Ed Davey on the Acting Prime Minister podcast

Ed Davey has been interviewed for ITV News on the Acting Prime Minister podcast. If you haven’t seen it before, the interviewee is virtually installed in No 10 for the day and asked what she/he would do.

What personal item would he take into No 10? – the trike belonging to his son, John.

Who would be the first person he would call? – Joe Biden.

What would his first policy change be? – increased support for carers, financially, in their own careers and through respite care.

Where would he go on holiday as Prime Minister? – East Anglia

Downing Street pet? – a cat

Ed talks about his childhood and his life as a carer, and reflects on the difficulties that carers face, especially under lockdown. When asked about where Lib Dems stand on Covid and the second wave – he supports Keir Starmer’s call for a circuit breaker – he roundly criticises the Government for its slowness in acting throughout the pandemic. He even quotes JS Mill’s harm principle, when asked whether lockdown was a civil liberties issue.

The conversation turns to Brexit, and the party’s current position as the most pro-European party. And finally to rebuilding the Liberal Democrats as a distinctive voice in politics. It’s worth a watch.

 

 

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One Comment

  • Gerald Stewart 23rd Oct '20 - 6:59pm

    Can just see comment in Tory press, if they even bother.
    Acting is a close as Ed will ever get…😄

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