4 October 2023 – today’s press releases

  • Ed Davey on Sunak speech: PM has lost control of his party and lost the trust of the country
  • 10 things Rishi Sunak didn’t mention in his conference speech

Ed Davey on Sunak speech: PM has lost control of his party and lost the trust of the country

Responding to Rishi Sunak’s conference speech, Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey said:

This chaotic conference shows Rishi Sunak has lost control of his party and lost the trust of the country.

Every bungled announcement confirms that this shambles of a Conservative Party is not fit to govern.

Sunak had no answers on how to fix our crumbling health services or help people seeing their bills go through the roof. Instead we got just more empty rhetoric from a lame-duck Prime Minister who is running scared of a general election.

It’s time to give the British people the chance to kick Rishi Sunak and the Conservative Party out of government.

10 things Rishi Sunak didn’t mention in his conference speech

The Liberal Democrats have accused Rishi Sunak of being so out of touch he may as well be living on another planet, after highlighting ten pressing issues facing families which the PM didn’t mention once in his speech.

These include soaring mortgages and rents, food and energy bills, the ambulance crisis, NHS dentist shortage and crumbling concrete scandal.

Sunak also failed to mention sewage dumping, the triple lock on pensions or the Conservative sleaze and standards scandals which have seen disgraced ex Conservative ministers like Boris Johnson and Liz Truss receive over £500,000 in taxpayer-funded payouts.

Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader, Daisy Cooper MP said:

Rishi Sunak’s speech was so out of touch he may as well have been living on another planet.

He had nothing new to say on the big issues facing families, from the cost of living crisis to local health services that have been run into the ground.

Our hospitals are crumbling and children are waiting in pain to see an NHS dentist, but Sunak has nothing more to offer than more broken promises and empty words.

The Conservative Party is out of touch, out of ideas and deserves to be kicked out of office. The sooner we can have a general election so the British people can put this government out of their misery the better.

10 things Rishi Sunak didn’t mention once in his speech:

  1. Mortgages: The average mortgage has gone up by £220 a month in the year since the catastrophic mini Budget, according to the Bank of England.
  2. Food prices: Food prices have risen by 10% in the past year as the cost of living goes through the roof.
  3. Energy bills: One in three families across England will pay higher energy bills this winter than last, rising to one in two poorer households
  4. Ambulances: Ambulance delays were their worst on record last winter and there has been no clear plan on how to prevent a similar crisis this time round.
  5. Sewage: Raw sewage was dumped into rivers and coastlines 824 times a day last year after Conservative MPs have repeatedly voted to allow water companies to continue the filthy practice.
  6. Dentists: 4.4 million children did not see an NHS dentist in the past 12 months despite NHS recommending that they go once a year
  7. Pensions: 12 million pensioners could lose out after Rishi Sunak failed to commit to keeping the triple lock in future years.
  8. Rents: Rents have risen by an average of £110 per month over the past year since the mini budget sent interest rates soaring.
  9. Concrete roofs (RAAC): 41 hospitals and 174 schools are impacted by the RAAC scandal which Sunak failed to mention once despite his own role in slashing funding to fix crumbling buildings.
  10. Sleaze: Rishi Sunak didn’t mention disgraced ministers like Liz Truss, Boris Johnson or Chris Pincher who have received over £500,000 in taxpayer payouts after quitting or being sacked.
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  • And a list of things Ed and Daisy didn’t mention

    1 Brexit

  • David Garlick 5th Oct '23 - 10:51am

    Don’t lets lose sight of the lies, the broken promises, partgate, Rishi S’s breaking the law, their NHS crisis failure, their envirnomnetal crisis failure tc etc in the HS2 fiasco.

  • George Thomas 5th Oct '23 - 2:50pm

    Has Ed Davey commented on the estimated £5billion which could have been paid to Wales if HS2 seen as England only project yet?

  • 4. Ambulances: Ambulance delays were their worst on record last winter…

    A primary reason for the rise in ambulance call-outs is known, although not officially acknowledged. FOI requests were made to all ambulance trusts and around half supplied the requested data. The results have never been covered by the BBC or other legacy media, but can be found on independent sites and blogs. Here are the results for the West Midlands Ambulance Service…

    ‘NHS reveals in FOI that Ambulance Call-Outs for Heart Illness have DOUBLED since Covid-19 Vaccination began among all age-groups – The Expose’ [June 2022]:

    The National Health Service has confirmed in response to a freedom of information request that ambulance call-outs relating to immediate care required for a debilitating condition affecting the heart nearly doubled in the whole of 2021 and are still on the rise further in 2022. But the most concerning published figures show that they have also doubled among people under the age of 30.

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