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NHS waiting lists: Sunak must reverse cuts to spending

by Ian Shires on 6 February, 2024

Responding to Piers Morgan’s interview with Rishi Sunak, where he admits he has failed to cut NHS waiting lists, the Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Daisy Cooper MP said: Finally Rishi Sunak has admitted he has failed to cut NHS waiting lists, leaving millions of people waiting for appointments they desperately need. For years this Conservative Government has […]

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OECD Report: UK set for highest inflation levels in G7

by Ian Shires on 6 February, 2024

Responding to the latest OECD report which has revealed that the UK will have the highest inflation rate among G7 nations in 2024, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Sarah Olney MP said: Yet again the Conservative Government is at the top of the table for price rises and near the bottom for economic growth. Conservative ministers trashed our […]

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Sunak’s broken promise: NHS waiting lists won’t fall back to pre-pandemic levels until 2030 On current trends, it will take until the end of the decade for NHS waiting lists to fall back to pre-pandemic levels Rishi Sunak admitted today that he has failed to keep his promise to cut NHS waiting lists Lib Dems […]

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Responding to the Education Secretary Gillian Keegan on LBC saying she’d give the government’s performance an Ofsted rating of “good”, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Munira Wilson: If it was up to parents and pupils, this government’s record on education would be rated as completely inadequate. Children are being taught in crumbling classrooms while ministers refuse to […]

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Why we need a Fair Deal for the Economy

by Ian Shires on 31 January, 2024

Millions are struggling to make ends meet in a cost-of-living crisis, while oil and gas firms make record profits. Economic growth has been weak for years and the Conservative Government has hurt the public finances through reckless mismanagement. The public deserves better – the Liberal Democrat’s Fair Deal will support families and foster sustainable economic […]

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As of tomorrow (30th Jan), new UK border checks come into force for imports of food, drink, and plants from the EU. These come as a direct consequence of us leaving the EU four years ago. On the face of it, you might think that this will not have much of an impact on your […]

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Walsall’s schools set to receive a £9.0m cut to spending power – Walsall’s schools are set to be hit with a £9.0million cut to spending power in 2024/25 – The cut will equate to a £198 fall in funding per pupil in Walsall – Walsall’s Liberal Democrats are calling for the Government to boost funding […]

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Change and why it’s needed

by Ian Shires on 24 January, 2024

2024 brings with it the prospect of a General Election. Judging by many comments I have seen and heard over the past year or so, many of you are frustrated and angry and relish the prospect of a change.   The General Election isn’t the only election in 2024. We also have the prospect of […]

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Panorama Report: Crumbling schools left in the cold

by Ian Shires on 23 January, 2024

  Responding to the BBC Panorama report which revealed that crumbling schools are plagued by leaks and the cold, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Munira Wilson MP said: Thousands and thousands of school buildings across the country are in dire need of investment after years of neglect from this Conservative government. The lack of Government action is shockingly […]

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Lucy Frazer: Attack on BBC a desperate distraction

by Ian Shires on 23 January, 2024

Responding to the Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer’s comments this morning regarding the BBC the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport Jamie Stone MP said: The Culture Secretary clearly spends more time focussing on culture wars rather than supporting the BBC to provide the fantastic services it delivers. This attack on the BBC is yet another […]

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