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

  • Article: Feb 26, 2021

    For years, the Liberal Democrats have been campaigning to scrap the archaic Vagrancy Act, which makes it illegal to sleep rough.

    And yesterday, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick conceded that we were right, and that it's time to get rid of this cruel and outdated law.

  • Article: Feb 26, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today called for the First Minister to offer support and certainty to Scotland's Highlands Games after it was revealed that 13 games including Cupar in Mr Rennie's North East Fife constituency have already been cancelled, with more expected to follow.

  • Article: Feb 25, 2021

    Responding to comments from Professor Mark Woolhouse that "Scotland was not close to elimination at any stage during this epidemic", Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "The professor has punctured the First Minister's claims about the success of last summer.

    "The truth is that the SNP Government did not use the time last summer to prepare for the second wave.

  • Article: Feb 24, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have today said that new figures showing increases in car traffic demand a radical overhaul of Scotland's transport network.

    The Scottish Transport Statistics 2020 highlighted that:

    • Transport accounted for 35.6% of Scotland's total greenhouse gas emissions in 2018.

    • The number of bus journeys has fallen again

    • The distance travelled on Scotland's roads was at the highest level ever recorded. In 2019, 48.7 billion vehicle kilometres were travelled, an increase of 1% compared to the previous year, and 10% more than in 2009.

    • There were 96.4 million ScotRail passenger journeys in 2018-19, 1.4% less than the previous year and the first decrease in passenger numbers in many years.

  • Article: Feb 24, 2021

    Commenting on this afternoon's Conservative debate on local government funding, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "The Conservatives have got it monumentally wrong today.

    "Under today's Conservative plan, more than £600million would have been automatically removed from the NHS Scotland annual budget between 2018 and 2023.

  • Article: Feb 24, 2021

    Responding to today's briefing from Audit Scotland and the new blog from Scottish Auditor General Stephen Boyle who writes "it's getting harder to identify what is, and isn't, Covid-19 spending... That's because of the volume of announcements (over 170 to date)", Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Katy Gordon said:

  • Article: Feb 24, 2021

    Commenting on the news that a preferred bidder has been appointed for Prestwick airport, transport spokesperson and lead list candidate for Glasgow, Carole Ford said:

    "I hope that the new owners can rejuvenate the airport and ensure that it escapes its controversial reliance on the US military for custom.

  • Article: Feb 24, 2021

    Commenting on this afternoon's Scottish Conservative party debate on prisoner voting, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

    "The public understands that our communities are safer when we invest in smart justice. They understand that imprisonment should be a chance to give people who have done wrong the opportunity to do right in the future.