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Ed Davey calls for next PM to scrap October’s energy bill price cap increase

The expected energy price cap increase in October should be scrapped by the next prime minister and the cost covered with a windfall tax on oil and gas companies, the Liberal Democrat leader has said.Sir Ed Davey said neither of the Tory leadership hopefuls - Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak - had grasped the enormity of the challenge that people are facing this autumn, as the cost of living crisis is set to get worse for millions of UK households.Experts have predicted that the energy price cap could rise to £3,358 annually from October, and could hit £3,615 from...
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Boris Johnson must go today, says Lib Dem leader Ed Davey

Liberal Democrats leader Ed Davey has told BBC Breakfast it is the "patriotic duty" of the Conservative Party to "get rid of Boris Johnson today". His comments come after ministerial resignations yesterday piled pressure on the prime minister's leadership.

Ed Davey on by-elections: People think PM is 'lying law-breaker'

The Liberal Democrats' leader has welcomed his party's by-election win in Tiverton and Honiton, where Richard Foord overturned a 24,000 Tory majority with a 30% swing. Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Ed Davey said it was a "positive vote for liberal Democrats", but also that "people were saying Boris Johnson must go".

Liberal Democrat Ed Davey says ‘govt is making mess of our economy’

Liberal Democrat MP Sir Ed Davey said this morning (Friday 17 June) that the government was “making a mess” of the economy with how it handled the current inflation.He added “It’s far worse in the UK, if you look at the growth figures, the UK is the worst in the developed countries, with the exception of Russia”. Yesterday (Thursday 17 June) the Bank of England announced another interest rate hike to 1.25%, in a bid to temper rising inflation and tackle poor economic growth.Click here to sign up to our newsletters.

PM only sorry he got caught - Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey

The leader of the Liberal Democrats has said the prime minister "is only sorry he got caught", after the release of Sue Gray's report into parties at No10 during Covid lockdowns. Sir Ed Davey asked whether Boris Johnson could "look the British people in the eye and name one person,...

Lib Dems will seize ‘Blue Wall’ constituencies from Tories, says Sir Ed Davey

The Lib Dems will seize “Blue Wall” constituencies from Tory MPs, Sir Ed Davey has said, as he declared the party was “winning across the country again”.The Kingston and Surbiton MP hailed Lib Dem gains in council seats and claimed Conservatives were being dragged down by a “discredited” Prime Minister.Speaking in front of party activists on Wimbledon Common, Sir Ed said: “We are going to have a Liberal Democrat MP for Wimbledon at the next election.“And I think there are other places where we’re going to see Liberal Democrat success for the first time ever.“I’m really excited about the South...

Sir Ed Davey criticises 'eye-watering' Surrey housing targets

Government housing targets are "forcing councils" in Surrey to allocate green belt land for development, according to the Liberal Democrat leader. Sir Ed Davey, who is the MP for Kingston and Surbiton, which shares a border with Surrey, said the targets were "eye-watering". He also described them as being "out...

Refugees fleeing Ukraine unaware of UK scheme to place them in sponsors’ homes, says Ed Davey

British government help for Ukrainians fleeing war has been branded “shambolic and amateur” by Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey after a visit to a crossing point at the Polish town of Medyka.In an impromptu refugee centre, somewhat incongruously established in a disused Tesco supermarket, Davey saw charity workers from around the EU able to swiftly process new arrivals and assure them that sanctuary was awaiting them in Germany, Italy or Spain.But Ukrainians hoping to seek refuge in the UK told him they had no idea how to go about it, and had heard it would be difficult and expensive...

Sir Ed Davey calls for criminal probe into Downing Street ‘partygate’ allegations

Scotland Yard should immediately launch a full-blown criminal investigation into the ‘partygate’ allegations and question Boris Johnson under caution, the leader of the Liberal Democrats said on Wednesday. Sir Ed Davey wrote to Dame Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police commissioner, to demand police action after the Prime Minister...

Downing Street party: Boris Johnson must now resign - Lib Dem leader Ed Davey

The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Ed Davey, has called on the prime minister to resign, calling him "a threat to the health of the nation". Davey spoke to the BBC Breakfast about allegations Boris Johnson is facing about attending a garden party at 10 Downing Street in May 2020, a time when rules in England banned large outdoor gatherings.

Don’t disrespect the Queen over Tony Blair knighthood, says Ed Davey

Critics calling for former prime minister Sir Tony Blair’s knighthood to be removed are being “disrespectful” to the Queen, Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey has suggested.Accusing the former Labour leader of “war crimes” in Iraq a petition demanding the honour be rescinded has passed 700,000 signatures.But Sir Ed defended the Queen’s right to appoint Sir Tony to the Order of the Garter, which is the oldest and most senior British Order of Chivalry.The former energy secretary, who was knighted in 2016 for political and public service, told the PA news agency: “If the Queen wants to knight a...