Biggest rise in food prices in three years from Brexit squeeze

susan kramer croppedFood prices saw the biggest increase for three years in the year to March, figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed.

Food and drink prices rose by 1.2% and overall consumer inflation remained at 2.3%. Meanwhile wage growth is expected to slow, leaving people worse off in real terms.

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.