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More Money for Residential Roads

by Douglas McCall on 24 February, 2018

  The Lib Dem Focus Team often gets complaints about the state of residential roads.   The Liberal Democrats have taken up these issues with Milton Keynes Council and have persuaded the Council to increase the amount of money to be spent specifically on residential roads by £250,000 in the capital budget proposals for the […]

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Lib Dem Success – Grit Bins and Graffiti Busters Saved

by Douglas McCall on 22 February, 2018

  At the Milton Keynes Council budget setting meeting on the 21st February the Administration accepted the Liberal Democrat amendment to save both the grit bins and the graffiti busters.

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Graffiti Busters under threat

by Douglas McCall on 31 January, 2018

Cllr Douglas McCall, the then responsible Cabinet member, and the Liberal Democrats introduced the Graffiti Busters when they ran the Council to tackle the scourge of graffiti. The Council had basically given up on tackling the issue before then. The Lib Dems are concerned that the Council budget proposes to cut this service, and we […]

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Fighting a Hard Brexit

by Douglas McCall on 15 May, 2017

Liberal Democrats respect the outcome of the referendum held in June 2016, but they believe that Britain is a more prosperous country when it is part of the world’s largest economy. The UK’s continued membership of the Single Market is vital to our economy. The British people voted for departure but not for a destination, […]

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UKIP and Tory MEPs vote to let tax evaders off the hook

by Douglas McCall on 24 November, 2016

Tax authorities have been given new powers to investigate money laundering activity. This is part of the Commission’s drive against tax evasion and avoidance in the EU. But UKIP MEPs voted against the proposal. Tory MEPs abstained. Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder said: “The public will be outraged that the Tories and UKIP did not […]

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Autumn Statement – BREXIT Blackhole

by Douglas McCall on 24 November, 2016

  £60bn direct cost of Brexit – £220bn black hole for the public finances   The OBR has worked out that the direct cost Brexit will amount £60bn over the next five years. The annual cost will be around £15bn a year after the UK leaves, or £288m a week. The OBR has also forecast […]

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