28 June 2019 – today’s press releases

Lib Dems: Conservatives are not doing enough to make our country safe

Commenting on the National Audit Office’s report into serious and organised crime, which reveals ‘significant and avoidable shortcomings’ by the government, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson Ed Davey said:

From County Lines drug trafficking to child sexual exploitation and modern slavery, organised crime gangs are ruining lives and damaging our country. This report reveals that the Conservatives are not doing nearly enough to prevent these appalling crimes and keep our country safe.

Police forces and the National Crime Agency need urgent additional resources to deal with the growing scale and complexity of serious and organised crime, but instead the Tories have cut 5,000 police officers since 2015.

And this problem will only get worse if Brexit goes ahead. Crime gangs work across borders, and the European Arrest Warrant and Europol are crucial to bringing them down. If we leave the EU, the UK will lose those crime-fighting tools. That’s why the Liberal Democrats are fighting to stop Brexit through a People’s Vote.

Lib Dems: Liberalism has faced down bigger challenges than Putin

Following comments made by Vladimir Putin, in which the Russian President called liberalism ‘obsolete’, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson Jo Swinson said:

Liberalism has faced down bigger challenges than Vladimir Putin, Boris Johnson or Viktor Orban.

It’s survived and thrived on our continent for more than two centuries and through two World Wars. It’s not about to lay down to let nationalists and populists take over.

People across Europe and around the world are crying out for more open, inclusive and liberal societies, and in the UK the Liberal Democrats are at the heart of that growing liberal movement.

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2 Comments

  • Richard Underhill 29th Jun '19 - 8:58am

    Mark Pack’s summary of polls since the euro elections is useful. A footnote says
    “These polls are for Great Britain, i.e. excluding Northern Ireland but including both Scotland and Wales, except for Survation, who include Northern Ireland. General election voting intention polls conducted over a smaller area, such as London only, are excluded.”
    How does this work for parties which do not stand for election in Northern Ireland?
    Are the DUP (or UUP) figures added to the Conservative numbers?
    Are the SDLP added to Labour?
    The Northern Ireland Greens are a separate party from their equivalent in GB.
    What about our friends in the Alliance Party? Are their figures added to ours?
    Politics Live (previously Daily Politics) had a different presenter on Friday 28/6/19. Fresh, well planned, lightly humorous. Well done. Again please.
    An American number-cruncher opined on good polls and bad polls, including one British poll. A statistician with a book to sell commented on Boris Johnson’s ‘million to one’ comment.
    The programme’s times are earlier next week, except on Wednesday (with some PMQ).

  • Peter Hirst 29th Jun '19 - 3:12pm

    We tend to take for granted that when we go out of our homes, we will be safe. Sufficient resources must be provided to ensure this is true throughout our land. Getting away with crime is not something that should figure into a potential agresor’s deliberations.

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