Sewage vote: Government ignores millions of people

Liberal Democrat MPs have voted against the Government’s weak proposal to tackling sewage in local rivers. Commenting after the vote Liberal Democrat Communities & Rural Affairs Spokesperson Tim Farron MP said: “Today, the government ignored millions of people who demanded action to save our treasured rivers and lakes. This is a slap in the face for what has been one of the boldest and more inspiring environmental campaigns in recent years.

Tim Farron

“We needed to see legislation with real teeth today which gave water companies hard deadlines and targets. Instead, we have a flimsy new law which won’t be strong enough to hold water companies to account.

“We called today for a Sewage Tax, to make water companies pay for the mess they’ve made. The Liberal Democrats will continue to demand more action is taken against water companies, and we will stand up for all those who took part in this inspiring environmental campaign.”

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