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

  • Article: Oct 10, 2016

    Up until a few days ago, Andrew Lomas was a Labour Councillor in Kensington and Chelsea. He'd stood for Council, for Parliament, been a deputy group leader. Now, he's joined the Liberal Democrats - find out why here:

    Following the referendum, Britain has to find a new place for itself in the world.

    Extricating the UK from the European Union on terms that don't crash the economy is going to be an astonishingly difficult task that neither the Conservatives nor the Labour Party seem to be willing or able to face up to.

  • Willie Rennie
    Article: Oct 6, 2016

    From Willie Rennie MSP, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats :

    Growing up in a small village in Fife, community was important to me and my family. My parents ran the local shop. We knew everyone and everyone knew us. Mum and Dad used to tell me stories about the customers. Who they were and where they were from.

  • Nurse with baby (By Salim Fadhley from London, UK (Sarah the Nursey Nurse) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Oct 5, 2016

    Theresa May talked a lot about helping ordinary working people, yet she said nothing about reversing the most damaging legacies of her predecessor since last May.

    The Liberal Democrats have set out three things Theresa May should do to live up to her rhetoric: abandoning the cap on public sector pay, reversing cuts to universal credit and reversing the tax hike on insurance.

  • Theresa May (By Chatham House (Countering Terrorism: A Global Perspective) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Oct 5, 2016

    Theresa May used to criticise the nasty party' - now she is leading it.

    Regardless of the rhetoric, the Conservatives have moved to the right. The Prime Minister's words about a pitch to the centre-ground are utterly divorced from her party's actions over the last few days. The Conservatives are reckless, divisive and uncaring. They are the fence-building, snooping-on-your-emails, foreign-worker-listing party and that is something that most people will be revulsed by.

  • Tim Farron arriving at Autumn 2016 Conference (Liberal Democrats on Flickr)
    Article: Oct 5, 2016

    Commenting on plans unveiled by the government that businesses will be forced to reveal how many foreign staff they employ, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:

    "The Government's plan on foreign workers is a nasty little policy that deserves to be thrown out on the rubbish heap. This threatens to further stoke the resentment that has seen increases in hate crime across our country. Only the Liberal Democrats are fighting to keep Britain open, tolerant and united.

  • Article: Oct 3, 2016

    The Conservative Party has long claimed to be the Party of businesses -but, their track record since May 2015 shows that they are now anything but.

    Brexit represents a massive threat to businesses and jobs, but Theresa May's Government keep sending mixed messages about vital trade relationships and our Membership of the Single Market.

  • Tim Farron in Whitehall
    Article: Oct 1, 2016

    Black History Month is an opportunity for us all to reflect on Britain's diversity and rich culture, as well as serving as a reminder of the inequality that still exists.

    This year, more so than others, the significance of Black History Month cannot be overlooked. Following the referendum result, we have seen a rise in racist attacks and xenophobic hate crimes reminding us that we must remain vigilant against division, and always celebrate our differences as well as our shared humanity and compassion.

  • Jeremy Corbyn (By YouTube/exadverso [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Sep 29, 2016

    Today and Labour party conference, Jeremy Corbyn gave his speech to Labour party conference - and it made one thing abundantly clear - the Liberal Democrats are the only pro-European party now.

    Here's the four things, you need to know about Jeremy Corbyn's speech:

    1. Corbyn's Labour won't fight for membership of the Single Market: