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The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) annual State of Care report has warned the NHS and care system is ‘straining at the seams.’ The crisis in funding is reducing the quality of care, and the Lib Dems have called on the Government to drive a cross party solution which will deliver long term results.
Liberal Democrat Alistair Carmichael has successfully called for an emergency debate in the House of Commons today, Tuesday 10th October, over whether the government is abusing parliamentary process.
This follows opposition day motions on public sector pay and tuition fees, which were both motions passed without division and were then ignored by the government.
Alistair Carmichael, MP.
Thousands of pubs hit with crippling hikes to their business rates still haven’t received any funding from the government’s flagship relief scheme, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.
The rising numbers of builders downing tools as the construction industry contracts is a slap in the face to Brexiteers who continue to argue that the transition will have no negative impact on the economy.
In a country already blighted by a shortage of housing, this downturn is especially unwelcome.
The Liberal Democrats are standing with the public and NHS staff, who are tired of Jeremy Hunt's empty promises. His continued failure to make a real difference to the staffing shortages crippling our healthcare system, despite repeated pledges, has come under fire from senior Lib Dems following his Conservative Party conference speech.
Brexit talks have hit a wall whilst the Tories are busy fighting among themselves. In the wake of renewed calls for Boris Johnson's eviction from the cabinet, fears about future instability as a result of the failing Brexit negotiations are running high.
Theresa May's government is looking increasingly unstable.
The Liberal Democrat Chief Whip has criticised Davis' latest announcement, regarding his plans to retire, as selfish and negligent.
Davis, left, has been condemned as ineffective and unfocused.
"The truth is that the government triggered Article 50 far too prematurely", Vince Cable says.
Commenting on news that new car sales have fallen for a sixth month in September, with the industry on course for their first annual decline since 2011, Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable said:
“This is a worrying indicator from the car industry. Uncertainty over the Brexit process and outcome is leading to a deepening erosion of confidence, which is harming our economic prospects.
“The Government must give some much needed certainty to business and industry, most crucially by committing to continuing our membership of the single market and customs union beyond any transition period.”
The Liberal Democrats have welcomed signs from Labour that they want to join in demanding a referendum on the facts at the end of the negotiations.