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Liberal Democrats work all the year round on your behalf not just election time

  • Article: Sep 25, 2017

    Passing the tests would have signalled that Theresa May is moving away from her reckless, extreme Brexit.

    Instead, in the vast majority of cases she failed to offer any solutions to the major issues related to Brexit that are currently facing the country.

    Commenting on her failure, Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson said:

    "Theresa May's speech in Florence was a failure. She ruled out staying in the single market, she failed to ring fence the rights of EU nationals, she has failed to take 'no deal' off the table.

    "Theresa May, six months since Article 50, has once again failed to give answers.

    "There was so much waffle in this speech she should have made it in Belgium."

  • Article: Sep 25, 2017

    These are people who voted Labour in the hope that they would stand up to the Conservatives on Brexit and fight to stay in the Single Market.

    "Who will pay for Labour's policies if the highest earners are forced out or flee the country?

    "If Labour get into power they will soon find their golden goose running out of eggs."

  • Article: Sep 25, 2017

    Responding to the latest round of talks between UK and Scottish Government ministers, Scottish Liberal Democrat Europe spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP said:

    "Scottish Liberal Democrats have consistently been clear that the Brexit negotiations must respect the principles of devolution, as well as guarantee that vital protections from workers' rights to the environment are maintained.

  • Article: Sep 25, 2017

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have today called on the Scottish Government to ensure that the forthcoming climate change plan ensures Scotland is a "world leader" after the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said the draft contained little beyond existing policy.

    The CCC warned that recent progress was unlikely to continue beyond 2020.

  • Article: Sep 25, 2017

    "It is misleading for him to pretend that some new customs arrangement can be reached which doesn't cause massive disruption to British trade.

    "Instead of joining the Tories in the land of fairy tales, Labour should be fighting with the Liberal Democrats to maintain membership of the Single Market and the Customs Union. There would be a parliamentary majority if Corbyn and his comrades got off the fence.

  • Article: Sep 25, 2017

    Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today raised concerns over reports that GP receptionists are screening patients in a bid to reduce the number of appointments.

    Reports today reveal that receptionists and administrative staff are being trained as 'care navigators' so that they are able to direct patients to other health professionals. It follows the news that one in eleven GP surgeries are turning away new patients.

  • Article: Sep 25, 2017

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have today criticised the Scottish Government for its shambles over business rates after it was revealed that there have been 1331 revaluation appeals made by businesses in Fife which accounts for 11% of all appeals across Scotland.

    Commenting, Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader and North East Fife MSP Willie Rennie said:

  • Article: Sep 25, 2017

    Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has called for women born in the 1950s and affected by state pension inequalities to bring her their stories to help the fight for a better deal.

    The Lib Dem MP wants to build a dossier of evidence to present to the UK Government showing the hardship caused by the way the changes to pensionable women were implemented.

  • Article: Sep 25, 2017

    Scottish Liberal Democrats justice spokesperson Liam McArthur has today welcomed the move by the Scottish Government to have a MSP join the selection panel that will appoint the new chair of the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) but called on Michael Matheson to commit to meaningful longer term reform.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2017

    Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesman Mike Rumbles MSP today revealed the most dangerous trunk roads in Scotland as new figures showed that serious and fatal accidents on roads managed directly by the Scottish Government are higher now than in 2013.

    The most fatal and serious crashes were recorded on the A90, A9, A82, A96 and the A85. The A90 has recorded 147 such accidents since 2013 - one every 10 days.