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Recent News from Dundee Lib Dems, the Scottish Liberal Democrats and the UK Liberal Democrats

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    Article: Apr 23, 2015

    The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said the Liberal Democrats are the most transparent party when it comes to public spending plans.

    In its analysis of the parties spending plans, the IFS reported that the Liberal Democrats are the most transparent.

    It also said that the Conservatives give a "misleading impression" while Labour give "disappointingly little" information on borrowing and do not provide enough funding for the NHS.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2015

    Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie, will today set out his party's families manifesto to support families across Scotland, saying the proposals put forward by others parties have been 'found wanting'.

    The families manifesto sets out proposals on expanding free childcare; an additional month of shared parental leave; investment in mental health services; a carer's bonus worth £250 per year and the restriction on the marketing and advertising of junk food.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2015

    Speaking in response to the detailed analysis of the different parties' fiscal plans by the IFS, the Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP said:

    "Liberal Democrats have been praised for having the most transparent plans.

    "We have shown clearly how we will pay for our increase in spending on the health service in Scotland.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2015

    Liberal Democrats have announced a £150m package for the 6.5 million carers across Britain who support their loved ones that are older, disabled or seriously ill.

    The new measures form part of the party's Disability Manifesto.

    Approximately 1 in every 8 adults provide care, unpaid for family and friends.

  • Article: Apr 22, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander today said that working Scots would have faced a £700 income tax bombshell if the SNP had been in a position to implement their tax policy in 2010.

    He warned that Scots will miss out on a further tax cut worth £400 a year by the end of the next Parliament if the SNP gets its way.

  • Article: Apr 22, 2015

    Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie MSP, has today set out the priorities for the Scottish Liberal Democrat "manifesto of opportunity".

    On a visit to South Queensferry in Edinburgh West with Liberal Democrat Business Minister Jo Swinson and Liberal Democrat Edinburgh West candidate Mike Crockart, Mr Rennie set out key Scottish Liberal Democrat commitment to build a stronger economy and a fairer society.

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    Article: Apr 22, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has warned that Britain may be sleepwalking into a right-wing Government.

    In a speech at the National Liberal Club, Nick said the threat of a dangerous rabble of Conservatives, UKIP and the DUP holding the balance of power on May 8 loomed large.

    Nick's comments came as the Liberal Democrats outlined plans to end the era of public sector pay restraint and offer wages which would keep pace with the cost of living.

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    Article: Apr 21, 2015

    Commenting on reports that the Chilcot Report may not be published until 2016, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesman Tim Farron said:

    "In 2003 Britain was led by the Labour Party with Conservative support into a war with Iraq which many people in our country believe was illegal.

    "The speculation that Sir John Chilcot's report into the Iraq War may now not be published until 2016 is deeply concerning.