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

  • Article: Apr 5, 2020

    The MP and MSP for the second home of the Chief Medical Officer have said that it is impossible for the Chief Medical Officer to do her job advising the nation on Covid 19 after she flouted her own advice on non-essential travel.

    Willie Rennie and Wendy Chamberlain said that tension in the East Neuk was already high with holidaymakers and second home owners flocking to the area over the weekend. It added insult to injury that the Chief Medic was one of them.

  • Article: Apr 4, 2020

    I'm sure many of us have said that we're going to use lockdown as an opportunity to catch up on some reading. Well, we've got the perfect thing!

    A good book or two provides a wonderful escape from these uncertain times

    Lib Dem Image, the official supplier of Liberal Democrats merchandise, is still open for business. As well as t-shirts, buttons and banners, we've got a generous array of books from and about various Liberal personalities - so why not take the chance to learn a little more about them and our party?

  • Article: Apr 4, 2020
    By Sir Ed Davey MP

    At this moment of national crisis, the role of all opposition parties must be to support measures to tackle the coronavirus, whilst also standing up for the most vulnerable by properly scrutinising the Government. I look forward to working with Keir Starmer on that task.

    Saving lives from coronavirus remains the absolute priority. Vital issues such as expanding testing capacity, access to adequate protective equipment for frontline health and social care staff, and ensuring the most vulnerable are not left behind as a result of the economic uncertainty are at the top of the agenda.

  • Article: Apr 3, 2020

    Commenting on reports that the Scottish Government has ordered councils to continue giving out free school meals during the Easter holidays, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "I'm delighted that the Scottish Government are following in the footsteps of the Liberal Democrat education minister in Wales and guaranteeing there will be food on the table for the children who need it most.

  • Article: Apr 3, 2020

    NHS debt write off win must come with testing and PPE investment

    Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron claimed a campaign victory yesterday after the Government announced it will write off over £13bn of NHS debt and he has called for investment in Covid-19 testing and PPE for NHS staff.

    The announcement came after former Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, revealed last year through a freedom of information request that £607,404,854 worth of interest on outstanding debt was paid by NHS Trusts to the Department for Health and Social Care in the previous five years.

  • Article: Apr 3, 2020

    Responding to confusion over whether the new testing target includes testing carried out in Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

    "Our health workers deserve clarity over testing targets.

    "Both of Scotland's governments owe it to them and the public to clearly communicate their plans.

  • Article: Apr 3, 2020

    Edinburgh West Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine has today praised Jaguar Land Rover for their generous contribution to the coronavirus response, after a number of vehicles the company has deployed to the Red Cross were dispatched to Scotland.

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has deployed almost 60 vehicles to the British Red Cross to deliver medicine and food to vulnerable people including the elderly across the UK. A number of the fleet have been dispatched to Edinburgh.

  • Article: Apr 3, 2020

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today called on the Scottish Government to support local papers by launching a significant new coronavirus public information campaign and extending the 100% business rates holiday for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses to local media, as he praised their work keeping the public well informed and raising spirits.