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

  • Article: May 23, 2019

    Responding to reports that EU citizens are being turned away from polling stations and denied a vote, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "It's so disappointing to see the large number of EU citizens wrongly denied the right to vote today. The government has totally failed in its duty to ensure that EU citizens' voices are heard.

    "The Government must be held to account for this bureaucratic shambles."

  • Article: May 23, 2019

    We've had an amazing campaign - and now it's nearly over. You've got until 10 tonight to get out and cast your vote for the Liberal Democrats to stop Brexit!

    We're the biggest, strongest Remain party - and we're on course for an amazing result. These European elections are your chance to send a message to the pro-Brexit Labour and Conservative parties - we just want it to stop.

  • Article: May 22, 2019

    Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has today hit out at the UK Government's strategy for reducing plastic pollution. Mr. Carmichael branded the plans as "unambitious" as he blasted the Government for taking until April 2020 to take meaningful action.

    Commenting, Mr. Carmichael said:

    "It is good to see that the Government finally conceded that there is a need to get serious about plastic pollution, but this plan is not ambitious enough to save our seas.

  • Article: May 22, 2019

    On a campaign visit to Edinburgh, as part of a final day tour criss-crossing the UK, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has today told a gathering of party activists that it is crystal clear that the Liberal Democrats are the party of Remain.

    Vince Cable said:

    "It is crystal clear that the Liberal Democrats are the party of Remain. Our support has being growing in recent weeks because we have a simple message: stop Brexit

  • Article: May 22, 2019

    Commenting on this morning's evidence session on the workplace parking levy, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said:

    "The amendment says that the burden of the tax falls on the occupier of premises, but it can also be expanded by ministers at any time to apply to whoever they like.

  • Article: May 22, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today said that mental health services at NHS Tayside have "catastrophically" failed patients and their families, after an independent inquiry at the health board revealed frequent use of restraint, patient concerns not being taken seriously until they tried to take their own lives and delayed decision-making.

  • Article: May 22, 2019

    Following the board meeting of the Scottish Police Authority, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

    "While there have undoubtedly been improvements in the way that the SPA and Police Scotland are run, they were starting from a low baseline. Allowing the SPA and Police Scotland to mark their own homework was what got them into trouble in the first place. Susan Deacon should not begrudge elected representatives the opportunity to ask questions about reform of our policing organisations."

  • Article: May 22, 2019

    Tomorrow, my first ever vote is going to be a vote for the Liberal Democrats to stop Brexit.

    Just in case the 'Bollocks to Brexit' campaign slogan didn't make it clear enough; every vote for the Lib Dems is a vote to Stop Brexit and remain in the European Union. They're the biggest remain party and were the first to call for a People's Vote back in 2016.