Conservative County Council in Crisis as Auditors Unable to Sign off Accounts

Hampshire County Council was today left in crisis as independent auditors concluded they were unable to sign off on accounts for 2020.

 

This comes on the back of ever-tighter spending squeezes from the Conservatives, resulting in auditors concluding the County Council could not be deemed an 'going concern.' 

Hampshire County Council building
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Chancellor has made some unforgivable political choices

Responding to the Chancellor's Spending Review, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

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Cabinet Office investigation into Home Secretary must be published in full

The Liberal Democrats have written to the Prime Minister calling for the Cabinet Office’s investigation into the conduct of the Home Secretary to be published "in full and without further delay", as reports suggest that it has concluded she broke the ministerial code. 

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Lib Dems demand answers to "contracts for cronies."

The Liberal Democrats have demanded a timetable for an inquiry into the Government's handling of the pandemic following the publication of an NAO report which revealed that Ministers agreed £18bn worth of supplies and services which bypassed usual standards for procurement.

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Tories' reckless brinkmanship on UK-EU trade risks livelihoods

Responding to George Eustice's comments on Sophy Ridge on Sunday, suggesting that next week is “a week when things need to move” for the UK and EU to agree to a trade deal, Liberal Democrat Brexit and Trade spokesperson Christine Jardine said:

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Tories have betrayed their promise to protect British farmers

The Liberal Democrats have condemned the Conservatives’ “reckless” attitude to animal welfare and food standards, following votes on the Agriculture Bill in the House of Commons today.  

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Alan Mak must use last chance to back farmers, Lib Dems say.

Havant Liberal Democrats have called on Alan Mak to this week back British farming and vote to protect our high environmental and animal welfare standards

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Tories must wake up to reality and do the right thing on Free School Meals

Responding to comments from the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, speaking on today's Andrew Marr show, suggesting that the Government will not change its position on Free School Meals, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Daisy Cooper MP said:

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PM has failed the whole country

Responding to the Prime Minister's announcement of new coronavirus guidelines, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

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Chancellor's speech will have disappointed millions in need

The Liberal Democrats have claimed the Chancellor's speech at the Conservative Party's virtual conference will have "disappointed millions who were hoping to hear how he plans to help them through this crisis."

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