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

  • Article: May 27, 2020

    Responding to the First Minister's announcement that testing and tracing will restart on Thursday, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "The expectations for test and protect system are very high.

    "It will need to be fully operational on day one this week as we start the easing of the lockdown.

  • Article: May 26, 2020

    Responding to the announcement of plans to restart jury trials in Scotland by July, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice Liam McArthur MSP said:

    "Safe and socially distant jury trials have always been a possibility, and I'm glad to see that they are soon going to be a reality.

    "Juries are a key pillar of Scotland's justice system, and Liberal Democrats opposed the Scottish Government's ill-thought through plans for their abolition from the outset. We also recognise the harm caused by ongoing delays.

  • Article: May 26, 2020

    Millions of people are worried for their loved ones. They have made heartbreaking sacrifices every day since lockdown, including missing family gatherings like weddings and funerals.

    People are rightly angry about Dominic Cummings' behaviour. It cannot be one rule for senior government officials and one rule for everyone else

  • Article: May 26, 2020

    We cannot allow coronavirus to blind us to the injustice that is unfolding on Hong Kong.

    Beijing's new national security law is a naked power-grab. It bypasses Hong Kong local law-making processes and demonstrates a complete lack of respect for the Joint Declaration. Clearly China no longer cares for the 'one country, two systems' agreement made between the UK and China during the Handover.

  • Article: May 26, 2020

    Commenting on Douglas Ross' resignation as a Scotland Office minister, Scottish Liberal Democrat constitutional relations spokesperson Wendy Chamberlain MP said:

    "The volume of correspondence that I have had from constituents appalled at Dominic Cummings has been unprecedented.

    "Douglas Ross has done the honourable thing. Now Jackson Carlaw should join him in calling for Cummings to be sacked. He has utterly undermined the government's public health message while my constituents have missed birthdays, illnesses and funerals by staying home and doing the right thing.

  • Article: May 25, 2020

    I would like to send warm wishes to Muslims in the UK and around the world celebrating Eid al-Fitr.

    Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan - a month of prayer, personal reflection, and self-denial.

    I'm sure that this Ramadan must have felt unusual and I know that observing a socially distanced Eid will not be easy either.

  • Article: May 22, 2020

    It has been confirmed that Beijing is introducing a resolution that would bypass Hong Kong local law-making processes in order to impose a new 'national security law' on the territory.

    We cannot sit back and watch this violation of rights and freedoms.

    It is clear that China no longer cares for the 'one country, two systems' agreement made between the UK and China during the Handover.

  • Article: May 22, 2020

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    Weekly Whip w/c 18th April

    Monday 18th May

    Monday started with Ministerial Questions to the Treasury and the Department for Transport. Where Munira Wilson questioned the government on what they are doing to protect the aviation industry and prevent the loss of jobs in that sector.