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Conservatives fail again on the Environment

March 9, 2018 5:57 PM

Speaking from the Liberal Democrats Conference in Southport, Ladywood Parliamentary Spokesperson, Lee Dargue, criticised the Government's decision to ignore the growing calls for a levy on throwaway cups:

"As with so many other areas in government, the Conservatives refused to accept, and act upon, evidence. The public is increasingly supportive of the Liberal Democrat call for a 25p charge on throwaway cups for coffee - the aim being to increase the use of reusable cups.

"In government, the LibDems broke through resistance from Conservatives to introduce a 5p charge on throwaway shopping bags. Literally billions of shopping bags are now re-used and not immediately thrown away.

"LibDems led the way in government on environmental protection - we will not back down now, despite the best efforts of the Tories to ignore the damaging impact of plastic on our environment."