Ed Davey: "As we begin to recover the Prime Minister must put people hit hardest by this pandemic first: the most vulnerable people in our communities, small businesses and the self-employed."
New figures from the Office for National Statistics show disabled people make up 60% of all COVID-19 related deaths. Updated estimates of coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths, published today, show that there were 30,296 Covid-related deaths of disabled people between 24th January and 20th November 2020 – 60% of all Covid-related deaths in that period. … Continue reading Heartbreaking death stats reveal ‘abject failure’ on protecting disabled
The Liberal Democrats voted against the Coronavirus Act yesterday, because of the Prime Minister's failure to reverse the reductions in rights to care for vulnerable people, particularly the disabled. To save lives through this pandemic, the Liberal Democrats have supported and continue to support all necessary measures to keep people safe – including the lockdowns … Continue reading Lib Dems vote against Coronavirus Act due to “watered down” care provision
Where disability is concerned, Theresa May isn’t listening and is taking people for granted. People don’t have to settle for this cold, mean-spirited vision of Britain. A better future is available. The Liberal Democrats will stand up against a bad Brexit deal that will cost jobs and push up prices, and we will reverse Conservative cuts … Continue reading Time for Change – our commitment on disability