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

  • Article: Jan 20, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats are the most pro-European party in British politics. We truly believe that we are stronger together, and internationalism will always be one of our core values.

    That hasn't changed now that we have left the European Union.

    I am proud how we Liberal Democrats campaigned tirelessly against Brexit, and proud that last month all Liberal Democrat MPs voted against Johnson's dreadful EU Trade Deal - already proving so disastrous to small businesses, fishermen and the wider economy.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2021

    Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey shared his relief that the new Democratic President will lead America back into the Paris Agreement.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2021

    Commenting on the inauguration of Joe Biden as US President and Kamala Harris as Vice-President, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "The inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will give heart to liberals around the world.

    "After four years in which Donald Trump has been a byword for division, it is a time for partnership and rebuilding once more,

  • Article: Jan 20, 2021

    After questioning the First Minister following a statement on drugs policy, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

    "Scottish Liberal Democrats have been pleading with the Scottish Government to undertake a number of the actions announced today, particularly since its disastrous 22% cut to drug partnership budgets in 2016.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2021

    The Federal Conference Committee met via Zoom call on Saturday, 16 January for the agenda selection for our second virtual conference. The meeting was a lengthy one, which was in part due to the large selection of varied and interesting motions we received, but also to give us breaks from staring at computer screens for a number of hours.

  • Article: Jan 19, 2021

    The Government are refusing to accept cross-party amendments to the Trade Bill that would put human rights at the heart of our trade policy.

    The UK and the world can't just stand by and do nothing.

    This is particularly important because of what is happening to the Uyghur people in Xinjiang and across China. The Foreign Secretary last week described the mounting evidence to the Commons:

  • Article: Jan 19, 2021

    Farmers across the country are worried about their future - they're worried that the UK will be flooded with poor quality food that undercuts the goods they produce to high environmental and animal welfare standards.

    Liberal Democrats back British farmers.

    The Conservatives have continually failed to protect our farmers from these risks.

  • Article: Jan 19, 2021

    Speaking ahead of the ministerial statement to Parliament tomorrow on drugs, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

    "Scotland has had record numbers of deaths for years, now reaching levels three and half times that of both the rest of the UK and anywhere else in Europe. The creation of a drugs minister must be accompanied by a reset of policy.