Speaking on the opening of the Liberal Democrats' first digital conference today, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey has warned the coronavirus crisis is taking an "enormous toll on people’s lives and livelihoods" and urged his Party to listen, challenge Boris Johnson's Conservatives and fight for what people really need. He said:
"The coronavirus crisis is taking an enormous toll on people’s lives and livelihoods. People are worried about their loved ones and millions of families are facing financial hardship.
"To represent communities across the country – Liberal Democrats need to listen. We need to be a Party of aspiration, relevance and compassion that understands how we can deliver more of what small business owners, nurses, teachers, parents, carers and communities really need.
"That is why, this weekend, we will be debating the issues that matter, whether it is how we tackle the issue of mental health, how we reboot the UK to respond to the long-term impact of coronavirus or how we address the climate emergency.
"This is the path to getting rid of Boris Johnson’s incompetent Government and building a positive post-Covid future by embracing a caring, greener and fairer approach."