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  1. The revoke policy is about offering something that is actually concrete to the electorate. In reality not a huge amount has changed because the policy only affects a Lib Dem majority government and if the Liberal Democrats were to win an outright majority on a revoke platform then why not? But more importantly it's the right thing to do to bring us out of the immediate uncertainty and begin to move forward. The party still back a second referendum if that's what is necessary to avoid no deal.
  2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49646544 In a wide-ranging speech, he also promised to "put power in the hands of workers", pledging a future Labour government would enact "the biggest extension of rights for workers that our country has ever seen." If elected, Labour would set up a specific government department for employment rights, he said, and give the brief to a dedicated cabinet minister. Enforcement of rights would be boosted by a new agency with the power to enter workplaces and bring prosecutions on behalf of staff, he added.
  3. I voted to remain because there was never a credible Liberal/liberal reason to back leave. I wasn't pro EU before the vote (probably had similar views to Norman Lamb) but I've become far more pro EU after the vote and now think we need to get the country more involved with the EU project.
  4. This is why I don't really want another referendum, there's a great danger people will vote for the UNICORNS! option of "no deal". If we have a referendum without "no deal" on the ballot then it doesn't really solve anything either.
  5. You won't end this thing because you have to upset either the 52% (who might not be 52% anymore) or upset the 48% (who might not be 48% anymore).
  6. I wouldn't want us to implement that unless it could be shown that it was a genuine problem.
  7. It's called negotiation.
  8. Good job it's not up to the EU. Also it's not possible to "take no deal off the table", the only way to do that is to make a deal or revoke Article 50.
  9. The coalition didn't work out well for the Liberal Democrats politically (at least not short term) but you could well argue that the coalition government which ran for the full term of 5 years was the most stable recent government we had and more "moderate" than what followed. The Labour party does have a problem with antisemitism but Corbyn himself is not an antisemite. He and McDonnell have a well established position of being well to the left economically, Lib Dems would oppose the more extreme policies.
  10. I believe Uruguay has very tight restrictions on what is sold legally. ( I don't want us to replicate Uruguay, I think Canada have the right idea and are run by an actual Liberal government. This Lib Dem policy originates from a 2014 conference motion, there's never any mention of what the restrictions would be. )
  11. It's meant to be based on findings from other countries with legalised cannabis markets.
  12. Current policy is (from the website): "Break the grip of the criminal gangs and protect young people by introducing a legal, regulated market for cannabis. We would introduce limits on potency and permit cannabis to be sold through licensed outlets to adults over the age of 18." Not sure what other party's policies are.
  13. That's a good point about Scotland and the SNP. Corbyn strikes me as the sort of leftie who doesn't like the UK as an establishment and would be quite open to allowing another independence referendum. In fact there was some talk he'd already agreed to another referendum in return for SNP support.
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