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

  • Article: Sep 23, 2021

    Responding to this afternoon's statement on Decarbonising Scotland's Transport , Beatrice Wishart MSP said:

    "The transport minister said twice that demand for aviation must fall if transport is to do its part in meeting Scotland's climate targets But that is incompatible with this Government's actions and their contract with Heathrow.

  • Article: Sep 23, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today warned that unless the Scottish Government ditch their controversial Covid ID scheme they risk discriminating against young, poor and ethnic minority Scots and driving night time businesses to the wall.

    Today the Scottish Government published more information about their Vaccine Certification proposals including confirmation that the scheme will apply from Friday 1 October (from 5 am) "until further notice", and Ministers will hold the power to extend the regulations on a three-weekly basis. However, there is still no sign of the relevant regulations or impact assessments, and additional staffing or infrastructure costs will be met by businesses.

  • Article: Sep 23, 2021

    In our new film, Ed Davey sets out a vision for a fair deal for future generations.

    Boris Johnson's failure to defend children's education meant that his Government spent the same amount in one month on Eat Out To Help Out as in a whole year for our children's school catch-up.

    We're offering a new bulk-buy deal for England on digital advertising to show the film to voters in your area.

  • Article: Sep 23, 2021

    Autumn Virtual Conference 2021 was a smorgasbord of policy-making, debate, fringe sessions, training and incredible speeches. So you'd be forgiven for missing something or other. Catch up on all the weekend's major events with our Autumn Conference 2021 Recapped.

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  • Article: Sep 23, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have today said that a new report from the Mental Welfare Commission which found differences in the ways the Mental Health Act is applied when people from ethnic minorities are detained for mental health care and treatment compared to white Scottish people, particularly between black women and white Scottish women, must prompt a new emphasis on training for staff and support for patients.

  • Article: Sep 23, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today backed Liam McArthur MSP's Assisted Dying Bill.

    Mr Cole-Hamilton said:

    "I am proud of my colleague Liam McArthur who launches the consultation on his Bill to introduce Assisted Dying today.

    I want the choice, if I'm in agony and beyond the reach of palliative care, to say 'this far and no further.'

  • Article: Sep 23, 2021

    Commenting on the news that life expectancy fell in 2018 - 2020, reversing the trend of recent years, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton demanded that the SNP must "get a grip on the things that really matter".

    Life expectancy in Scotland has increased since the early 1980s but then remained virtually unchanged between 2012-2014 and 2017-2019. In the most recent year it has now dropped below the 2012-2014 figure.

  • Article: Sep 22, 2021

    Boris Johnson's failure to defend our children's education meant that his Government spent the same amount in one month on Eat Out To Help Out as in a whole year for our children's school catch-up.

    Imagine a future where our children's education is a priority. Where schools raise their mental well-being and their maths grades. Where they can excel at English and find their talent for music or sport. Where they grow into happy, healthy, adults.

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