Govt tells MPs not to raise cases of people abandoned in Afghanistan

The Government has told MPs to stop taking up the cases of Afghan nationals who are still in the country and in need of help. In a letter to MPs, Home Office minister Victoria Atkins said that the Government will not be able "to respond to colleagues with specific updates on individuals" given the"deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan." MPs are being told by the Government to signpost individuals towards the Government's resettlement schemes "rather than seek to pursue cases on their behalf." Layla Moran MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, said: "The Conservatives have turned their back on vulnerable people desperate to flee the terror of the Taliban, and are now telling MPs we should give up trying to help them too. "It is utterly disgraceful. People are trapped in their homes fearing when the knock at the door may come, now they have lost one of their last lifelines. "This has been a complete shambles from the start with devastating consequences. First, MPs were put on hold for

13 Sep 2021

Government cuts £90million from Pupil Premium funding

£90million Pupil Premium cut is "shameful penny pinching" say Lib Dems Responding to the news that the Government has planned to cut Pupil Premium funding by some £90million, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education Daisy Cooper MP said:

24 Jun 2021

Tories to cut £1,506,250 from Pupil Premium in Nottinghamshire

Schools in Nottinghamshire are set to lose £1,506,250 in funding for the most disadvantaged pupils in the county following the government's decision to alter the method of calculating Pupil Premium funding. The pupil premium, which aims to close the attainment gap by providing extra money to pupils eligible for free school meals, was a flagship reform introduced by the Liberal Democrats in government in 2011.

4 May 2021