We store cookies on your device to make sure we give you the best experience on this website. I'm fine with this - Turn cookies off
Switch to an accessible version of this website which is easier to read. (requires cookies)

Rennie: Alex Salmond has kowtowed again to China's demands on Dalai Lama

October 31, 2013 1:22 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said supporters ofWillie RennieWillie Rennie human rights issues will be disappointed in the First Minister's refusal to agree to meet with the Dalai Lama at the next possible opportunity.

Commenting, Willie Rennie said:

"Supporters of human rights will be disappointed in the First Minister's refusal to agree to meet the Dalai Lama. The Chinese Government will be happy that Alex Salmond has yet again kowtowed to their demands. His claims that he has raised human rights don't stand scrutiny. The speech he refers to was entitled "Adam Smith and Climate Justice" and only mentioned human rights once.

"He's not on the plane yet. He's still got time to fix this."