Govt must act to address disproportionate impact of pandemic on BAME communities

Responding to Public Health Englandā€™s report on the impact of COVID-19 on BAME groups, which highlighted the adverse effects of the Governmentā€™s Hostile Environment policy and ā€˜No Recourse to Public Fundsā€™ rule, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Christine Jardine said:

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PM's decision to scrap DFID shows Govt turning its back on most in need

Responding to reports that the Prime Minister will announce later today that the Foreign Office and Department for International Development are set to be merged, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for International Development Wendy Chamberlain said:

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"Not content with depriving disadvantaged kids of their free school meals, the Prime Minister is now choosing to abolish the department whose job is to support the most vulnerable people around the world.

"UK aid prevents suffering. The Liberal Democrats have always made absolutely clear our unequivocal support for Britainā€™s role as a world leader in providing aid to those most in need. By working internationally we can achieve so much more than we can alone.

"This decision shows the extent of the Prime Ministerā€™s determination to see the UK turn its back on the world.ā€

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Govt deliberately moving away from expert advice

Responding to the press conference at Number 10, Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson Munira Wilson said:

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Wrongheaded to reject spare spaces for schools, Lib Dems warn

Responding to the Government's new guidance for schools, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Layla Moran said:

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Johnson's trade tactics will hurt economy

Responding to reports that the PM has said there needs to be a deal done with the EU by the end of July, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

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Govt must support struggling families

Responding to reports that more than a million people have been locked out of government support throughout the Coronavirus, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

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Govt must not use new commission to avoid tackling racism straight away

Responding to the Government's announcement of a cross-governmental commission to address the inequalities that BAME communities face, Liberal Democrat Equalities Spokesperson Christine Jardine said:

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Lib Dems condemn Govt decision to scrap GRA reform

Responding to reports that the Government will ban conversion therapy, but has dropped plans to simplify the gender recognition process, Liberal Democrat Equalities spokesperson Christine Jardine said:

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Govt must set out whether regional lockdowns will come into force

Responding to reports the coronavirus reproduction rate may have risen above 1 in parts of England, Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson Munira Wilson said:

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Govt's refusal to extend transition period risks UK's return to sick man of Europe

Responding to reports that the UK Government has now formally confirmed to the European Union that they will not seek an extension to the transition period, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said:

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