Liberal Democrats to reinstate post-study work visa, hold another Brexit referendum

Cheryl Sanders
June 5, 2017

The launch of the manifesto comes just three weeks before the general election on 8 June.

Mrs Bunting said: "These plans would build a brighter future for people in Newbury and West Berkshire and reverse Conservative cuts to our schools, hospitals and police".

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron.

The teenager is the Liberal Youth officer for Hull, working in local constituencies to get "the best possible results" for the party. "Not Theresa May's cold, mean-spirited Britain". "This is your chance to change Britain's future".


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.

Vowing to retain the Human Rights Act and strengthen punishments for hate crime, the party also promised to allow 50,000 more Syrian refugees into Britain and to reopen the Dubs scheme for unaccompanied child refugees.

The Liberal Democrats have set a building target of 300,000 new homes a year, have pledged to scrap housing association Right To Buy, and demand that new homes should be marketed to British buyers first before being sold to overseas investment buyers.

Today, leader Tim Farron revealed the manifesto pledges, which included raising income tax by 1p to raise £6 billion for the health and social care sector, as well as raising £1 billion in revenue by legalising cannabis.


The Conservative Party has surged in the polls in recent months, now leading with 49% of the vote according to a YouGov poll published on May 12.

'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.

"The evidence suggests that regulating cannabis as we propose does not increase usage of it, does protect people from the more risky strands of it, and reduces cannabis as a gateway drug". These seats both had Liberal Democrat MPs before the 2015 general election.

"The market has failed to deliver, which is why we are setting out radical plans to help those being priced out of renting their own home".


Lib Dems always face questions about whether they will actually be in a position to carry out their plans, but in previous elections they have sometimes highlighted the possibility of a hung Parliament in which they would hold the balance of power and could become part of a coalition government.

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