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Government's crushingly disappointing plans fail carers, the environment, self-employed, small businesses...

May 11, 2021 1:00 PM
By Liberal Democrats
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

We must rebuild as a fairer, greener and more caring country in the aftermath of Covid.

Ed Davey MP, Lib Dem LeaderBoris Johnson has utterly failed to deliver an ambitious programme, said Ed Davey MP, Lib Dem leader.

So it is crushingly disappointing that the Government's plans will fail on so many grounds - still failing small businesses and the self-employed, still not rising properly to the climate challenge and still ignoring millions of people caring for loved ones at home.

Their planning reforms will rip powers away from local people and communities in favour of wealthy property developers, threatening our environment and treasured green spaces.

And long delayed reforms to social care have been pushed back into the long grass once again, despite the pressures we have seen on care homes and carers this last year.

Boris Johnson has utterly failed to deliver an ambitious programme to respond to the real challenges people are facing after this terribly difficult year.

And their cruel asylum plans will stop people fleeing violence and persecution, from seeking sanctuary in the UK.