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

  • Article: Sep 16, 2020

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has secured further assurances from the Justice Secretary that changes to controversial 'stirring up' provisions of the proposed Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill will be published shortly to allow proper scrutiny by the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee.

  • Article: Sep 16, 2020

    Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has today stood up for the thousands of constituents who work at Edinburgh Airport, as he pressed for additional financial support and the introduction of quarantine testing to help the sector find its feet, protect public health and prevent further importation of the virus.

  • Article: Sep 16, 2020
    By Anthony Harris

    Our Remit

    The Federal Finance and Resources Committee (FFRC) is responsible for the budget and finances of the Federal Party and overseeing the administration of the Party. A key element of its role is oversight of compliance with external regulatory bodies.

    Guest Appearance by Geoff Payne (Chair of the Federal Conference Committee)

  • Article: Sep 15, 2020

    Responding to the Scottish Police Federation complaining to the Justice Sub-Committee about an "abject failure" over PPE provision and guidance, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

    "The police are clearly going to have an important role in keeping the public on the right track as we continue to deal with this pandemic.

  • Article: Sep 15, 2020

    Speaking in response to the unemployment figures released today, Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Katy Gordon said:

    "Hundreds of thousands of people are anxious and uncertain about their jobs if the support schemes come to an end.

    "The Scottish Government needs to have a needle sharp focus on supporting jobs and enterprise. This is the time to talk more about creating the green jobs we need to save the economy and the planet and less about an independence referendum.

  • Article: Sep 15, 2020
    By Lisa Smart and Iain Donaldson

    Last week we officially welcomed our newest member - Director of Strategy, Research and Messaging Mimi Turner.

    Mimi provided for us her perspective on the Party's strategic and campaigning position, as well as an initial summary of what we might do differently in future. There is much to be done but we are excited by the steps the Party is taking to get more Liberal Democrats elected and our newly elected Leader's listening tour.

  • Article: Sep 14, 2020

    Liberal Democrat MPs have put forward measures to the Internal Market Bill that will remove controversial clauses that breach the Northern Ireland Protocol.

    Respecting the rule of law is fundamental to any self-respecting Government.

    The clauses in question allow the UK to unilaterally scrap "exit summary" forms for goods moving from Northern Ireland to Great Britain, and to apply UK state aid rules in Northern Ireland - contrary to what was agreed with the EU. A third clause seeks to protect the above changes from being considered unlawful.

  • Article: Sep 14, 2020

    I've been a member for many years but like many others, I'd never taken the plunge and dived into conference.

    That all changed last year when I went to the 2019 Lib Dem Party Conference in Bournemouth.

    I didn't know what to expect, but before I knew it, I was meeting fellow Lib Dems from across the country, sharing stories, learning new tricks, and feeling at home with over 3,000 like-minded members who share my values.

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