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

  • Article: Oct 23, 2020

    If ever there was a time for us to act in support of Hong Kongers, it is now.

    Many Hong Kongers have suffered grave persecution at the hands of the Chinese Regime.

    With repeated reports of police brutality, the UK has a moral and legal duty to stand with Hong Kongers and ensure no one is left behind to suffer under the Chinese Communist Party.

  • Article: Oct 23, 2020

    Responding to the outline of new tiered restrictions set out by the First Minister today, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has stressed the need for "hope and clarity" about people's ability to move between different tiers of restrictions.

    Willie Rennie said:

    "The Scottish Government has got 3 days to convince people that this strategy has got hope and clarity at its heart and the ability to lift us safely out of this second crisis.

  • Article: Oct 22, 2020

    Despite the massive effort people have made to fight coronavirus it's clear that the road to recovery is going to be rockier than we first feared.

    With millions of workers worried about their livelihoods, the British people deserve a Government that listens to their concerns and does everything in its power to protect them. Sadly, this isn't the case.

  • Article: Oct 22, 2020

    Responding to reports indicating that the Canadian owners of fabrication yard firm BiFab have withdrew their bid for a major contract build jackets for wind turbines to be installed off Fife,

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "Frankly ministers need to explain why they have not been able to fulfil their promise to workers in Lewis and Fife.

  • Article: Oct 22, 2020

    Responding to comments from National Clinical Director Jason Leitch on GMS this morning that "people should get their digital Christmas ready", Willie Rennie said:

    "People have made huge sacrifices for months on end, they will be devastated to hear that Christmas as they know it is cancelled this year. Many will rightly question whether the government have used the past six months as well as they could have to expand testing, shore up our NHS and prepare for a second wave.

  • Article: Oct 22, 2020

    Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today highlighted "alarming" new findings from Carers UK, suggesting that 87% of Scottish carers have found that the needs of those they care for have increased since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The report also found that:

  • Article: Oct 21, 2020

    Responding to the First Minister's briefing this afternoon, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "I am really anxious about the developing situation. The government needs to be on top of this if we are to control the virus. Hospital wards are filling, cases are rising at a worrying rate and the R number is still well above 1.

  • Article: Oct 21, 2020

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie today said there is a "dangerous lack of capacity" within Test and Protect after new statistics showed that last week a further 560 people weren't interviewed about their whereabouts and contacts within 48 hours of their positive test being logged.

    Scottish Liberal Democrat analysis of today's Public Health Scotland data shows the number of people waiting over 48 hours between their positive case being logged and being interviewed by contact tracers:

    Week ending

    Number of people waiting 48-72 hours

    Number of people waiting more than 72 hours

    Total waiting more than 48 hours
    18 October
    11 October
    314
    368
    246
    199
    560
    567
    4 October 228 213 441
    27 September 120 57 177

    20 September

    49 23 72
    13 September 57 39 96
    6 September 31 7 38
    Time between the record appearing on the Contact Tracing Case Management System and the positive individual being interviewed

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