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

  • Article: Jan 16, 2018


    Join our fight for an exit from Brexit today:

  • Palace of Westminster.
    Article: Jan 16, 2018

    The Liberal Democrats have gained strong cross-party support behind their bid to amend the EU Withdrawal Bill at Report Stage. The amendment will be debated in the house tomorrow.

    It's vital that MPs are fully briefed on the impact of Brexit on British jobs and families before any meaningful vote on the deal.

  • The union flag flying next to the EU flag.
    Article: Jan 16, 2018

    Christmas and the New Year are already dim and distant memories. Parliament is back in full swing and Brexit Bills again dominate the parliamentary timetable.

    The customs and trade bills this week will be followed by the report stage of the EU (Withdrawal) bill next week.

    The Liberal Democrats opposed both these Bills.

  • Article: Jan 16, 2018

    Responding to an interview by Acting Chief Constable Iain Livingstone in which he said that contrary to a Scottish Police Authority document, the SPA did not make staff welfare arrangements ahead of the proposed return of Chief Constable Phil Gormley, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

  • Article: Jan 16, 2018

    Liberal Democrat Scotland spokesperson and Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has today warned of the impact of Brexit on teaching at Scottish universities, as academics giving evidence to a Westminster committee confirmed STEM subjects such as Engineering and Technology would be the most heavily affected by a loss of EU staff.

  • Article: Jan 16, 2018

    Ahead of RBS executives' appearance before Westminster's Scottish Affairs Committee, Liberal Democrat spokesperson Christine Jardine MP has warned that the firm must deliver on commitments to communities affected by the latest round of RBS closures.

    The executives' appearance comes as new figures from the FSB suggest that more than 70% of RBS branches have closed in the past five years.

  • Article: Jan 16, 2018

    In response to new A&E waiting time statistics for the first week of 2018, showing a 25% increase in patients waiting over 8 hours and a 73% increase in those waiting over 12 hours, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

    "It is hard to imagine waiting over 12 hours in A&E but that is exactly what almost 500 patients had to do in the first week of 2018.

  • Article: Jan 15, 2018

    Responding to the publication of Scottish Government analysis on the implications for Scotland's economy of the UK leaving the EU, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "The economic paper today is worthwhile and sets out some stark economic impacts for the UK from Brexit.

    "It adds to last week's research by Sir John Curtice showing that public opinion is shifting. A majority of people across the UK now expect a bad deal.