Four nations must “move swiftly” to help families plan for Christmas

Responding to news that the four Governments of the UK are meeting today to develop a UK-wide approach to restrictions for the festive period, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said: “With people across the United Kingdom desperate to be home safely with family this festive season, I am glad all four governments have listened to Liberal Democrat calls to work together.

Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey

“With time ticking away, we need Ministers to move swiftly. That means an agreement on comprehensive, uniform guidance for travel and family gatherings. It will also require Ministers to get a grip of the failing test, trace and isolate system, not least with mass testing.

“Liberal Democrats are ready to play our part to help those talks progress quickly. A clear indication now of when measures are expecting to be announced will help families plan for some Christmas cheer.”

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