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

  • Article: Nov 25, 2020

    With the economic uncertainty caused by the pandemic, the Chancellor needed to ensure today that no one is left behind. That was the litmus test, and he has failed

    In a year when our NHS and care staff, teachers, police officers and many others have gone beyond the call of duty, a pay freeze reveals just how callous the Chancellor truly is.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2020

    Speaking after the Scottish Parliament passed the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill, Scottish Liberal Democrat equalities spokesperson Caron Lindsay commented:

    "Liberal Democrats are delighted to lend their wholehearted support to this bill.

    "Period poverty has no place in the 21st century. Nobody should be left in the distressing position that they are without the period products they need.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2020

    Roderick Lynch - Chair of Lib Dem Campaign for Race Equality

    The death of George Floyd has put race and racism firmly on the political agenda. Black Lives really do matter, or do they?

    Whilst people are grieving on the streets, the authorities were working behind the scenes to use legislation to curtail their protesting. Corporate companies and local governments have jumped on board the Black Lives Bandwagon with slogans and statements, however, we need to see deeds not words.

  • Article: Nov 24, 2020

    Speaking in response to a tweet from SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford accusing a member of the public of breaking COVID laws, the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie said:

    "Ian Blackford should apologise immediately this blundering tweet which accused a private citizen of breaking the travel restrictions when he had no evidence of him doing so.

  • Article: Nov 24, 2020

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today called on the Scottish Government to introduce new rules whereby any region moved into level 4 coronavirus restrictions will be able to test their entire adult population after the success of a scheme involving 30-minute lateral flow tests in Liverpool.

  • Article: Nov 24, 2020

    We must do all we can to protect people forced to flee their homes to escape war and persecution.

    That's why, back in September, all Liberal Democrat MPs wrote to the Chancellor and Home Secretary calling for a new long-term commitment to resettle vulnerable refugees in the UK.

    The UK has a proud history of providing sanctuary to those in need.

  • Article: Nov 24, 2020

    Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today called for "a service transformation from CAMHS through to crisis" after it was revealed that 833 people died by suicide in 2019.

    Statistics published today by Public Health Scotland show there were 833 probable suicides registered in Scotland in 2019 - an increase from 784 in 2018.

  • Article: Nov 23, 2020

    Commenting on the results of the EIS survey published today which shows that less 1/3 of teachers feel safe in schools, Scottish Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart MSP commented:

    "Teachers could not be more clear. They are not being made to feel safe in their schools.

    "There are legitimate and serious concerns, but so far teachers have been met with blunt dismissal.