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  • Ed Davey MP, Lib Dem Leader
    Article: Jan 20, 2021

    Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey shared his relief that the new Democratic President will lead America back into the Paris Agreement.

  • Tim Farron, Lib Dem MP and cancer care campaigner
    Article: Jan 8, 2021
    By Tim Farron

    In the early months of this pandemic, the Government's messaging was clear. 'Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.' And so it is once again. Monday's lockdown announcement, although belated, was absolutely right.

    But why must we protect the NHS? So that it can continue to tackle COVID, but also, equally, so that the NHS can carry on its life-saving work in every other area.

  • US Capitol attacked by Trump supporters-Jan 21
    Article: Jan 8, 2021

    Like you, I watched domestic terrorists and insurrectionists storm the US Capitol with a sense of horror and shock, said Layla Moran MP, Lib Dems Foreign Affairs Spokesperson.

    A symbol of democracy worldwide was shown to be fragile, vulnerable.

    It is a stark reminder that will remain etched in our memories.

  • Ed Davey MP, Lib Dem Leader
    Article: Dec 30, 2020
    By Ed Davey - Leader of the Liberal Democrats

    It is clear that this is a bad deal that will make people's lives poorer.

    So the Liberal Democrats will vote against it.

    This botched deal leaves the services sector in limbo and is the only 'free' trade deal in history to put up barriers and increase red tape, bringing long delays and higher costs.

  • Ed Davey MP, Lib Dem Leader
    Article: Dec 19, 2020

    My heart goes out to the millions of families who after a very tough year were looking forward to Christmas with some sense of normality.

    The sad fact is the Prime Minister has caused more upset by yet again acting too late.

    The writing was on the wall last week when we asked Boris Johnson to listen to the scientists. He was warned that, if he had to cancel Christmas, he mustn't leave it to the last minute.

  • Ed Davey MP, Lib Dem Leader
    Article: Dec 10, 2020

    Remember all those promises made by Boris Johnson, Priti Patel and Michael Gove to EU citizens living in the UK? That there'd be "no change" to their rights? That they'd be given "absolute certainty" and "automatically be granted indefinite leave to remain"?

    Well, those promises lie in tatters.

    The Conservatives are ending free movement on 31st December, and pushed through a piece of legislation to make that happen - under very broad "Henry VIII" powers they awarded themselves in the Immigration Act last month.

  • Lib Dems' campaign to raise carer's allowance
    Article: Nov 26, 2020
    By Sir Ed Davey MP

    Unpaid carers are doing a remarkable and important job in very difficult circumstances. They deserve our support.

    But many carers are facing extreme financial hardship.

    900,000 full-time unpaid carers rely on Carer's Allowance - but at just Β£67.25 a week, it's just not nearly enough.

    It is the lowest benefit of its kind - another example of how carers are too often an afterthought for many politicians.

  • Who Rishi Sunak left behind
    Article: Nov 25, 2020

    Countless families are facing serious financial hardship. More than a million people have lost their jobs and the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic will continue to be felt throughout the next year.

    We are also facing serious challenges in deep-seated inequality and the climate emergency.

  • Ed Davey MP, Lib Dem Leader
    Article: Nov 18, 2020

    The Tory Government announced their Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.

    Sadly, it fails to undo the damage the Conservatives have done to the UK's progress on climate change over the past five years.

    We need a long term plan backed by meaningful funding.

    Their plan extends the Green Homes Grant by just one year.

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    Article: Nov 6, 2020
    By Ed Davey

    Ed Davey writes: With coronavirus restrictions in place across the country, this is a difficult year for the Poppy Appeal.

    Ordinarily around 40,000 volunteers help make the appeal happen. Through their dedication the Royal British Legion can continue to provide support to members and veterans of our armed forces, as well as their families.