NHS backlog: Govt failing to get to grips with crisis

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Reacting to new statistics which show there are a record 5.7m people in England waiting for hospital treatment – a figure growing by 100,000 a month – Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Health and Social Care Munira Wilson MP said: “These damning figures show the government is

Fuel poverty report shows govt is failing millions of households

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The government has missed its 2020 fuel poverty targets and is already at “high risk” of failing to meet its goals for 2025, a report by the Committee on Fuel Poverty has found. Commenting on the findings, Liberal Democrat Leader and former Energy Secretary Ed Davey MP said: “The Conservatives

Dowden admits only 20 fuel tanker drivers from overseas on UK roads

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Responding to Conservative Party Chairman Oliver Dowden’s comments this morning on HGV drivers, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson Alistair Carmichael MP said: “It is staggering that just 20 fuel tanker drivers from abroad who applied to work here are now on UK roads. “In the face

Homelessness of women and girls

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Action needed to tackle surge in homelessness of women and girlsResponding to concerns from homelessness charities that the number of women relying on their services is increasing, Liberal Democrat Women and Equalities Spokesperson Wera Hobhouse MP said: “The Conservatives pledged to end

Tories talking casually on breaking international law

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NI Protocol: Tories talking casually on breaking international lawReacting to Lord Frost’s speech in Lisbon today on the UK-EU relationship and the Northern Ireland Protocol, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs and Northern Ireland Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael MP said: “This Conservative

Sunak must not leave job creation to last minute

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Responding to the latest unemployment figures from the ONS, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for the Treasury Christine Jardine said: “Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak untold damage in the lives of millions of people, none of whom should be left to fight this crisis alone. “Mass unemployment

Use of Article 16 wrong and short-sighted

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Responding to reports that the EU is set to impose restrictions on vaccine exports and invoke Article 16, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson Layla Moran MP said: “The effectiveness of the COVID vaccine depends on countries working together. “The use of Article 16 to restrict the

Deaths in prisons soar to record numbers

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The coronavirus crisis has pushed the overall rate of prison deaths to a record high, new figures have revealed. The Liberal Democrats are calling for the Government to release all low-risk prisoners serving short sentences to tackle the spread of Covid-19 in prisons. The latest Safety in

Boris Johnson running scared of a public inquiry

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Responding to the Prime Minister’s latest COVID 19 press conference, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey MP said: “Boris Johnson says there will come a time to learn the lessons of the pandemic, but the public will rightly ask, if not now, then when? “The best time to learn lessons