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

  • The flags of EU countries flying.
    Article: Jul 19, 2018

    1. He approves of a higher pay rate for men

    His statements on the gender pay gap are shocking. He stated, "men work longer hours, die earlier but retire later than women." He expanded, saying "from the cradle to the grave, men get the raw deal".

    Raab's comments are completely out of touch with reality, plain and simple.

  • Article: Jul 19, 2018

    Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine has today challenged the Tory UK Government to wake up and respond to concerns from the Commercial Broadcasting Association that Brexit is threating to tear down the sector.

    Speaking in the House of Commons today, Ms Jardine highlighted the lack of clarity around the Government's proposals post-brexit, particularly regarding licenses for International TV Channels based in the UK.

  • Article: Jul 19, 2018

    The Liberal Democrats have called for the Government Chief Whip to make a statement to the House of Commons following reports the Conservatives deliberately broke pairing arrangements to win a tight vote on Brexit.

    During the Trade Bill this week Conservative MP Brandon Lewis was "paired" with Liberal Democrat deputy leader Jo Swinson, who is on maternity leave, but the MP helped Theresa May avoid a defeat by voting.

  • Article: Jul 18, 2018

    It is a day when we must remember that every person has the power to change the world.

    It has been 100 years since Mandela's birth. His dedication to the service of humanity and his contribution to the struggle for democracy continue to inspire millions of people.

    Global inequality remains a serious problem facing in the world and protecting human rights is an ongoing struggle of immense importance.

  • Article: Jul 18, 2018

    Liberal Democrat Chief Whip Alistair Carmichael has called on the Government to give MPs a say on what he has described as "archaic" proxy voting before the summer recess.

    The call comes as the Conservative party broke a "pairing" agreement with Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson, who is on maternity leave, during the Trade Bill last night.

  • Article: Jul 18, 2018

    Today the Electoral Commission ruled on what we all knew - Leave cheated.

    Vote Leave have been fined £60,000 for incomplete and inaccurate expenses and for working jointly with pro-Brexit group BeLeave - and using this to get around their spending ceiling of £7 million.

    And, lest we forget, the referendum result was just 51.9% for Leave and 48.1% for Remain.

  • Jo Swinson speaking at Lib Dem conference.
    Article: Jul 18, 2018
    By Jo Swinson

    Two weeks ago, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. His name is Gabriel and we adore him.

    My situation isn't typical - I'm an MP. I'm not only an MP, I'm the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats.

    And our party's goal right now - above all else - is to stop Brexit. We want to give the people the final say on the Brexit deal, including the option to remain in the EU.

  • Article: Jul 18, 2018

    Responding to the news that unemployment has risen by 5,000 in the last quarter in Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Carolyn Caddick said:

    "These numbers are unbelievably discouraging. A jump of 5,000 in the number of people seeking work is monumental.

    "The Scottish Government has let the economy stagnate for far too long. What we desperately need is investment in education and people's wellbeing so we can make progress towards a high-skill, high-wage economy.

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