Denmark’s government told private companies struggling with drastic measures to curb the spread of coronavirus that it would cover 75% of employees’ salaries, if they promised not to cut staff.
Chuka UmunnaMy family in Denmark tell me their government is to help companies struggling with the impact of coronavirus by covering 75% of employees’ salaries if they promise not to cut staff. Interesting. Will HMG follow suit? Details here ⬇️
*Statement on the Cities of London & Westminster General Election Result*
I want to thank my wife, Alice, our daughter and the rest of my family. It is impossible to do the job as a Member of...
Chuka UmunnaI’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved - trebling our share of the vote in Cities of London & Westminster - and cannot thank all our wonderful @LibDems members and volunteers enough for their tremendous efforts. More thoughts on last night here ➡️
Housing charity Shelter estimates on average 183 children lose their homes per day
Chuka UmunnaHousing charity @Shelter estimate that 183 children lose their home everyday & at least 135,000 children in Britain will be homeless at Christmas - an outrage in the world's fifth largest economy. We must tackle Britain's housing & homelessness crisis.
The former foreign secretary is the favourite to replace Theresa May as prime minister
Chuka Umunna“I have a record of campaigning against prejudice” says the PM on #Marr. This is a lie and he knows it. The litany of offensive things he has said about black people, Muslim people, women, etc speaks for itself. He is treating the public like fools.
Mass resignations after Brexit vote compound health staffing shortages
Chuka UmunnaSince the Brexit referendum 11,600 EU Nationals have left the NHS, including 3,250 in less than half of England’s NHS Trusts just this year.
You cannot tackle the crisis in the NHS and facilitate Brexit.
English Defence League founder Stephen Yaxley-Lennon said "everyone should vote for Boris Johnson".
Chuka UmunnaThe fact that Tommy Robinson has today endorsed Boris Johnson, following the Farage/Johnson pact, tells you all you need to know about today's Tory Party. Hard right, populist and nationalist - ugly, nasty politics.
Boris Johnson answered questions from the public in a special BBC programme.
Chuka UmunnaBoris Johnson can’t help himself-being an inveterate liar is part of his makeup. Its NOT usual procedure for Intelligence Committee reports to be delayed in this manner. Publish the report then we can judge for ourselves whether there has been interference
A post-Brexit deal should make it easier to build supermarkets, avoid tax and sue the UK, US business lobbyists say.
Chuka UmunnaThe stark reality of a Trump Johnson Brexit has been laid by bare by this document, which would put treasured national institutions such as the NHS, Post Office and BBC on the negotiating table.
The Liberal Democrats have long pushed for a People’s Vote. But without the numbers in parliament, the only option left for Remainers is to support a general election before the government’s withdrawal bill can pass
Chuka UmunnaIf like the @LibDems you want to #StopBrexit, here's why we believe the best thing for Remainers now is to support a General Election, on our terms, in December. ⬇️
NEW It comes after the Mirror revealed that senior diplomats accused the government of “putting lives at risk” over shadowy briefings accusing opposition MPs of “colluding with foreign powers”
Chuka UmunnaBREAKING: I have written to the Prime Minister demanding answers over Number 10 briefings that suggest MPs are the subjects of officially-sanctioned surveillance and intelligence gathering operations into contact with foreign governments.
As we enter into the crucial final few days before the European summit this week, there is fevered speculation about the chances of a deal. The Liberal Democrats are clear that there is no version...
Chuka Umunna.@joswinson in today’s Sunday Times: “You cannot be pro-jobs and pro-Brexit despite what Jeremy Corbyn says. It’s bad for the economy.” Glad to be led by a leader who backs #Remain without hesitation.
The source says Germany's Angela Merkel was highly pessimistic in a call with Boris Johnson, but the EU's top official hits back.
Chuka UmunnaIt is obvious that Boris Johnson’s Conservatives are trying to shift the blame for their own arrogant refusal to negotiate or suggest workable options. The blame for this mess does not lie with Merkel. It lies on the shoulders of the Conservatives.