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

  • Article: Nov 13, 2019

    The UK is in a knife crime epidemic, but successive Governments have taken the wrong approach to dealing with it.

    For 25 years, Conservative and Labour Governments have been competing to seem tough on crime, without doing enough to actually prevent it.

    "Liberal Democrats will build a brighter future for young people by investing £500 million a year in youth services and taking a public health approach to youth violence."

  • Article: Nov 13, 2019

    Lib Dem and Remainer social media is aflutter today with discussions of the Canterbury situation.

    Some people argue with great passion that we should be standing aside for Labour's candidate Rosie Duffield. I know Rosie and she is a good person. I think she would be a much better fit in the Liberal Democrats, but she has chosen to stay in Labour. I understand people's instinctive desire to give her a clear run at her seat in the name of Remain.

  • Article: Nov 13, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie had today used a visit to Lauriston nursery in Dunfermline to announce his party's plans for delivering a massive expansion of free, high-quality childcare.

    The offer will give every child 35 hours a week of care 48 weeks a year from 9 months old to when they start school. Under a Liberal Democrat Government, Scotland will receive at least £1.2 billion every year for this to enable the Scottish Parliament to offer free, high-quality childcare for every child from when their parents go back to work.

  • Article: Nov 13, 2019
    By Sal Brinton

    Jo Swinson would make a better Prime Minister than either Johnson or Corbyn.

    Yesterday, the Liberal Democrats filed legal proceedings against ITV.

    They have refused to include Jo Swinson in their Leaders Debate numerous times. This is despite Jo being the leader of the biggest and strongest Remain party in the country.

  • Article: Nov 13, 2019

    As the world grapples with a climate emergency, the Conservatives are turning their backs on communities most at risk by failing to provide adequate flood defences.

    Following the flooding across northern England this week, we've announced that a over the lifetime of the next parliament, a Liberal Democrat government will create a £5bn flood prevention and adaptation fund. The fund will help the UK build resilience against future flooding, and ensure all communities can access the funds they need during periods of crisis.

  • Article: Nov 12, 2019

    Today marks Guru Nanak Gurpurab, which commemorates the birth of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith. Sikh communities across the world will be celebrating the life of a great thinker; someone who stood up for equality, justice and fairness.

    The teachings of Guru Nanak are profoundly significant. As we mark 550 years since his birth, let us reflect on his message of love and community service to others. These teachings continue to resonate with millions today and are a source of inspiration to people of all faiths and those of none.

  • Article: Nov 12, 2019

    Responding to new analysis by the Fraser of Allander Institute into Scotland's budget blackhole, Scottish Liberal Democrat general election chair Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

    "The Scottish Government has been criticied by the Fraser of Allander Institute and the Auditor General for Scotland for a lack of detail on what they are going to do to tackle their billion pound budget blackhole.

  • Article: Nov 12, 2019

    Responding to the announcement by the Cabinet Secretary of Justice that there will be a public inquiry into the circumstances around the death of Sheku Bayoh in 2015, Scottish Liberal Democrats Justice spokesperson Liam McArthur commented:

    "A public inquiry is welcome for clarity around this tragedy to be achieved. However, it is undeniably ludicrous that it has taken four years for that to be realised. This is yet another case that clearly shows Scotland's system for deaths investigations is broken."