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

  • Article: Apr 29, 2021

    Yesterday the Fire Safety Bill passed through Parliament without vital protection for leaseholders and tenants against exorbitant bills for fire remediation works.

    The government's failure to address the fire safety scandal properly is now a scandal in itself.

    The devastating consequences of this Bill passing cannot be overstated.

  • Article: Apr 29, 2021

    Responding to comments from the chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland owner NatWest Group in which she reiterated that the institution would move its headquarters from Edinburgh to London in the event of Scottish independence, Treasury spokesperson and Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine said:

    "When it comes to business in Scotland, RBS is one of the crown jewels as well as a major source of employment in my constituency and across the country.

  • Article: Apr 29, 2021

    Responding to a new poll for The Scotsman showing support for Scottish independence has slid to just 42%, the lowest level since the last general election, campaign chair Alistair Carmichael MP said:

    "The public can clearly see that putting an independence referendum before the recovery is a fool's errand.

  • Article: Apr 29, 2021

    With just one week until Scotland goes to the polls, party leader Willie Rennie has said he will use a larger group of Liberal Democrat MSPs to block any attempt by any new government to bring forward the Independence Referendum Bill.

    The Bill was published by the last government just before the election and the nationalists are expected to try to introduce the Bill within days of the election.

  • Article: Apr 28, 2021

    Responding to new polling showing a higher percentage of Scottish Green party supporters oppose independence than support it, Scottish Liberal Democrat campaign chair Alistair Carmichael MP said:

    "The leaders of the Scottish Greens seem totally out of step with their own membership. Just this week their co-leader was outlining wild plans to ditch the pound. It seems as if they have been totally captured by the SNP.

  • Article: Apr 28, 2021

    The Scottish Liberal Democrats have today set out proposals for a minister for recovery as part of their plan to put recovery first.

    The leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie, warned "every minute of the next Parliament must focus on the climate emergency, creating jobs, mental health and education."

  • Article: Apr 28, 2021

    Responding to a new report from the Institute for Government which shows that even in 2018/19, before the Covid pandemic, Scotland ran a deficit of over 7% of GDP - more than twice the 3% level mandated for those hoping to join the EU, Scottish Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesperson Christine Jardine MP said:

  • Article: Apr 27, 2021

    Ahead of the social media blackout planned by English governing bodies and organisations this coming Friday 30th, Jamie Stone MP, Media and Sport spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats has called on Scottish Football to unite with their English counterparts and join the demonstration against racism and online abuse.