PM must secure an Adjustment Period with EU to give UK business breathing space

From Liberal Democrat HQ Press Office: The Liberal Democrats are calling on PM to seek an "Adjustment Period" for businesses to transition to new UK-EU trade arrangementsThe Liberal Democrats are urging the Prime Minister to negotiate an “Adjustment Period” as part of the deal with the EU, to ensure British businesses have enough time to … Continue reading PM must secure an Adjustment Period with EU to give UK business breathing space

Four nations meeting welcomed as a “first step” – Lib Dems

From Liberal Democrat HQ Press Office: Responding to news that the four Governments of the UK have met to develop a UK-wide approach to restrictions for the festive period, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:"People across our family of nations will be reassured to hear that efforts are at last underway to ensure everyone … Continue reading Four nations meeting welcomed as a “first step” – Lib Dems

PM must properly plan ahead to protect jobs and lives, warns Davey

From Liberal Democrat HQ Press Office: Responding to the Prime Minister's announcement [31/10/2020] that England will go into a second national lockdown until 2nd December, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:"Yet again, Boris Johnson dithered, delayed, and ignored expert advice. He was too slow in March and too slow again now, and his failure … Continue reading PM must properly plan ahead to protect jobs and lives, warns Davey

Govt meetings must produce results for families over the festive season

Responding to reports that the UK Government will hold meetings to try to develop a UK-wide approach to restrictions for the festive period, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:"It is welcome that the governments of the four nations are listening to the Liberal Democrats' calls. With so many families desperate to be back together … Continue reading Govt meetings must produce results for families over the festive season

Four nations summit needed to keep families safe at Christmas

Liberal Democrats in Scotland, Wales and England have joined with the Alliance Party in calling for a “four nations summit” to consider a united approach to keeping family gatherings safe during the festive season.In a joint letter to the four governments of the UK, the Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey, Scottish Leader Willie Rennie, Welsh … Continue reading Four nations summit needed to keep families safe at Christmas

PM’s failure to listen to scientists has made family Christmas less likely

Responding to reports that the Prime Minister's "ambition" is for people to celebrate Christmas with their families, Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey said: “The Prime Minister failed to listen to the scientists over the past few months and, as a result, family Christmas has become less likely not more likely. “Liberal Democrats backed the experts in their call … Continue reading PM’s failure to listen to scientists has made family Christmas less likely

Economic support plans made “on the hoof” are failing millions

The Liberal Democrats have accused the Chancellor of "making up plans on the hoof" when it comes to financial support for businesses and workers impacted by COVID-19 following the Chancellor's statement in the House of Commons yesterday.  Ed Davey, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said: Yet again the Chancellor is taken by surprise by events unfolding exactly as … Continue reading Economic support plans made “on the hoof” are failing millions

Davey: PM must bring back a deal that protects jobs and livelihoods 

Responding to the news the government has ended talks with the EU, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:"Last December the Prime Minister told voters he had an oven ready deal with the EU. Just ten months later he tells us he has finished the talks without a deal. “We are now on the cusp … Continue reading Davey: PM must bring back a deal that protects jobs and livelihoods 

PM has failed the north of England and the whole country 

Responding to the Prime Minister's announcement of new coronavirus guidelines, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:“People across this country have endured terrible hardships over the past six months, losing loved ones, losing livelihoods and isolating from friends and family. That’s why people are so angry to see their hard work and sacrifices utterly … Continue reading PM has failed the north of England and the whole country 

UK should be more ambitious when it comes to renewables

The Liberal Democrats are calling for an investment of £150 billion over the next three years to drive a green economic recovery. The call comes as the Prime Minister is set to unveil plans to invest just £160 million in wind turbines in a speech at the Conservative Party Conference. Ed Davey, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:"People across the UK are worried … Continue reading UK should be more ambitious when it comes to renewables