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

  • Article: May 17, 2017

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have today said that mental well being of young people must be made a priority after new research by the Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) revealed that pupils in the most deprived areas have worse mental well being than their peers.

    The research follows shocking new figures revealed by the Liberal Democrats earlier in the week which showed children waiting over 600 days for vital mental health treatment.

  • Article: May 17, 2017

    On a visit to a local business in Glasgow this morning, the Liberal Democrat former business minister Jo Swinson set out the positive steps the party would take to support the economy and jobs.

    This comes after the most recent GDP figures show Scotland on the edge of recession. The Scottish unemployment figures, published again today, have wavered over recent months, showing the patchy performance of the Scottish economy.

  • Tim Farron
    Article: May 17, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have launched their manifesto for a brighter future.

    Change Britain's Future is a plan for a fairer Britain where people are decent to each other, with good schools and hospitals, a clean environment and an innovative economy.

    Nothing is more important to our children's future than Brexit. A bad Brexit deal, with Britain outside the single market, will wreck the future for our children, our economy and our schools and hospitals. That's why at the heart of the manifesto is a commitment to give the people the final say on the Brexit deal in a referendum.

  • Article: May 16, 2017

    Speaking in response to events marking the tenth year of SNP Government in Scotland, the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP said:

    "People are getting tired of the SNP and all their promises.

    "They haven't been anywhere near as good as many of their supporters had hoped back in 2007.

  • Article: May 16, 2017

    Responding to the news that the first female pastor in the Arab Christian world, Reverend Rola Sleiman, has been refused entry to the UK to attend the Church of Scotland's General Assembly, Scottish Liberal Democrat deputy leader, Church of Scotland elder and candidate for Orkney and Shetland Alistair Carmichael said:

  • Article: May 16, 2017

    Responding to Labour's manifesto launch today, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

    "Labour won't provide the competent opposition our country needs. On the biggest issue of our generation, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, has nothing to say.

    "The Conservatives can't have it all their own way and Labour are incapable of even providing a competent opposition.

  • Article: May 16, 2017

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today described the news of a leap in inflation as the clearest sign yet that Brexit is damaging the British economy.

    The news that inflation has jumped to 2.7% confirms long-held Liberal Democrat warnings about the impact of Brexit, with businesses struggling to contain rising costs and consumer demand being squeezed.

  • Article: May 16, 2017

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has warned during a visit to a nursery in Gordon that the SNP's obsession with independence is jeopardising the expansion of free early learning and childcare.

    The Scottish Government has committed to doubling the provision of free early learning and childcare provision by 2020.