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

  • Vince Cable in Twickenham
    Article: Feb 24, 2018
    By Liberal Democrats

    University lectures have started 14 days of strikes due to drastic changes to their pensions. They can expect to be left around £10,000 a year worse off in retirement as a result. The government must move to underwrite the Universities Superannuation Scheme, providing lectures and academic staff with guarantees that their pensions will be safe.

  • Article: Feb 23, 2018

    Speaking after the Scottish Parliament's Audit Committee wrote to the SPA outlining a number of significant outstanding concerns about the performance of some of its Board members, Scottish Liberal Democrat Justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

    "Time and again the SPA has been found wanting. Since its creation, the board has failed to perform to the standard the public would expect. Inevitably, this has impacted upon public confidence in the SPA.

  • Article: Feb 23, 2018

    RBS profits should be invested in developing its customers services rather than continuing its programme of closures and job losses according to Liberal Democrat Scottish Affairs spokesperson Christine Jardine MP.

    The Edinburgh West MP's comments followed news that the bank has posted profits of £752 million, its first profits in a decade.

  • Article: Feb 22, 2018

    Speaking after today's meeting of the Scottish Parliament's Policing Sub-committee, at which Durham Chief Constable Mike Barton said that he was "prevented" by Police Scotland from carrying out a proper investigation into the national force's illegal spying, Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

  • Article: Feb 22, 2018

    Liberal Democrat Scottish Affairs Spokesperson Christine Jardine MP has called for an urgent meeting with Centrica over 4,000 threatened job losses across the company.

    The parent company of Scottish Gas, announced the job losses today (Thurs Feb 22) following a 17 percent drop in operating profits.

    Centrica, which currently employ around 33,000 staff across the UK, blamed political and regulatory intervention in the UK energy market for the drop in profits.

  • Article: Feb 22, 2018

    Immigration figures announced today show that 47,000 fewer EU nationals came to live in the UK, and that 28,000 EU nationals departed our shores, between the period of September 2016 to September 2017.

    This continued chaos and confusion over Brexit coming from the Government is damaging our economy and our communities.

  • Article: Feb 22, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP has today demanded that Education Secretary John Swinney answer the detailed questions put to him over committee witnesses appearing before the Scottish Parliament's Education Committee.

    A letter to the Education Secretary from the committee today lays out an extensive list of issues that it requests he address.

  • Article: Feb 21, 2018

    Scots Tories pushing hard right Brexit agenda

    Scots Tories who signed hard-right list of Brexit demands are showing contempt for their constituents economic well-being, according to Lib Dem Scottish Affairs spokesperson Christine Jardine MP.

    The Edinburgh West MP's comments follow news that three Scottish Conservative MPs have signed the European Research Group's list of demands.