27 February 2019 – yesterday’s press releases

I’m a day behind, so time to catch up, I think…

Brexit: Govt approach to citizens’ rights “fundamentally flawed”

Responding to Sajid Javid’s comments that the Government will support Alberto Costa’s amendment on citizens’ rights, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson Ed Davey said:

After being forced into one U-turn on the £65 fee for settled status last month and another on ring-fencing citizens’ rights in case of no-deal today, the Government should finally just admit that their whole approach is fundamentally flawed.

These U-turns are welcome, but the spectacle of the Prime Minister saying one thing yesterday and the Home Secretary saying the opposite today shows just how much of a mess the Tories are making of Brexit.

British citizens in Europe and EU citizens in the UK deserve better, and the Liberal Democrats demand better. That’s why we are leading the fight for a People’s Vote and an exit from Brexit.

Moran: Govt must support campaign to scrap Vagrancy Act

Following a PMQ this afternoon, in which Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran asked the Prime Minister to back her campaign to scrap the Vagrancy Act from 1824, a meeting with the relevant Minister has been secured to press the issue.

Responding to the commitment from the Prime Minister, Layla Moran said:

I’m glad that the Prime Minister has recognised the seriousness of the plight of those living on our streets.

When I meet with the Minister, I will be asking for the Government to support my campaign to scrap the Vagrancy Act, an indefensible and outdated law.

Criminalising homeless people is a national disgrace and shames our society, which should aspire to have more compassion for its most vulnerable.

Cable: The battle to stop no deal Brexit is yet to be won

Responding to the Government Brexit motion votes this evening, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said:

This evening was a damp squib. Parliament could have come to a resolution and taken a chaotic no deal off the table. Instead it seems those Conservatives who oppose no deal Brexit have sold themselves too cheaply.

The battle to stop no deal Brexit is yet to be won.

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