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

  • Article: Jun 18, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP has today called on the Scottish Government to improve diversity across the teaching profession as a new report revealed the "chronic" underrepresentation of BME communities in Scotland's schools.

    The report from the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights published today states:

  • Article: Jun 18, 2018

    Liberal Democrat Scottish Affairs spokesperson Christine Jardine MP has called on the Conservatives and the SNP to come together to form a new and lasting dispute resolution mechanism as Scottish MPs gear up for a parliamentary debate on devolution and the Sewel convention.

    Speaking ahead of the debate, Ms Jardine said:

  • Article: Jun 18, 2018

    Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine has today called for the Home Secretary to make medicinal cannabis based products available to those who need them following reports Billy Caldwell will be given back cannabis oil that was previously confiscated.

    Ms Jardine has been campaigning on behalf of her constituent Murray Gray, who is also seeking access to cannabis based treatments for seizures.

    Christine Jardine said:

    "Sajid Javid has done the right thing for a young boy enduring unimaginable pain.

    "These treatments can have enormous benefits for patients like Billy Caldwell and my constituent Murray Gray.

    "The Home Secretary should now take common sense steps to ensure that these treatments are available for all those patients who could benefit from them."

  • Article: Jun 17, 2018

    To make matters worse Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party is still cowering behind the sofa rather than being a real opposition.

    If there was ever a time for the people to stand up and demand to be listened to it is now - and they are.

    23rd June is the second anniversary of the European referendum Leavers lied about having a plan and it's now clear that there is no plan for our exit. It's costing us all money, jobs, damaging the NHS and the future for peace and security for our young.

  • Article: Jun 17, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP has today highlighted the continuing underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in top teaching posts, with new figures indicating that there are only a handful of BAME ethnic minority head teachers or depute heads across the whole of Scotland.

  • Article: Jun 16, 2018

    Liberal Democrat Scottish Affairs spokesperson Christine Jardine MP has today said that UK Government should remove the immigration cap for the whole UK, following a suggestion from the Reform Scotland think tank that Scotland should be exempted.

    Ms Jardine said:

    "Immigration enriches all our lives. People who come to the UK contribute to our economy, boost tax revenues, help pay for the public services we rely on and fill posts in sectors experiencing serious shortages.

  • Article: Jun 15, 2018

    This month has been the most successful yet frustrating one we've had for our Brexit campaign.

    At the end of May we won a series of victories against the government in the House of Lords.

    We defeated the government on the EU Withdrawal Bill a staggering 15 times - thanks to the thousands of supporters who wrote to Peers we identified who would consider supporting us on this.

  • The flags of EU countries flying.
    Article: Jun 15, 2018

    To make matters worse Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party is still cowering behind the sofa rather than being a real opposition.

    If there was ever a time for the people to stand up and demand to be listened to it is now - and they are.

    23rd June is the second anniversary of the European referendum Leavers lied about having a plan and it's now clear that there is no plan for our exit. It's costing us all money, jobs, damaging the NHS and the future for peace and security for our young.

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