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

  • Article: Jan 17, 2019

    Responding to the publication of the Cross Party Group on Cancer's review of the Scottish Government's five year plan, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

    "This report raises some really alarming questions about the future of cancer care in Scotland.

    "Vacancies jeopardise the quality of care and put unnecessary stress on remaining staff. This is a direct result of years of SNP mismanagement of workforce planning.

  • Article: Jan 17, 2019

    All 11 Lib Dem MPs voted against this shambolic Conservative Government in last night's vote of no confidence.

    In the aftermath, Theresa May invited me to discuss the next steps. I accepted, but in our discussion, I was clear.

    There will be no progress until no deal is off the table. We won't vote for this needlessly destructive Brexit. We need a people's vote.

  • Article: Jan 17, 2019

    Responding to this evening's no confidence vote, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "The Prime Minister has scraped through this vote but the deal she put her name to is dead and she has all the authority of a Tunnocks teacake.

    "There is now nowhere left for the Labour leadership to hide. They must listen to the overwhelming majority of Labour supporters and back a People's Vote.

  • Article: Jan 17, 2019

    Responding to the evidence given by the Children's Commissioner to the Equality & Human Rights Committee this morning, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has pressed for the Scottish Government to back his amendments to raise the age of criminal responsibility to at least meet the new international minimum of 14, and possibly go higher to 16.

  • Article: Jan 17, 2019

    Speaking after Parliament voted down the Prime Minister's Brexit deal, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "This is a historic and devastating defeat for the Prime Minister. Her deal is in tatters. So is her credibility.

    "With public services at risk, what happens next is too important to be left to an utterly divided Conservative party.

  • Article: Jan 15, 2019

    Theresa May's Brexit deal just lost in the Commons by 230 votes. This is huge - she's failed to convince her party, failed to convince Parliament and failed in her attempt to scaremonger MPs into backing her. It's the biggest loss in the Commons by a Government - ever.

    Brexit is a national embarrassment.

  • Article: Jan 15, 2019

    Lib Dem MP for Edinburgh West Christine Jardine has today slammed the SNP for its misleading claims over its immigration policy.

    The SNP have cited Canada as an example of a Federal system that has devolved immigration, claiming that the Canadian Provinces have control over their own immigration.

    The Scottish Affairs committee, taking evidence from George Anderson, the former Canadian Deputy Minister of Interior Government Affairs, heard that the Provinces and Federal Government actually have joint responsibility on immigration.

  • Article: Jan 15, 2019

    Theresa May's botched Brexit deal goes to the Commons tomorrow night, and its chances are looking slim.

    A Lords motion regretting the damage Brexit would do and rejecting no deal has passed by a stonking 169 votes.

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