Prison assaults reach record high while 71 prisoners released in error
The Liberal Democrats have accused the government of "turning prisons into powder kegs", after damning figures showed both assaults and self-harm have reached a record high, while 71 prisoners have been released in error.
Sam Gymiah the MP for East Surrey is The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State responsible for:
probation reform and
prison and probation industrial relations.
Trump's transgender ban shows battle for LBGT+ rights far from won
Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable has warned that Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the US military shows the battle for LBGT+ rights is far from won.
In a piece for the Pink News website marking the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, Vince Cable said:
"President Trump’s re-introduction of the ban on transgender people in the US military this week shows that the battle for LGBT+ rights is far from won.
Violent crime up and police numbers down shows "record of failure"
Violent crime has risen by 18% across England and Wales in the last year, according to new statistics today. The Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary Ed Davey said the figures revealed the government's "record of failure" on crime.