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

  • Article: Jan 19, 2021

    The Government are refusing to accept cross-party amendments to the Trade Bill that would put human rights at the heart of our trade policy.

    The UK and the world can't just stand by and do nothing.

    This is particularly important because of what is happening to the Uyghur people in Xinjiang and across China. The Foreign Secretary last week described the mounting evidence to the Commons:

  • Article: Jan 19, 2021

    Farmers across the country are worried about their future - they're worried that the UK will be flooded with poor quality food that undercuts the goods they produce to high environmental and animal welfare standards.

    Liberal Democrats back British farmers.

    The Conservatives have continually failed to protect our farmers from these risks.

  • Article: Jan 19, 2021

    Speaking ahead of the ministerial statement to Parliament tomorrow on drugs, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

    "Scotland has had record numbers of deaths for years, now reaching levels three and half times that of both the rest of the UK and anywhere else in Europe. The creation of a drugs minister must be accompanied by a reset of policy.

  • Article: Jan 19, 2021

    Commenting after the trade body representing the self-catering sector has condemned the Scottish Government's decision to exclude the industry from top-up grant, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "The SNP Government are in danger of undermining the good work it did last year supporting businesses.

  • Article: Jan 19, 2021

    The Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has criticised the SNP Government's vaccination distribution system after it was discovered that 400,000 doses of the vaccine are stuck in storage whilst local vaccine appointments were cancelled by GPs.

    Speaking after quizzing the First Minister in parliament, Willie Rennie said:

  • Article: Jan 19, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today backed BMA calls for the Scottish Government to review mask guidance after the professional body for doctors and medical students raised concerns over the safety of staff.

    His fresh call comes on the back of a briefing from BMA Scotland circulated to MSPs which notes:

  • Article: Jan 18, 2021

    Commenting on the protests, Mr Carmichael said:

    "I suspect that it will be a pleasant change for these lorry drivers to be able to drive instead of sitting waiting in a depot or at a port somewhere. It should be no surprise to anyone in Whitehall that our seafood exporters are angry. That anger will only rise in the coming days if these issues are not resolved.

  • Article: Jan 18, 2021

    Responding to the news that a Supreme Court ruling is set to force insurers to pay out on disputed coronavirus claims, Katy Gordon, Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson said:

    "This is an excellent result and will provide a lifeline for many small businesses who have been plagued with worry and financial hardship throughout this pandemic.