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

  • Article: Jun 18, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today secured amendments to the Climate Change Bill to ensure the additional impact that aviation emissions at high altitudes can have on global warming are taken into account when calculating Scotland's emissions output in future.

    Mr McArthur's amendments force the Scottish Government to regularly consult the Committee on Climate Change and take into account up to date advice on the impact of aviation emissions.

  • Article: Jun 17, 2019

    Commenting on a new report into drug deaths in Tayside last year which revealed that 62 out of 78 people (79.5%) who died as a result of using drugs were recorded as having experienced at least one adverse event during their lifetime, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

  • Article: Jun 17, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP will tomorrow question the Justice Secretary, Humza Yousaf, about the existence of secret sectarianism data and demand he explain why the Scottish Government agreed to keep it confidential.

    Speaking ahead of the exchange, Mr McArthur has demanded that the secrecy clauses in the agreement between the Scottish Government, Police Scotland and the SPFL are torn up and the data is released.

  • Article: Jun 17, 2019

    The Scottish Liberal Democrats have threatened to boycott cross party talks on more powers as the SNP push forward independence legislation.

    Willie Rennie has today responded to a letter from the First Minister inviting him to take part in cross-party talks on more powers for Holyrood. The SNP Government is pressing ahead with independence referendum legislation which the Lib Dem leader says needs to be dropped if the party is to participate.

  • Article: Jun 16, 2019

    A joint investigation by the Scottish Liberal Democrats and Nil By Mouth has uncovered that the football authorities were tasked with compiling a database of sectarian incidents at football, but that in exchange for access to it both the Scottish Government and Police Scotland agreed to be gagged and keep its contents secret from the public and the Parliament.

  • Article: Jun 16, 2019
    By Jo Swinson

    Over the past three years, I have been proud to help lead the calls for a People's Vote in the belief that the challenge of Brexit required not only the strong leadership provided by the Liberal Democrats but also for us to work together with people of all parties and none.

    I never imagined that I would be able to say that Michael Heseltine and Alastair Campbell voted the same way as me, but our message to stop Brexit brought together voters from all corners of our politics.

  • Article: Jun 15, 2019
    By Sir Ed Davey MP

    I'm running to be Leader of the Liberal Democrats - but your choice could be about far more than simply who leads our Party.

    The tectonic plates of British Politics are shifting, and its the most volatile I have seen it in my lifetime. With the Liberal Democrats on 20% in the polls, two main Parties crumbling from the inside, and a re-alignment of political allegiances across the country, we have a golden opportunity to cement our place as the leading force of Remain.

  • Article: Jun 15, 2019

    Sheila Ritchie has secured an early meeting with EU officials to press for £22m of Scots poverty grants frozen by the EU over Scottish Government mishandling of the scheme to be released to councils and charitable organisations, as she gets to work as a Scottish MEP.

    £22m of European Social Fund grants, which support projects designed to help people living in poverty to get new skills and gain work, were frozen after auditors raised concerns about the Scottish Government's administration of the scheme. The money is typically used by councils and voluntary organisations to support a variety of local projects.