Rent-to-own scheme one of key planks of Lib Dem manifesto
- Author: Leroy Wright May 27, 2017,
May 27, 2017, 9:21
At the heart of the Lib Dems' manifesto is a pledge to hold a second referendum on the final Brexit deal negotiated with Brussels, with Mr Farron arguing people had voted for a "departure", but not a "destination".
Controversially they also plan to legalise cannabis so it can be taxed and sold on the high street - which they estimate would raise £1bn in tax revenues.
The Lib Dems said a "bad" Brexit deal, which leaves the United Kingdom outside the single market as May has proposed, would "wreck the future for our children, our economy and our schools and hospitals". In the biggest fight for the future of our country in a generation, Jeremy Corbyn's Labour has let you down by voting with Theresa May on Brexit - not against her.
'The Liberal Democrats want you to have a choice over your future.
He said: "People in Europe are negotiating on the basis of getting a deal that they think is in the long-term interests of the EU".
Mr Farron's said that Theresa May offers a "cold, mean-spirited" Britain his visision of an "open, tolerant and united" nation.
"It is going to wreck our children's future for years to come", he said.
Like the Lib Dems, Labour wants a ban on junk food advertising before 9pm.
And a written United Kingdom constitution would include a provision that the Scottish Parliament can only be abolished "by the sovereign will of the Scottish people".
In the document, the party says that Britain's economy fails to make the most efficient use of natural resources and that it aims to cut waste, increase recovery, reuse and recycling and move towards a circular economy.
The Liberal Democrats will introduce votes at age 16 for elections and referendums across the United Kingdom, and make it easier to register to vote in schools and colleges.
The Lib Dems would spend £300 million to bolster local policing and require all police officers to wear body cameras to protect them and the public from abuses of power.
And it pledges to expand the work of the British Business Bank, which it said already helps 2,000 companies in Scotland to grow and create jobs.
Lib Dems would remove the two-child cap on tax credits and abolish the "rape clause", end the "bedroom tax" and cancel the freeze on benefits.
Provide an extra £6 billion per year on the NHS, care services and public health, to be paid for by a 1p rise on income tax.
Lib Dem support nationally has collapsed since the 2010 election when the party won 23 per cent of the vote, propelling it into a coalition government with former Conservative prime minister David Cameron.
"We are the only party that will work to keep Scottish business in the United Kingdom and European Union markets, and offer practical support for business and a transformative investment in education".
Lib Dem business spokesman Susan Kramer said the proposals are proof that the party is "on the side of entrepreneurs".
"No wonder Ukip is standing down candidates and backing the Tories".