• Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has backed George Osborne in the row with Theresa May over HS3 after the former Conservative Chancellor accused her advisers of trying to bury the Northern Powerhouse.. Vince Cable said: “George Osborne is absolutely right to call out the prime minister for starving the North of investment in its railways. It is a priority for the economy of the North of England that it has a good trans-Pennine rail route. "Frankly, HS3 should have priority over HS2. At present the government is investing too little beyond London, be it electrification in Wales or infrastructure investment in the SW. "The prime minister has given little support to the Northern Powerhouse, or to the regions in general. The region desperately needs more investment and a proper industrial strategy, or Britain will grow ever more divided and unequal.”

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    The Liberal Democrats have warned that the government's promise to recruit 5,000 more GPs "lies in tatters," after figures showed the number of GPs remains below that in September 2015. The number of full-time equivalent GPs reached 34,242 in June this year, provisional figures from NHS Digital have shown. The figure is a small increase of 321 (0.9%) since March 2017. However it remains 350 below the number in September 2015. Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary Norman Lamb commented: "The government’s promise to recruit 5,000 more GPs by 2020 lies in tatters, with fewer GPs now than when this pledge was first made. "The pitiful increase we have seen in recent months is nowhere near enough to cope with rising patient demand. “This failure to recruit enough doctors will inevitably have a damaging impact on the ability of patients to access the healthcare they need. “We are already close to breaking point, with people in many parts of the country struggling to get appointments with their GP. "More doctors are urgently needed to guarantee a fully-staffed NHS that provides everyone with the care they need.”

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    Liberal Democrat chief whip Alistair Carmichael has responded to the announcement that the pension regulator is to prosecute Dominic Chappell over its investigation into BHS. Alistair Carmichael said: "The legal process must now run its course but no prosecution will give back the jobs of 11,000 people who Philip Green effectively put on the dole by passing the company on to Mr Chappell. “While Green continues to enjoy his knighthood and his yacht, we need to ensure that workers and pensioners are never again put through such an ordeal.”

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