Adult social care crisis reveals appalling failure of government

norman lamb croppedCommenting on reports that more than 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year, Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary, said: "This is an appalling failure by the government. The NHS and the care system is lurching from crisis to crisis.

Increasing homophobic brutality in Russia horrifying

lib dems at pride 16Commenting on reports that Chechnya has opened concentration camps for gay men, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary spokesman for East Surrey Cllr David Lee said:

“These reports from Chechnya are truly horrifying, and represent an extreme manifestation of increasing homophobic brutality and intolerance in Putin’s Russia.

Real incomes down

down income arrowFollowing news that wages fell behind inflation in February, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has said that the government can no longer deny that British workers are in the grip of a growing Brexit incomes squeeze.

Environment Minister slams Surrey Tories Tip Tax

P1000771 SMThis weekend, environment Minister Andrea Leadsom criticised the charges that have been introduced at the recycling centres here in Surrey. Her comments will form part of the Governments litter strategy that was finally published this morning.

Tories mismanagement slammed by independent report

cipfaIt has emerged that Conservative Run Surrey County Council supressed a damning assessment of the financial health of the Council conducted by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). The report cost the council £25,000 and was commissioned in December, but was only released to councillors on March 21st, six weeks after the budget decision.