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

  • Article: Jul 18, 2018

    It is a day when we must remember that every person has the power to change the world.

    It has been 100 years since Mandela's birth. His dedication to the service of humanity and his contribution to the struggle for democracy continue to inspire millions of people.

    Global inequality remains a serious problem facing in the world and protecting human rights is an ongoing struggle of immense importance.

  • Article: Jul 18, 2018

    Liberal Democrat Chief Whip Alistair Carmichael has called on the Government to give MPs a say on what he has described as "archaic" proxy voting before the summer recess.

    The call comes as the Conservative party broke a "pairing" agreement with Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson, who is on maternity leave, during the Trade Bill last night.

  • Article: Jul 18, 2018

    Today the Electoral Commission ruled on what we all knew - Leave cheated.

    Vote Leave have been fined £60,000 for incomplete and inaccurate expenses and for working jointly with pro-Brexit group BeLeave - and using this to get around their spending ceiling of £7 million.

    And, lest we forget, the referendum result was just 51.9% for Leave and 48.1% for Remain.

  • Jo Swinson speaking at Lib Dem conference.
    Article: Jul 18, 2018
    By Jo Swinson

    Two weeks ago, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. His name is Gabriel and we adore him.

    My situation isn't typical - I'm an MP. I'm not only an MP, I'm the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats.

    And our party's goal right now - above all else - is to stop Brexit. We want to give the people the final say on the Brexit deal, including the option to remain in the EU.

  • Article: Jul 18, 2018

    Responding to the news that unemployment has risen by 5,000 in the last quarter in Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Carolyn Caddick said:

    "These numbers are unbelievably discouraging. A jump of 5,000 in the number of people seeking work is monumental.

    "The Scottish Government has let the economy stagnate for far too long. What we desperately need is investment in education and people's wellbeing so we can make progress towards a high-skill, high-wage economy.

  • Article: Jul 17, 2018

    Questions lodged by the Scottish Liberal Democrats have revealed that a number of families have been forced to endure waits of up to 1586 days, over 4 years, for fatal accident inquiries (FAI) to be undertaken.

    The longest wait between a date of death and the conclusion of evidence in FAIs topped 1300 days between 2010-11 and 2014-15. In 2016-17 it reached 695 days.

  • Alistair Carmichael outside the Palace of Westminster.
    Article: Jul 17, 2018
    By Alistair Carmichael MP

    Brexit is the most important issue in a generation. And as Liberal Democrats we have taken on the responsibility of stopping it. We're the only Party united in this aim.

    Last night I messed up. The government squeaked home by just 3 votes in a key amendment. It should have been 1.

    I was not expecting a close vote - up until 8pm, Labour were planning to abstain which would have meant the vote would be lost by hundreds. In fact several Labour MPs voted with the govenment- which is why they won. By the time it became apparent that the vote was going to be close - it was too late to get two of our MPs back in time to vote.

    I'm taking responsibility and redoubling my efforts to stop Brexit.

  • Article: Jul 16, 2018

    Jo Swinson speaking at the March against Trump