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

  • Article: Jan 27, 2021

    It's been a tough year - not helped by how the Government has handled things.

    But the pandemic has shown what a caring, and generous country we are.

    As we come through this difficult time, Liberal Democrats will be on your side - fighting for a fairer, more caring United Kingdom.

  • Article: Jan 27, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have today urged the Scottish Government, Labour and Greens to reconsider after they voted in Education Committee to push back to 2023 giving parents the legal right to both defer starting Primary 1 and have it replaced with funded early learning and childcare.

    Scottish Liberal Democrats voted against this delay, calling for the legal right to be given to parents immediately as part of the education system's response to the impact of the pandemic, with four-year-olds set to start school in August despite having missed out on 18 months of normal play and interactions.

  • Article: Jan 27, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart MSP has today said that Richard Lochhead must reassure students that their concerns are being listened to at the highest level after he told the education committee that discussions about when university and college students could return to campus were "above my pay grade".

  • Article: Jan 27, 2021

    But the current Coronavirus pandemic is affecting every aspect of our lives, including how we are able to campaign.

    The party has produced this guidance on campaigning, it is updated regularly. Please check this guidance - as some materials are now only appropriate if they are delivered via paid delivery.

  • Article: Jan 27, 2021

    New international quarantine rules must take into account compassion for people travelling due to bereavement, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson Alistair Carmichael MP has said. Mr Carmichael spoke in Parliament following the announcement of new measures to enforce quarantine for international travellers and highlighted the potential need for financial assistance for bereaved travellers.

  • Article: Jan 27, 2021

    Speaking ahead of the Scottish budget being presented to Parliament on 28 January, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "This budget needs to have a needle-sharp focus on the recovery from the pandemic.

    "To help businesses recover, the Scottish Government must put in place measures to support businesses that are struggling just to stay alive and ensure that money is getting to those who need it.

  • Article: Jan 27, 2021

    Edinburgh West MP, Christine Jardine, has demanded the Prime Minister fulfil his promise to the Scotch Whisky industry over punitive US tariffs.

    At Prime Minister's Questions, the Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West and Treasury spokesperson, reminded the Prime Minister of a call he made in a speech a year ago for the US to reduce the tariffs and that his government has so far failed to reach a deal.

  • Article: Jan 27, 2021

    It is vital that we remember these innocent victims and tell new generations of the unspeakable things people experienced in Nazi death camps and ghettos, from the torture to the mass exterminations.

    It's vital because we must never forget the lesson - that every human life should be valued and cared for.