In this opinion article, acting Lib Dem leader Ed Davey says Boris Johnson should have sacked the Housing Secretary by now - but he does not possess enough leadership
Ed Davey MP 🔶🇪🇺 #StayHomeSaveLiveAny Minister with a conscience would have resigned by now. Any Prime Minister showing a modicum of leadership would have sacked him.
But sadly, we are governed by people who appear to lack both.
Read my piece in @DailyMirror
Exclusive: Less than 1 per cent of judges are black and just 6.3 per cent are from any ethnic minority
Ed Davey MP 🔶🇪🇺 #StayHomeSaveLiveThese figures I unearthed on the lack of diversity in our justice system are absolutely shocking.
It is no good saying #BlackLivesMatter if we are making zero progress on getting more diversity in every area of our society.
The Foreign Secretary moved to clarify after saying he would not repeat the Black Lives Matter gesture - popularised by US quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2016 - and suggested it came from a hit TV show
Ed Davey MP 🔶🇪🇺 #StayHomeSaveLiveThe fact our Foreign Secretary, who is also now going to be in charge of our aid budget, is totally ignorant about a global movement against racism is as shocking as it is concerning.
Many NHS workers charged £400 to use health service after PM said he would axe surcharge
Ed Davey MP 🔶🇪🇺 #StayHomeSaveLiveAnother day and another broken promise from a PM out of his depth. NHS hereos are putting their lives on the line every day.
It was immoral that NHS staff had to pay the surcharge in the first place, it is disgusting that they continue to pay it now.
UK economy shrinks by 20.4% in April, the biggest decline on record, as full impact of lockdown is felt.
Ed Davey MP 🔶🇪🇺 #StayHomeSaveLiveThese stats confirm we face the most serious economic challenge in generations
Not a time to exit the world’s largest market
Not a time to increase trade barriers
Not a time to deny business skills they need with a damaging new immigration system
Canterbury MP Rosie Duffield has apologised and says she has been "attempting to navigate a difficult personal situation".
Ed Davey MP 🔶🇪🇺 #StayHomeSaveLiveHuge respect for Rosie Duffield: she made a mistake, apologises & takes the consequences
As did Neil Ferguson & Catherine Calderwood
So what’s so special about Cummings, @BorisJohnson?
Your arrogance undermines public health. Sack him.
Data since start of Covid-19 crisis shows almost 60,000 additional deaths, a fifth higher than usual
Ed Davey MP 🔶🇪🇺 #StayHomeSaveLiveGermany’s low death rate is where the UK should be
From #PPEshortage to shielding #CareHomes, the UK govt was late, stumbling, and slapdash
Yes, we need an inquiry; right now we simply want them to better protect people
Lib Dem acting leader Sir Ed Davey explains to Nick Ferrari why he is urging for Brexit to be delayed until after the coronavirus crisis.
Ed Davey MP 🔶🇪🇺 #StayHomeSaveLiveWe are facing the deepest recession in 300 years
After the most serious public health crisis in over 100 years
With a climate emergency that demands action now
Delaying Brexit by 2 years is just common sense
Presenter Emily Maitlis said "the country can see" Dominic Cummings had "broken the rules".
Ed Davey MP 🔶🇪🇺 #StayHomeSaveLiveDo BBC bosses really understand impartiality & public sector broadcasting?
When those in power blatantly lie, impartiality means calling them out
@maitlis made clear Govt Ministers had been invited to put their case but had declined
Dominic Cummings, the UK PM’s aide, says he "behaved reasonably" as he explains his actions during lockdown.
Ed Davey MP 🔶🇪🇺 #StayHomeSaveLiveCummings’ statement confirms he broke the guidelines
When millions kept to those rules
The PM must now terminate his contract - if he wants to regain any credibility in leading the country on dealing with the Coronavirus crisis
The PM's chief aide is facing calls from the opposition and some Tory MPs to resign over claims he flouted rules.
Ed Davey MP 🔶🇪🇺 #StayHomeSaveLiveIf the Cummings’ statement is anything other than his immediate resignation, it further undermines the PM’s authority
Millions have made unbelievable sacrifices to follow the PM’s public health guidelines
Cummings staying in post would be intolerable
Boris Johnson says Dominic Cummings has acted "legally and with integrity".
Ed Davey MP 🔶🇪🇺 #StayHomeSaveLivePM confirms there is one rule for us & another for him & his friends
Millions of people have made huge sacrifices to keep to the rules: he is treating them with contempt
The PM’s failure to act undermines his authority for the rest of the crisis
Fee for care and health workers from outside the European Economic Area to rise to £624 a year in October
Ed Davey MP 🔶🇪🇺 #StayHomeSaveLiveAll migrant staff in the NHS & social care during Covid must be given the right to stay indefinitely, with no fees & no Immigration Health Surcharge
MPs must work cross-party to protect frontline staff who have done so much to protect the whole country