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

  • Article: Feb 19, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "This is a damning condemnation of what Labour has become and a compelling positive case for change.

    "With their party captured by a bullying hard left that is failing to deal with antisemitism and failing on Europe, these MPs are rightly angry.

    "Liberal Democrats will work with like-minded people to deliver real change."

  • Article: Feb 18, 2019

    Today, 7 MPs left Labour to form an independent group. I felt they were brave and said I hoped we'd be able to work together.

    What I didn't say is I felt the answer to many of their reasons for leaving are addressed right here, with the Liberal Democrats.

  • Article: Feb 18, 2019
    By Vince Cable

    Today 7 Labour MPs have left their party to become Independents.

    It's not unexpected, or unwelcome. In part, they've been pushed to this by Jeremy Corbyn's refusal to respect his party's policy on Brexit.

  • Article: Feb 17, 2019

    Speaking ahead of his party's spring conference next weekend, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today said that this conference is a chance to show that sharp elbows and consistent campaigning can change public policy and that liberal ideas can help everyone to achieve their potential, as he highlighted new policy proposals on closing the attainment gap, early years education and supporting survivors of domestic abuse.

  • Article: Feb 15, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today warned that "we still have no clarity around how people's rights will be protected" as a series of letters between Police Scotland, the Crown Office and the Scottish Parliament's Sub-Committee on Policing highlighted lingering concerns over the legality of Police Scotland's cyber kiosks.

  • Article: Feb 15, 2019

    Jamie Stone, MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross and Scottish Affairs spokesperson has today backed young people who are striking over climate change.

    Inspired by 16 year old Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg, who held a solo protest outside the Swedish Parliament, this movement has now seen protests from 70,000 schoolchildren each week across 270 towns and cities worldwide.

  • Article: Feb 15, 2019

    Jamie Stone, Liberal Democrat MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross and Scottish Affairs spokesperson, has today criticised RBS for their poor customer service.

    On a day where RBS announced that profits more than doubled to £1.62bn in 2018, the bank has been ranked bottom of an official survey of customers' satisfaction with their banks.

  • Article: Feb 15, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles has today called for the Scottish Government to end their stonewalling and tell Parliament whether they are actively considering another independence referendum without a section 30 order.

    After Scottish Government ministers previously refused to provide answers, Mr Rumbles wrote to the Lord Advocate asking whether such measures were under consideration and what their legal implications would be. Responding, Lord Advocate James Wolffe declined to provide information on legal advice he may have provided and recommended asking the Scottish Government about the issues raised.