Tuesday 30 July 2019 / 3:34 PM Climate Change

Accepting fossil fuel donations exposes Jo Swinson’s rank hypocrisy – Danielle Rowley

Danielle Rowley MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Climate Justice and Green Jobs, commenting on reports that Jo Swinson accepted donations linked to fossil fuels and tax avoidance, said:

“This is rank hypocrisy from Jo Swinson. She claims she can take on the establishment but the reality is she was a cheerleader for austerity in the Conservative-led government, including backing the bedroom tax and voting to prevent a tax on bankers’ bonuses. And now we find out she is taking money from people profiting from the fossil fuel industry and from accountants who are helping the super-rich to avoid their taxes, at the expense of our cash starved public services.

“You simply can’t trust the Liberal Democrats: in government they broke their promises and have a record of betraying the people they claim to stand up for.”