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

  • Article: Nov 17, 2019

    The election campaign has started in earnest, and we're delighted about how it's going.

    Jo Swinson has introduced herself to the country as a potential Prime Minister.

    We've released our ambitious plan to change Britain for the better, and ensure a brighter future for all.

    We've even put Jo on the side of a bus.

  • Article: Nov 17, 2019

    Hate crimes against trans people have gone up by 81% in the UK.

    This Transgender Awareness Week, we must reflect on how much further we must go.

    The profile of trans issues is higher than it ever has been, yet we are no closer to trans people being treated as equals.

    Our system is ill-equipped to meet the needs of those who are transitioning. It is a long, arduous and expensive process.

  • Article: Nov 17, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have today reported the Scottish Government to the Information Commissioner over its refusal to say how many new mental health staff the police will be given, after the First Minister couldn't explain why the national force had received just 7.5 extra staff, over two years after they were promised more.

  • Article: Nov 16, 2019

    A Liberal Democrat government will plant 60 million trees every year, increasing UK forest cover by 1 million hectares by 2045.

    The climate emergency is destroying our natural environment and threatening our children's futures. It's clear that the Conservative Party doesn't take climate change seriously.

  • Article: Nov 16, 2019

    It was a pleasure to be in Leeds today to give my keynote speech as Lib Dem Shadow Chancellor.

    Things need to change. Too many people can't live a secure, happy and fulfilling life. And too many businesses face crippling uncertainty over their future.

    The economic debate in this election has been between two fantasies. Between Conservative fantasies of the days of empire or Labour fantasies of failed '70s socialism. Both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn will only take our country backwards.

  • Article: Nov 15, 2019

    Responding to the comment by the Justice Secretary that he is "very satisfied" with the support offered to police officers and staff struggling with mental ill health, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie commented:

    "The Justice Secretary is being complacent. The shocking figures I presented to the First Minister yesterday demand more than warm words.

  • Article: Nov 15, 2019

    Responding to the news that the Health Secretary knew in September that a child had died after contracting an infection possibly linked to at Glasgow's super hospital, but did not make it public, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

    "Given the intense public concern about infections and the safety of hospital buildings, it is incomprehensible that the Health Secretary decided that the right approach was to keep this new information private.

  • Article: Nov 15, 2019

    Liberal Democrat Leader, Jo Swinson, has today written to Boris Johnson asking him to publicly reject the endorsement of his campaign by Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, also known as Tommy Robinson.

    Jo Swinson said:

    "Tommy Robinson spreads hate and division, poisoning our communities by setting people against each other.