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

  • Article: Feb 14, 2019

    Tonight in Parliament, the Conservatives kicked the can down the road yet again.

    As the Brexit deadline looms ever larger, Parliament is still gridlocked - and there's no sign of anything changing soon.

    For two years, Theresa May's Conservatives have made an absolute mess of Brexit - and Corbyn's Labour have been right there with them - letting them off the hook.

    Only the Liberal Democrats are fighting, day in and day out, to stop this catastrophe.

    We still have time to stop Brexit - and we need to make our campaign even stronger in the next few weeks.

    Together, we've defeated the Government in Parliament 24 times; we've built public support for a People's Vote and we've led the campaign against Brexit on doorsteps across Britain.

    We are making a difference - and it's still all to play for. Will you donate to help us keep fighting to stop Brexit?

  • Article: Feb 14, 2019

    Responding to Andrew Wilson's column on independence in the National, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

    "With Brexit, the SNP have spent two years setting out the arguments against themselves.

    "They have slowly come round to the idea of a people's vote as it dawned on them that having close ties with our neighbours is a good thing and severing old unions is a tough and fruitless task.

  • Article: Feb 14, 2019

    In Hull last May we confounded expectations and swelled our councillor numbers on the Guildhall benches from 17 to 24 - winning seats off Labour heavy-weights right across our City.

    Forlorn looking faces of Labour councillors and candidates stood looking shell-shocked around the count tables as ballot papers tipped out of the boxes - their Council majority has been slashed to just five. They could not comprehend what had happened.

  • Article: Feb 13, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today written to the Chair of the Scottish Police Authority, the Justice Secretary and the Chief Constable about proposed changes to staff pay and conditions at Police Scotland call centres which he warned would "further threaten the stability and morale of the service centres".

  • Article: Feb 13, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today condemned "Conservative neglect and Labour compliance" as a new report from Scotland's Chief Economist warned that Brexit uncertainty is impacting on key economic indicators and a no-deal scenario would lead to a 'major dislocation' to the Scottish economy.

  • Article: Feb 13, 2019

    Brexit latest

    Westminster is in a strange state of lassitude. We know there is a massive Brexit storm ahead; but nothing much is happening. Theresa May's statement to the Commons yesterday was largely an exercise in repetition, including the ludicrous assertion that we might 'accidentally' leave the European Union without a deal.

  • Article: Feb 13, 2019

    Exports of Scotch whisky hit a record high last year according to analysis of HMRC data by the Scotch Whisky Association published today.

    Figures show that the European Union remained the largest region for exports, accounting for 30% of global value and 36% of volume.

    Commenting on the figures, Jamie Stone MP, Liberal Democrat Scottish Affairs spokesperson said:

  • Article: Feb 12, 2019

    Last week a Private Members' Bill aimed at protecting young girls from female genital mutilation was brought to the Commons.

    The bill would clear up a loophole in the law. Currently, female genital mutilation doesn't count as one of the conditions for a temporary care order to be issued. This means it's harder to get at-risk girls away from families looking to mutilate their own children.