19 November 2019 – today’s press releases

  • Johnson offers failed knife crime policies
  • Lib Dems respond to Farage comments on local Tory and Brexit Party deals
  • Swinson: ITV debate proves people at home deserve so much better
  • CCHQ’s Twitter factchecking ploy is straight of Putin’s playbook

Johnson offers failed knife crime policies

Responding to Boris Johnson’s announcement on knife crime, Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor Ed Davey said:

The UK is in the grip of an epidemic of serious violence, and we urgently need real solutions. Instead, all the Tories can offer are the same old failed policies.

These Conservative policies are all about seeming tough on crime, but they won’t actually do anything to make our communities safer.

Boris Johnson tried a massive expansion of suspicion-less Stop and Search when he was Mayor. His own Government’s analysis shows it didn’t work to stop knife crime then, and it won’t work now.

All it will do is see more young BAME people disproportionately targeted and undermine the trust and confidence police officers need to gather intelligence and prevent crime.

Only the Liberal Democrats will invest in the things that actually work to build safer communities: more community policing, more youth services and a proper public health approach to serious violence.

Lib Dems respond to Farage comments on local Tory and Brexit Party deals

Responding to Nigel Farage’s comments that deals are being done at a local level between Brexit Party and Conservative candidates, Liberal Democrat Shadow Brexit Secretary Tom Brake said:

The Conservative party is no longer recognisable to millions of moderate voters across the country. They have gone from the party of Ken Clarke and Michael Heseltine to the party of Nigel Farage and Donald Trump.

With so little to separate the Brexit Party and Tories, it’s little wonder their candidates no longer see each other as competition.

The Liberal Democrats are the only party that will end this nightmare by stopping Brexit and building a brighter future for our country.

Swinson: ITV debate proves people at home deserve so much better

Responding to tonight’s ITV debate, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson said:

People watching at home deserve so much better than what was on offer tonight.

Both people on that stage want Brexit and there was no one on that stage arguing to remain in the European Union.

Staying in the EU is better for our economy, better for our environment, and better for our NHS.

A brighter future is possible, but it is not on offer from either of the two old, tired parties.

CCHQ’s Twitter factchecking ploy is straight of Putin’s playbook

Responding to Conservatives rebranding their Twitter account as “factcheckUK” during tonight’s ITV leaders’ debate, Liberal Democrat Shadow Brexit Secretary Tom Brake said:

This is straight out of Donald Trump or Putin’s playbook. Not content with excluding the voice of Remain from this debate, the Tories are now resorting to deliberately misleading the public.

People know they can’t trust a word that Boris Johnson or the Conservatives say. The country deserves better. Only the Liberal Democrats will stop Brexit on day one and build a brighter future.

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  • nigel hunter 20th Nov '19 - 12:16am

    Same old same old of a failed Tory policy.
    It is not Democracy when only one viewpoint is discussed.
    Fact Check UK reminds me of George Orwell’s ‘Ministry of Truth’ in his novel 1984. Misleading the public and undermining Democracy.

  • Mark – thank you for posting these daily press releases. It’s really good to be able to keep track of what the party is saying – especially during the campaign. And thanks also for posting the headlines first. I know that must be a faff but it’s helpful to anyone reading the page. Cheers.

  • Richard Underhill. 20th Nov '19 - 7:54am

    Interviewed on ITV Nigel Paul Farage MEP was asked twice whether he had done even one environmental thing.
    He did not claim to have used a train under the Channel to go to the EP in Brussels.
    He said, twice, that he drives a lot, he flies a lot.
    He did not claim to have offset this flying, not to have planted a single tree.
    The Green co-leader insisted that their policies are derived from the science.
    (Not from the art of the possible).
    On the desert island question she said she would go with her Green co-leader.

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