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

  • Article: Aug 15, 2018

    Commenting on new figures showing that the Scottish economy has grown by just 1.3% in the past year, Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Carolyn Caddick said:

    "Derek MacKay is getting rather overexcited over growth of just 1.3% in a year, while Scotland's productivity continues to lag behind.

  • Article: Aug 15, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today backed a campaign by children's charities, parents' groups and teaching unions inviting parents to withdraw their children from primary 1 tests of literacy and numeracy.

    The campaign, organised by the Upstart Scotland charity will dispatch 30,000 postcards across the country providing parents with a clear means to withdraw their children from tests.

  • Article: Aug 15, 2018

    Responding to new figures showing that rail fares are set to rise by 3.2% inline with the RPI rate of inflation from January next year, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said:

    "The last thing hard up passengers need is another year of rail fare rises soaring above wage increases. People are spending more of their money than ever just to get too and from work.

  • Article: Aug 15, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has today challenged SNP depute leader and face of his party's new "fact checking" service Keith Brown MSP to correct and confirm his own record.

    Mr Cole-Hamilton pointed to a number of incidents which raise questions over Mr Brown's ability to identify and communicate the truth.

  • Sal Brinton speaking at Lib Dem conference.
    Article: Aug 15, 2018

    It may be mid-August but the bad news about Brexit is increasing by the day! Senior Brexiteers such as Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg continue to peddle their populist nonsense, against the facts: the pound dropping against the Euro; international organisations moving their EU HQ out of Britain; and even the Governor of the Bank of England confirming Brexit will not be good for the economy. Only Vince Cable and the Lib Dems remain totally committed to an Exit from Brexit, and giving the people a Final Say on the deal, with more regions that voted leave now changing their minds.

  • Article: Aug 14, 2018

    Responding to the news that radiologists have issued a "red alert" because of a shortage of staff, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

    "It's absolutely appalling that the Scottish Government has taken its eye so far off the ball that Scotland's radiology services could be in danger of collapsing.

  • Article: Aug 14, 2018

    The last ten days have seen major stories of racism in both of Britain's major parties.

    What is happening in the Labour party - and Boris Johnson's comments this week - are frightening to many Jewish and Muslim people living in Britain.

    This is a reflection of the way the politics of identity dominates politics today and attracts comments, sometimes critical or offensive, about particular groups.

  • Article: Aug 13, 2018

    Responding to comments from Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina condemning western politicians who engage with RT, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

    "When Alex Salmond started his show I challenged him to feature courageous dissidents like Pussy Riot, who stand up to the Putin regime. Sadly he shirked the challenge.