Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson has promised to cancel Brexit altogether if her party wins a majority at the next election.
The pro-EU party is enjoying a revival under Ms Swinson's watch, having seen a host of MPs defect to her party with its clear stance on Britain's relationship with Brussels.
Sam Gyimah, a former Tory minister, became the sixth MP to switch allegiance to the party this year and some polling companies predict the Lib Dems could take as much as a fifth of the vote at the next election - up from just 7% in 2017.
And in a bid to ensure the Lib Dems go into the next election as the most fervently Remain-supporting party, Ms Swinson is asking members to vote on whether to adopt revoking Article 50 as its central Brexit policy at its conference in Bournemouth on Sunday.
The move would stop Brexit in its tracks without the need for a second referendum.
Sir Ed Davey and Layla Moran are on the ballot in the Liberal Democratleadership race. The ex-coalition Cabinet minister and Oxford West andAbingdon MP are going head-to-head to replace Jo Swinson, who lost her EastDunbartonshire seat in December's snap election. Whoever wins will become thefourth permanent Lib Dem leader in the past five years and take over a partystill re-grouping after being their third difficult election in a row.
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Layla Moran outlines where she stands on Brexit and alliances with Labour toform a joint campaigning force against the Conservatives. The Oxford West andAbingdon MP has thrown her hat into the leadership race and is running againstcandidates including acting party leader Ed Davey. Voting begins this week todecide who will replace Jo Swinson, who lost her seat in the 2019 election.
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Theresa May has said she will not support the government’s controversial Brexit legislation, warning it will cause "untold damage" to the UK and threaten the future of the Union. The former prime minister accused the government of acting "recklessly and irresponsibly" without thinking of the long-term consequences by its willingness to breach international law. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey works a 'shift' at Taylor's chip shop inStockport, during the start of his national listening tour. After a series ofdisappointing election results, Sir Ed wants to be the one to turn his partyaround and reconnect with voters.
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The new leader of the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey, says he hopes to win back votes by listening to party members' concerns.
He adds the coronavirus pandemic highlighted the need for more understanding and focus on the care sector, which he says has been "betrayed" by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Sir Vince Cable reflects on the job that Ed Davey has ahead of him as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The newly elected leader of the Liberal Democrats has urged his party to “wake up and smell the coffee” after a series of disappointing general election results. Sir Ed Davey was announced as the party’s new leader after beating fellow MP Layla Moran by more than 17,000 votes. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Rajya Sabha Leader of Opposition and Member of Parliament Ghulam Nabi Azad on September 22 said that opposition will boycott the proceedings of the House till the suspension of eight MPs revoked. "Till our demands which include revocation of suspension of the 8 MPs and govt to bring another bill under which no private player can purchase below MSP are not met, the opposition will boycott the session," said Azad.
Rajya Sabha Leader of Opposition and Member of Parliament Ghulam Nabi Azad on September 22 said that there will be 90% de-escalation if MPs not constrained by time to speak. "No one is happy with the incidents that have taken place in this House. The public wants that their leaders should be heard. No one can put across their views in just 2-3 mins. There will be 90% de-escalation if MPs not constrained by time to speak," said Azad.
Congress Rajya Sabha MP Syed Naseer Hussain over the suspension of 8 MPs from Rajya Sabha due to their 'unruly' behaviour on September 20 said that the suspended MPs were not just protesting for the suspension to be revoked but also for the farm bills. Hussain said, "We wanted not just the suspension to be revoked but at the same time, we wanted the farm bills to be taken back and proper voting to happen. But nothing of that sort was going to happen as the chairman wasn't ready to listen to anyone. So, all the opposition parties boycotted the rest of the session." "They appealed to all the people who were sitting at the dharna to finish it and join them in boycotting the rest of the session. That is how we have ended the dharna," he added.
The leader of the main opposition party in Belarus was in Brussels on Monday to apply pressure on the European Union to go ahead with sanctions against officials accused of election rigging. Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya sees no reason why sanctions now can't be pushed through. Adam Reed reports.
The “politicisation” of Northern Ireland issues by Brussels in Brexit tradetalks is threatening the Good Friday Agreement, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raabhas told US congressional leaders. Mr Raab’s comments came after the speakerof the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, warned Congress would neverpass a free trade agreement with the UK if legislation to override the Brexitdivorce settlement was to “imperil” the peace process.
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An RNLI crew is deployed into the sea off the coast of Bournemouth to rescuepeople who had floated away from the shore on inflatables. The crew stopped an11-year-old and a seven-year-old from floating out into the English Channelafter they were alerted to the danger by members of the public.
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Manchester City have completed the signing of defender Nathan Ake fromBournemouth. City agreed a £40million fee, rising to a potential £41m, withthe relegated Cherries last week and the 25-year-old has signed a five-yearcontract.
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Following on from the Lib Dems conference, Labour and the Conservatives will be hosting their annual gathering. As EU lawmakers pass a law to let another extension happen if Britain asks for it, where..
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