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

  • Article: Mar 19, 2018

    Commenting on the Scottish Government's new 'Rail investment strategy for next decade', North East MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles said:

    "The SNP have made a lot of big promises for rail over their eleven years in office. But in reality communities, particularly in the North and North East, have seen very few of those improvements delivered.

  • Article: Mar 19, 2018

    Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has tabled an amendment to the Islands Bill that would ensure that official publications featuring a map of Scotland put Shetland in the right place.

    The Islands Bill focuses on provisions designed to strengthen and protect Scotland's island communities.

    Some Scottish Government publications have featured Shetland enclosed in a box, lying either in the Moray Firth or just off the north-east coast of the Scottish Mainland. The Islands Bill amendments will be debated next Wednesday in Holyrood.

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    Article: Mar 17, 2018

    Today's New York Times alleges that Cambridge Analytica 'harvested' 50 million Facebook profiles in a potentially huge data breach.

    If these allegations against Cambridge Analytica are correct then it is a shocking betrayal of people's personal data.

    If this data was then actively exploited for political gain it is both underhand and immoral.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP today revealed that more than 700 peak-time seats have been lost on the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line due to delays in rolling out the new fleet and the lease of existing trains expiring in the meantime.

    In response to a written parliamentary question filed by Mr Rumbles, Transport Minister Humza Yousaf revealed that across both weekday peak periods 6,758 seats are now being provided on Edinburgh-Glasgow via Falkirk services rather than 7,476 which were scheduled to operate up until the end of February.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today marked the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act by calling on the Scottish Government to seize this opportunity to engage with "communities, local authorities, churches and football clubs" as opposition parties united to repeal the bill.

  • Article: Mar 15, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has today called on the SNP to rule out allowing Alex Salmond a return to frontline politics, after the former First Minister used his RT chatshow to pour doubt on Russian involvement in the Salisbury chemical attack and deny that RT is a propaganda station.

  • Article: Mar 14, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie has reiterated his call for a system of recall to be introduced to the Scottish Parliament, arguing there must be an "appropriate range of sanctions" for misconduct by parliamentarians.

    The call coincides with a meeting of the Standards, Procedures & Public Appointments Committee where the official complaint against Mark McDonald lodged by SNP MSP James Dornan will be considered.

  • Article: Mar 14, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has today filed a motion in the Parliament condemning Russia and Russian backed media outlets for denying Russian involvement in the barbaric attack in Salisbury last week. He has also encouraged Scottish politicians and businesses to distance themselves from Russian state backed media companies.