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Lib Dem leader abandons anti-abortion stance after Guardian questioning

Lib Dem leader abandons anti-abortion stance after Guardian questioning

The Liberal Democrats will help working people buy their first home for the same cost as renting, with a new model of "Rent to Own" homes, where each monthly payment steadily buys you a share in the home, which you'll own outright after 30 years, just like with a normal mortgage.

The Lib Dems would give the United Kingdom a second referendum on any Brexit deal, with the option of voting to stay in the EU. Their general election manifesto, released today (17 May), stated that a vote on the final Brexit deal would include an option to remain 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.

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".

The Liberal Democrats have placed Brexit at the heart of their election manifesto, claiming a bad deal would "wreck the future for our children".

Conservative Party chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin said: "This manifesto makes one thing abundantly clear: a vote for the Lib Dems is a vote to put Jeremy Corbyn in Downing Street".

He said: "On the biggest question facing all of us, Brexit, which has such huge implications for our young people and our future, Corbyn ordered his MPs to stand down against Theresa May's government".

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




Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron is embroiled in another row over his personal beliefs, this time for comments he made about abortion being "wrong at any time" and "too widely available".

Other proposals in the health and social care section of the manifesto include promoting easier access to GPs by expanding evening and weekend opening times, supporting GPs to come together to provide services collectively, and encouraging GPs and other community clinicians to work in disadvantaged areas through its Patient Premium.

2 Support for continued United Kingdom membership of the single market and customs union and continued freedom of movement after Brexit.

"We want to ensure that at the very least we still have membership of the single market".

The Lib Dems promised to legalize cannabis, saying that doing so would raise £1 billion.

Mr Williams admitted the party had suffered from decisions taken during the coalition with the Conservatives at Westminster from 2010 to 2015, including the breaking of a pledge not to increase university tuition fees in England.

The party says it will pump an extra £6 billion a year into health and social care through a 1p rise in income tax.


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