Layla slams Government for “opening floodgates to new variants” and failing to protect troops

Good work from Layla Moran in today’s press. First, the Guardian reports the Commons Library research commissioned by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus, which Layla chairs, which shows that the number of positive cases tested for variants has fallen dramatically. The results suggest that in the three weeks to 17 March, there were […]

Local lockdowns by stealth?

The Government has been having to deal rapidly with the cock-up over the restrictions in areas where the Indian variant is spreading. Munira Wilson was in the Guardian today, after confusion reigned in Westminster: An appearance in the House of Commons on Tuesday by the vaccines minister, Nadhim Zahawi, failed to clarify the matter. “What we’re […]

30 July 2020 – today’s press releases

Highest levels of excess deaths demands Government learn lessons Liberal Democrats call for review into school exclusions Liberal Democrats: Government are failing survivors of sexual violence Government must step in with Green incentives to save the car industry Liberal Democrats: Record high of self harm in prisons shows extent of crisis Leaked letter shows thousands […]

22 July 2020 – today’s press releases

Mental health and education gap of homeschooling must be addressed All Hong Kongers must be given right to live in the UK £2.9 billion aid cut shows Government abandoning world stage Mental health and education gap of homeschooling must be addressed Responding to ONS statistics published today on the impact of homeschooling during the coronavirus […]

16 June 2020 – today’s press releases

Govt spending £120m on Festival for Brexit instead of free school meals over the summer PM’s decision to scrap DFID shows Govt turning its back on most in need Govt must act to address disproportionate impact of pandemic on BAME communities Govt must go beyond u-turn on free school meals to give every child best […]

15 June 2020 – today’s press releases

Conservatives are gambling with our future Davey: Johnson’s trade tactics will hurt economy Wrongheaded to reject spare spaces for schools, Lib Dems warn Lib Dems call on PM “not to turn your back” on child refugees Govt deliberately moving away from expert advice Lib Dems celebrate victory in the Lords Conservatives are gambling with our […]

10 June 2020 – today’s press releases

Lib Dems propose support package for employers to keep workers safe as lockdown eases (to be published here tomorrow) Davey: UK needs Green Recovery Plan to counter COVID-19 economic damage PM must take charge and ensure deprived children aren’t left behind Davey: PM must abolish suspicion-less stop and search Davey statement after call with the […]

16-17 May 2020: the weekend’s press releases

Lib Dems: Covid-19 mental health implications a ticking time bomb Lib Dems call for permanent remote voting option for MPs Govt must be transparent if they want public support for reopening schools Davey: Govt approach to tracing ‘totally inadequate’ Lib Dems: Govt putting ideology above people’s lives in refusing to extend Brexit talks Govt must […]