Liberal Democrats promise new Brexit vote if elected

Amos Gonzales
May 18, 2017

The party also vows to scrap the marriage allowance, which permits spouses on low incomes to transfer part of their personal income tax allowance to their partners, and to legalise cannabis for over 18s.

The Lib Dems pledge to make energy efficiency a top infrastructure priority.

Mr Farron has previously dismissed questions about the future of his leadership, claiming he is exclusively focused on winning on June 8.

The Lib Dems pledge to hold a referendum on the final Brexit deal following two years of negotiations between London and Brussels, giving voters the chance to reject the agreement and stay in the European Union.

"That decision alone is a time bomb under our economy", warned Mr Farron.

Mr Farron said the drug was a "gateway to harder drugs", and "if you brick up that gateway by making sure that people who are buying cannabis are only buying it from a regulated source then you take away the option to go into harder drugs". "It is going to wreck our children's future for decades to come". There ain't no party like a Lib Dem party, as they say.

Tim Farron has accused Theresa May of voluntarily putting a "time bomb" under the British economy with her plan to take the United Kingdom out of the single market.

From around 2013, the party started blocking attempts by the Conservatives to impose further cuts to welfare, having grown disillusioned by the lack of progress on proportional representation and House of Lords reform.

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"No wonder Ukip is standing down candidates and backing the Tories".

And in an appeal to voters to support the Lib Dems, he said: "Theresa May and Nigel Farage's cold, mean-spirited Britain is not the Britain I love".

"The Britain I love is generous and compassionate". "I do not see the sense in building something that means we have to import waste from outside the county". The Britain I love is open, tolerant and united.

On the party's pledge to add a penny on income tax to fund health and social care, The Guardian's home affairs editor Alan Travis says: "The Treasury has always been hostile to the principle of hypothecated taxes - tying money raised in general taxation to one specific goal - and the Lib Dems may face a battle to keep the proceeds ringfenced".

He also announced plans to bar new diesel cars and small vans from sale in the United Kingdom from 2025 to curb harmful emissions and an uncosted scrappage scheme.

The Liberal Democrats have proposed a new Rent to Own scheme, which would allow rent payments to build up like a mortgage until tenants own their own home after 30 years.

They would bring in a discount bus pass for English 16 to 21 year olds, entitling them to a 66 per cent cut on fares, and reverse the recent housing benefit cut for 18 to 21 year olds.

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