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

  • Article: Oct 18, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has today warned that rail staff should not have to fear violence as he revealed that the British Transport Police (BTP) have been called to more than 1,400 violent incidents directed at staff in the past five years.

    A Scottish Liberal Democrat freedom of information request revealed that BTP officers have attended 1,438 incidents in Scotland involving members of the public displaying violent behaviour towards railway staff, since 2014/15.

  • Article: Oct 18, 2019

    Responding to the announcement that, after campaigning by the Scottish Liberal Democrats and others, the Scottish Government will introduce a charge on single-use cups, Scottish Liberal Democrat environment spokesperson Rebecca Bell said:

    "Scottish Liberal Democrats have been called for a latte levy for some time so this is a step in the right direction.

  • Article: Oct 17, 2019

    History is inescapable. It helps define our identity, our culture and our sense of belonging. By connecting to the past, we gain a better understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. Yet, some parts of history are ignored, suppressed or erased altogether. None more so than black history.

    Although black people have been living in Britain as far back as the Roman Empire, their place in our national history has been exiled to the farthest margins.

  • Article: Oct 17, 2019

    Commenting on reports that a deal has been agreed between the EU and the UK government, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson, said:

    "The fight to stop Brexit is far from over.

    "Boris Johnson's deal would be bad for our economy, bad for our public services, and bad for our environment.

    "The next few days will set the direction of our country for generations, and I am more determined than ever to stop Brexit.

    "When this deal comes to Parliament we will use every possible opportunity to give the public a People's Vote on the Brexit deal that includes the option to remain in the European Union."

  • Article: Oct 17, 2019

    It seems Boris Johnson has managed to cobble together yet another disastrous Brexit deal.

    It remains to be seen if he can get the deal passed by the House of Commons, but we already know two things for certain:

    We will use every option available to give you the right to stop Brexit

    1. Whatever deal Johnson proposes, it's not as good as the one we have now as a member of the EU.
    2. We will not stop fighting to stop Brexit.
  • Article: Oct 17, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    Download the manifestos

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    Voting for the federal board election will open at 9 a.m. on 29th October 2019. You can find out more about all the internal elections here: www.libdems.org.uk/internal-elections

    A note on the manifestos: The order in which candidates' manifestos appear was generated at random using the =RAND() Excel function. The document contains all the manifestos that were correctly supplied by the deadline for candidates supplied by the Returning Officer.

  • Article: Oct 16, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart has today demanded the Education Secretary take urgent action to cut the "unreasonable" distances between classes, after new research by the Liberal Democrats revealed pupils have been forced to travel 40 mile trips to study basic core subjects.

  • Article: Oct 16, 2019

    Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael has reacted with concern to reports that the SNP spent more on the recent Shetland by-election than in the entire EU referendum campaign. The party spent £99,000 on the Shetland by-election (of a spending limit of £100,000), compared to just over £90,000 in the 2016 referendum (13% of the limit).