Tim Farron on the Queen’s Speech

A  Liberal Democrat Queen’s Speech for the Next Generation. The future is full of opportunity, as technology changes the way we work and live. There are also huge challenges. Creating an education system that enables the next generation to reach their full potential. Adapting our changing economy. Tackling climate change. Liberal Democrats are the party of optimism, eager to improve the lives of our children and grandchildren and to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to succeed. We believe that a responsible Government should be delivering on challenges yet to come, not just dodging tomorrow’s headlines or reliving the battles of the past. That is why our Queen’s Speech is one[…]

Minimum wage is now £6.50 – but is that enough?

Q: Did you know that; it’s 15 years since the introduction of the minimum wage, the minimum wage was originally £3.60, it has been raised 15 times since its introduction and 147 MPs voted against its introduction? So should it now be a priority for all the main political parties? Commenting, local Lib Dem councillor, Darren Fower said: “Over the last year there’s been a lot of talk about minimum and living wages, and there seems to be a difference of opinion amongst many senior politicians. “In Peterborough, we seen significant pay rises for senior council officers and the Tory administration at the Town Hall continue to enjoy additional allowances,[…]