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

  • Article: Nov 19, 2014

    Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is calling on businesses to revolutionise what they are doing to support family friendly working.

    Nick's call for action follows the results of a survey by Mumsnet which reveals that 39 per cent of dads have had to use their paid annual leave just to take time off after the birth of a child.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2014

    Liberal Democrats are committed to stamping out the stigma around mental health. We want to see mental health care put on equal footing with physical health.

    In the Political Slot on Channel 4, Norman Lamb talks about the work Liberal Democrats in government are doing to improve mental health care including introducing the first ever mental health waiting times.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2014

    Inflation figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) provide further evidence that the economy is recovering.

    In October, UK inflation rose to 1.3 per cent, up from 1.2 per cent the previous month.

    Commenting on the figures, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander said:

  • Article: Nov 18, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have welcomed long overdue measures announced by the Scottish Government today to improve the nutritional value of food in Scotland's hospitals.

    The Health Secretary today announced that a consultation will take place on whether nutritional standards should be placed on a statutory footing, that extra funding will be made available to improve food standards and improved standards and inspections will be announced in the new year.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2014

    With just over 500 days to go, Liberal Democrat Pensions Minister Steve Webb has launched a public information campaign to help people understand the historic reforms which will introduce a flat-rate State Pension.

    The Liberal Democrats have made sure that the Government gives today's pensioners a fair deal, while protecting tomorrow's pensioners too by making it easier to save for retirement.

  • Article: Nov 17, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have raised concerns that hospitals across Scotland could reach breaking point this winter after a new study into hospital capacity found that more than 3,000 patients had to be treated in the wrong department throughout the summer months.

    Figures highlighted by the Herald newspaper today found that 3,309 patients were boarded due to capacity shortages, whilst 1,706 patients were kept in hospital despite being clinically able to leave hospital.

  • Article: Nov 17, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has criticised an attack on the BBC by outgoing First Minister Alex Salmond, in which he claimed that the BBC did not understand the difference between a public service broadcaster and a state broadcaster.

    Throughout the referendum campaign, Alex Salmond continually criticised the BBC's coverage, which led in part to the mass demonstrations outside the BBC Glasgow headquarters in the final days of the referendum campaign.

  • Article: Nov 17, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has accused Alex Salmond of trying to rewrite history after he claimed that he could have saved RBS from the banking crisis in 2008.

    The claims, made in a newspaper interview today, are contrary to the fact that Alex Salmond encouraged RBS Chief Executive Fred Goodwin in his ambitions to expand RBS through initiatives such as the takeover of Dutch Bank ABN Amro.