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Liberal Democrats reject Boris’ claim to ‘Liberal' values

February 15, 2018 9:34 PM

Rushcliffe Liberal Democrats spokesman, Jason Billin expressed outrage at the Foreign Secretary's claim that his vision of the UK's future in the world is one based on Liberal values.

Boris Johnson's only brush with Liberalism is to liberalise (reduce) restrictions on the rich and powerful. This has nothing at all to do with modern Liberal democratic values of openness, tolerance and protection of the vulnerable.

Mr Johnson's vision repeats the idea that free trade will solve everything, but all it really does is make the rich and powerful more so.

What we heard today was long on waffle and very short on anything resembling detail.

Where was the vision for Northern Ireland and the UK's relationship with the Republic of Ireland?

Where was the detail on how Gibraltar (which voted almost 100% to Remain in the EU) will trade with Spain, or how the Spanish workers that Gibraltar rely on will be able to cross the border for work freely?

Where is the promised £350 Million per week NHS bonanza?