Commenting on the burkini in France and reports as to how it is being enforced Meral Hussein-Ece, the Liberal Democrats' Equalities spokesperson said:
"Dictating how women dress is illiberal and reprehensible. Why would anyone think that banning burkinis and then actively forcing women to remove clothing helps fight a war on terror?
Norman Lamb has called for an urgent review of the use of tasers by police officers, following the death of former footballer Dalian Atkinson.
In June, Lamb called for an outright ban on the use of tasers in mental health settings, and tabled amendments to the Policing and Crime Bill to introduce such a ban. In response to last night's death, however, he is now calling for an urgent national review of tasers and electroshock weapons in all settings.
The City will not have the full benefits of membership of the single market under the Government's plans for Brexit, the body representing the UK's banking sector has suggested.
Economics spokesperson Susan Kramer said:
"A bilateral deal is simply not good enough if we are to protect key parts of our economy, including our financial services. This jeopardises our ability to retain institutions that underpin the City's success - including the clearing houses.
The Liberal Democrats have slammed the fall in non-EU students studying at British universities.
Alistair Carmichael, the party's Home Affairs spokesperson, lambasted the fall which he said showed the government's fixation with their immigration target was undermining Britain's economy and the university sector.
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Plastic bag use has plummeted in England since the introduction of a 5p charge last year, under the previous coalition government.
The number of single-use plastic bags used by shoppers in England has fallen by more than 85%. More than 7bn bags were handed out by seven main supermarkets in the year before the charge but this has been reduced to just over 500m in the first six months after the charge has been introduced.
The 7 principles of public life
Published 31 May 1995
Holders of public office must avoid placing themselves under any obligation to people or organisations that might try inappropriately to influence them in their work. They should not act or take decisions in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends. They must declare and resolve any interests and relationships.
Holders of public office should exhibit these principles in their own behaviour. They should actively promote and robustly support the principles and be willing to challenge poor behaviour wherever it occurs.
FLOOD-HIT BUSINESSES FACE SKY-HIGH INSURANCE COSTS - FARRON
South Lakes businesses are facing sky-high insurance costs, but are excluded from the government's flagship insurance scheme. Local MP Tim Farron is calling for the scheme to be extended to cover small businesses.
Following last winter's devastating floods, many South Lakes businesses have seen the cost of insurance rocket. One Kendal business has reported that its insurance will rise from £380 per month to £986, whilst their excess is now £50,000 compared to between £4000-£5000 previously.
In Barrow-in-Furness the median annual gross salary is £25,626, leaving £1,716 a month after tax and National Insurance contributions. Experts recommend spending no more than 30% of this on housing, which would be £515.
There is no average rent available for a studio flat.
Renting a room in a shared property costs on average £303 a month.
Lib Dems GAIN Alston Moor Ward. Well done Thomas and the Eden team. A brilliant result!