27 January 2023 – today’s press release

Hunt’s speech is cold comfort for families and pensioners

Responding to Jeremy Hunt’s speech this morning, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Sarah Olney MP said:

This Conservative party sounds like an unfaithful partner asking for yet another chance – but after crashing the economy and sending mortgages sky-high – why should we trust them again?

Jeremy Hunt’s speech is cold comfort for families and pensioners facing unbearable price rises.

This Government’s economic record is nothing less than a shambles and the British public will see right through this desperate attempt by yet another Conservative Chancellor to rewrite history.

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  • Mel Borthwaite 28th Jan '23 - 9:50am

    I have a lot of time for Sarah Olney and think she could be a future party leader. I particularly like the fact that she was not even a party member, let alone a MP, during the coalition years and therefore is blameless for the decisions taken during that period.

  • While I agree with Mel Borthwaites’ appraisal of Sarah Olney I do not necessarily think that all Lib Dem participants in the coalition should treated as pariahs, lessons must be learnt from that period but not all Lib Dem contributions to government at that time were negative.

  • Mel Borthwaite 28th Jan '23 - 10:25am

    @Barry Lofty
    Just as a point of information, only 3 of the Liberal Democrat MPs in parliament today were MPs during the coalition years so the parliamentary connection to that period is less than 30%. Of course, Ed Davey is on of those MPs and I therefore expect the Liberal Democrat coalition with the Tories to be quoted back to him regularly by Labour during the leadership debates at the next election.

  • @Mel Borthwaite:
    What you say is obviously true and Ed Davey can expect some accusations from Labour during the election campaign, but Labours recent history is not all sweetness and light! that politics unfortunately!

  • My listening skills, for what they are, indicate Labour voters have largely forgiven the Co-altion participation, especially as Labour are moving away from rejoining Europe and not abolishing Tuition Fees.

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