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Tom Brake

Lib Dem MP for Carshalton and Wallington

Lib Dem MP for Carshalton and Wallington
With Only A Year To Go To Strike A Brexit Deal, The Government Must Get

With Only A Year To Go To Strike A Brexit Deal, The Government Must Get Real

With only one year to go for a UK-EU deal to be reached (when incorporating the time it takes for the deal to be ratified by the EU Parliament and the EU27), it's time the Government got real and made some constructive offers such as to ring-fence citizens' rights. This is their only real chance of breaking the deadlock. We can all hear the clock ticking away...
02/10/2017 17:23 BST
The Government Is Deserting Young People - And It's Not Just

The Government Is Deserting Young People - And It's Not Just Brexit

We cannot sit by and let young people fall through the cracks, as the Conservatives stack the cards against them. From Hard Brexit to struggling schools, the interests of our future generations are being completely ignored... The right to have a roof over your head is a fundamental one, and we must defend it.
06/04/2017 16:40 BST
While Rome Is Burning, Jeremy Corbyn Waters The

While Rome Is Burning, Jeremy Corbyn Waters The Plants

A recent ICM poll found that a mere 35% of British citizens agree with leaving the EU without a deal, something that Theresa May has threatened to do. But Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party don't seem to care, backing the Tories in the Commons all the way.
07/03/2017 11:40 GMT
As Erasmus Celebrates 30th Anniversary, We Must Fight To Protect Student Exchange

As Erasmus Celebrates 30th Anniversary, We Must Fight To Protect Student Exchange Post-Brexit

As the UK embarks on the most complex series of discussions ever undertaken, the outcome of which will significantly define the future of our country, I will always keep in mind the contagious energy, passion and hope of all the local students I met last year and the millions of younger people across the UK. They are looking for a voice to defend their life chances. We will do our utmost to deliver.
26/01/2017 11:28 GMT
Welcome To Our Ukip

Welcome To Our Ukip Government

Just a few minutes after the PM's speech yesterday, a triumphant Nigel Farage rightly congratulated himself for his effective takeover of the UK Government. Indeed Theresa May's address, aimed at appeasing the right wing tabloids, sounded like a UKIP conference speech. There can be no doubt it would have received a resounding and prolonged standing ovation there.
20/01/2017 13:44 GMT
Tomorrow Richmond Can Vote Against Hard

Tomorrow Richmond Can Vote Against Hard Brexit

The party's success in Witney surprised the Conservative Government, and showed the public that our fightback is well underway. An even stronger challenge in Richmond Park would shake the Government's resolve. It would be a huge victory for progressive, liberal values.
30/11/2016 16:36 GMT
Autumn Statement: The Truth

Autumn Statement: The Truth Hurts

In a year where post-truth has come to dominate, we should take a step back, avoid self-inflicted damage, and do everything we possibly can to retain our membership of the single market. If not, this ugly truth will hurt for a very long time.
25/11/2016 09:34 GMT