Tories' plan to "take back control" proves to be empty words when it comes to trade

Following news that the Trade Bill has passed in the House of Commons, without any amendments which would ensure that Parliament can vote on future trade deals, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for International Trade Sarah Olney said:

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Govt silencing those who get in the way of their own political interests

Responding to England’s chief nurse Ruth May confirming she was dropped from a coronavirus press conference after refusing to back Dominic Cummings, Liberal Democrat Health, Wellbeing and Social Care spokesperson Munira Wilson said:

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Govt must set up lifeboat system to ensure safe passage for Hong Kongers

Responding to news that the Foreign Secretary has confirmed that the UK will suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson and Chair of the APPG on Hong Kong Alistair Carmichael said:

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Govt must step up and tackle misinformation

Responding to the DCMS Select Committe Report 'Misinformation in the COVID-19 Infodemic', Liberal Democrat DCMS spokesperson Daisy Cooper said:

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Govt's school funding plan shows no understanding of challenges facing schools

Responding to the publication of the Government’s funding allocations for schools in 2021-22, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Layla Moran said:

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Test and trace privacy fiasco yet another blunder by Ministers

Responding to reports that privacy campaigners have accused the Government's test and trace programme of breaking data protection laws, Liberal Democrat Health, Wellbeing and Social Care spokesperson Munira Wilson said:

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Chinese treatment of Uyghurs amounts to genocide, Lib Dem warns

The Liberal Democrats have called on the Foreign Secretary to acknowledge that the Chinese government is "engineering a genocide of the Uyghur people" and to come before Parliament before the recess to set out the Government's response.

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Source: Uyghur Human Rights Project

In a letter to the Foreign Secretary, the Party's Foreign Affairs spokesperson Alistair Carmichael urged the Government to use the next round of targeted sanctions on individuals responsible for human rights abuses in China.

The intervention follows the Chinese Ambassador to the UK denying on The Andrew Marr Show that the Uyghur people are being transported across China for forced labour in factories.

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PM must come before MPs after IfG Brexit warning

Responding to a report by the Institute for Government which warns coronavirus has left UK firms unprepared for a no-deal Brexit, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said:

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PM change to guidance is reckless and flies in the face of experts

Responding to the Prime Minister's annoucement on the change to guidance on using public transport and going to workplaces in England, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

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Govt's half-baked merger plan is threat to international aid

Responding to the International Development Committee’s final report into the 'Effectiveness of UK aid’, which warns the 'impulsive' decision to abolish DFID is likely to have dire consequences, Liberal Democrat International Development Spokesperson Wendy Chamberlain said:

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