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Dundee Liberal Democrats applaud Stephen's "positive vision for Scotland"

March 1, 2008 11:01 PM
Nicol Stephen MSP

Cllr Helen Dick applauds Nicol Stephen's "positive vision for Scotland"

Dundee LibDems today (Saturday 1st March) applauded Nicol Stephen's speech to the Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference in Aviemore, with a Dundee LibDem councillor calling the speech "a positive vision for Scotland."

Mr Stephen set a goal of doubling the number of poorest children going into further education and for finding ways to strengthen vocational skills.

He also announced his own "stop and search hit squad" to keep an eye on any laws brought forward by the UK Labour Government which erode civil liberties, made clear that the Steel Commission, headed by Sir David Steel, would be reformed to create pressure for further constitutional improvements for the people of Scotland, and argued for fair local taxation.

Mr Stephen said, "As the main challengers in Scotland the last time, we can deliver a crushing blow to Labour next time.

"At Holyrood, they are simply unable to comprehend the position they are in - shell-shocked and shattered. No ideas and no impact."

Here in Dundee, LibDem councillor for Strathmartine Ward, Cllr Helen Dick, said, "Nicol Stephen set out a positive vision for Scotland. We have the policies and commitment to appeal to communities right across the country."

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