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

  • Article: May 23, 2017

    Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, has announced that the party has suspended all national campaigning until further notice. Tim was due to fly to Gibraltar today as part of the general election campaign but has cancelled the trip.

    Tim Farron said: "The country is united in grief after this devastating terror attack. Just as the country is focusing all its thoughts on the victims and their families, so politicians should come together in solidarity and respect for the innocent people caught up in this vile attack.

  • Article: May 22, 2017

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP today a revealed a Scottish Government backlog of over 3500 air weapons awaiting licenses, describing it as "unacceptable".

    The requirement to licence air weapons came into force at the start of the year. People waiting for their application to be processed have reported frustration at the length of time being taken to certify licenses. When the legislation was passed, ministers claimed the licensing system could be introduced "smoothly" and claimed there are "no overall delays" in dealing with firearms certificates.

  • Article: May 22, 2017

    Responding to the launch of the Scottish Labour manifesto, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "We need to get the SNP to cancel their divisive independence referendum. The SNP risk leaving Scotland outside the UK as well as outside the EU. That is bad for business, security and the NHS.

  • Article: May 22, 2017

    Responding to last night's Scottish leaders' debate, and the social media outcry it provoked, Scottish Liberal Democrat general election campaign chair Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

    ''Last night the First Minister faced perfectly fair questions from a nurse, which she was unable to answer. Within minutes the nurse was set on by the online Nationalist army. It was ugly, but is typical of a movement which has always been intolerant of differing views and is now losing support.
  • Article: May 20, 2017

    Scottish Liberal Democrat general election campaign chair, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today, at a campaign event in Edinburgh, urged young voters to make sure they register to vote before the deadline so that they can have a say in the future of their country.

    With the deadline for registration in two days time, Mr Cole-Hamilton claimed that considering the importance of this election, young people cannot afford to sit it out and must get involved and vote.

  • Article: May 19, 2017

    Scottish Liberal Democrat general election campaign chair Alex Cole-Hamilton has today written to Liberal Democrat target seat campaigns across Scotland warning them to expect an imminent visit from the First Minister.

    Mr Cole-Hamilton's initiative comes after the First Minister has been in the shadow of Willie Rennie for ten days as he has visited target seats across Scotland including East Dunbartonshire, North East Fife, the Highlands, the North East and Edinburgh West.

  • Article: May 18, 2017

    With the announcement of the Conservative manifesto today, Theresa May has shown her true colours. I've scarcely seen a colder, more mean-spirited agenda in my entire career.

    There's no doubt about it: the Nasty party is back. The Tories are hitting families from cradle to grave by snatching school lunches from children and homes from the elderly.

  • Article: May 17, 2017

    A couple of weeks ago, in Kidlington near Oxford, I met a guy called Malcolm. I say met…he came up to me in the street and started shouting at me.

    You might have seen it on the news. Or the internet.

    In the end we actually got along. But he was angry with me for not getting behind Theresa May and backing Brexit. I think I calmed him down a bit when we spoke, but I don't think I changed his mind.