat Conference in Brighton
The Liberal Democrats have urged the government to play its part in resettling refugees, in particular unaccompanied children, in an emergency motion at their Autumn Conference.
The demand comes as Theresa May addresses a special UN meeting on migration in New York. Yesterday the Prime Minister resisted calls to take in more vulnerable refugees from Syria.
Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Spokesperson Lynne Featherstone has accused the Conservatives of trashing the coalition government’s green legacy, including by slashing subsidies for renewable energy while spending billions subsidising Hinkley Point.
Liberal Democrat members have overwhelmingly endorsed the party’s plan to offer the British people a referendum on the final Brexit deal negotiated by the Government.
This makes the Liberal Democrats the only party whose official policy is to continue campaigning for the UK to remain a member of the EU.
The HIV preventative drug prophylaxis should be made available on the NHS for high-risk groups including gay men and BAME communities, the Liberal Democrats have urged.
Responding to Theresa May's plans for a wave of new grammar schools, Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:
"If the Conservatives care about our children's education they should reverse their cuts to school budgets. We need to improve all schools not just let some become grammars. Too many pupils are let down by a divisive system that doesn't work.
"The Conservatives have to stop harking back to a bygone era - grammar schools are not the answer to raising standards in our children's schools."
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