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

  • Article: Jul 24, 2017

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have today called for action over the treatment of unaccompanied child refugees, branding the UK government "shameful" after it was confirmed that none have arrived under the Dubs resettlement scheme in 2017.

    The call comes as the Scottish and Welsh governments write to the UK immigration minister raising concerns about the treatment of unaccompanied child refugees.Last week, the Home Office confirmed that only about 200 children entered the UK under the scheme last year and none have arrived in 2017.

  • Article: Jul 24, 2017

    Jeremy Corbyn has ruled out membership of the Single Market, claiming on the Andrew Marr Show today that it is dependent on membership of the EU.

    Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said: "Jeremy Corbyn's failure to stand up for the Single Market is a betrayal of future generations who will suffer most from an extreme Brexit.

  • Article: Jul 24, 2017

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have today said that early intervention is needed to end Scotland's obesity crisis, after new research revealed that the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called to assist more than 150 overweight people in the past four years.

    A freedom of information request by the Scottish Liberal Democrats showed that since January 2013 firefighters attended 159 "bariatric incidents", including people becoming trapped and assisting other agencies in moving individuals.

  • Article: Jul 20, 2017

    Vince Cable, the new Leader of the Liberal DemocratsI want to lead the Liberal Democrats because I am ambitious about our future.

    I believe we are the only party that can represent the millions of liberal-minded people alarmed by the direction this country is taking: people, whether they voted remain or leave, who hate the intolerance, xenophobia and division that the Brexit vote unleashed.

  • Article: Jul 19, 2017

    Figures published today have shown that of the 108 people at the BBC who earn more than £150,000, just 34 are women.

    Only five women are in the top 20 and one in the top 10. Claudia Winkleman, the top earning female. earns a quarter (£400,000 - £449,000) of the salary of the highest earning male, Chris Evans (£2.2m - 2.249m).

  • Article: Jul 18, 2017

    Responding to a report from Reform Scotland revealing that the Scottish Government are set to miss their target of at least 90% of GP surgeries offering repeat prescriptions and appointment booking online by the end of 2017, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

    "This is another NHS target that the Scottish Government are going to miss.

  • Article: Jul 18, 2017

    Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has welcomed the letter from senior figures across Scottish politics, business, academia and the arts calling for a halt to Brexit, published in today's Herald.

    Ms Jardine said: "This letter is a significant, and welcome, intervention from representatives from all areas of Scottish society on an issue with profound implications for all of us.

  • Article: Jul 17, 2017

    Responding to reports that some of Scotland's key teacher training courses are half empty weeks before they are due to start, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP said:

    "The Scottish Government say that education is their main priority.

    "But schools need teachers and just a month before young people go back to classrooms many training places are still empty. The SNP have spent a decade saying independence is the answer to everything. It is certainly not the answer to recruiting teachers.

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