Weekend prisoners, announced by a weakened Government - Farron

May 18, 2016 2:40 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Commenting on the Queen's Speech, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said:

"Only one year in and this Conservative majority is running out of steam.

"30 announcements, but 28 have been made before. Weekend prisoners, announced by a weakened Government.

"The Queen's Speech is a stop-gap to give the warring factions of the Tory party a couple of day's respite from the referendum. It does nothing to address the key issues at stake.

"This country's challenges on education, housing, investment, skills, and the environment are either ignored, or offered nothing more than empty rhetoric.

"The Conservatives are continuing their dogmatic assault on civil liberties with the ongoing threat of the snooper's charter and an obsession to tear up the human rights act. We will fight them every step of the way.

"There are enough re-runs on BBC without having to get the Queen to do her own."