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

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    Article: Mar 25, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is launching a new scheme to kick the mental health stigma out of sport.

    Nick is being joined by a network of major sports organisations in blowing the whistle on mental health discrimination in sport.

    For the first time ever a group of organisations including the Rugby Football Union, the England and Wales Cricket Board and the Football Association will sign a charter committing to removing the stigma and prejudice around mental health from the pitch to the playground.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2015

    In the final days of this Government Lib Dems are still delivering our agenda against the odds, and against Conservative obstruction.

    Under the coalition government the gender pay gap had fallen to its lowest level, at just under 20 per cent - but this is still 19.1 per cent too high.

    Despite our high levels of women's employment the UK has the 8th highest gender pay gap in the EU.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has said that Labour have no credibility on the economy.

    Responding to Ed Balls' announcement that he would rule out an increase in VAT, Danny said:

    "Labour have no credibility on the economy. Ed Balls might be ruling out a rise in VAT but he can't rule out a rise in National Insurance and already plans to hike Corporation Tax.

  • Article: Mar 23, 2015

    In a speech to students at King's College Liberal Democrat Justice Minister Simon Hughes explains how Liberal Democrats go into the election with a clear principled position on human rights.

    Unlike the Conservatives who want to pick and choose human rights, Liberal Democrats believe strongly in individual freedoms and protecting human rights.

  • Article: Mar 23, 2015

    Commenting on news that Longannet power station is to close, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife Willie Rennie said:

    "This is a sad day for Longannet and the dedicated and professional workforce. The power station has kept many lights on in many houses across the country.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2015

    Speech from Willie Rennie MSP at Scottish Liberal Democrat conference:

    George is a young man. He lives in the Borders. George works hard but is not rich. He earns £12,000 a year.

    Before Liberal Democrats were in Government he used to pay over £1,100 income tax. But this year it will be cut to £200.

    George is not alone. Over 2 million Scots have had their income tax cut.

  • Article: Mar 20, 2015
    Alistair Carmichael MP speech at Scottish Liberal Democrat conference in Aberdeen:
    Good afternoon, Conference.
    It is good to be back in Aberdeen.
    Aberdeen is where I attended party conference of the Scottish Liberal Party for the first time here in 1983.
    The party was very different then. In fact it was a different party - liberals and social democrats were still in different parties.
  • Article: Mar 20, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said that Benjamin Netanyahu's promise not to agree to the creation of an independent Palestinian state is "alarming."

    Speaking on his weekly radio show on LBC, Nick described the Israeli prime minister's election pledge as "extremely worrying".

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