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

  • Article: Jul 17, 2018

    Questions lodged by the Scottish Liberal Democrats have revealed that a number of families have been forced to endure waits of up to 1586 days, over 4 years, for fatal accident inquiries (FAI) to be undertaken.

    The longest wait between a date of death and the conclusion of evidence in FAIs topped 1300 days between 2010-11 and 2014-15. In 2016-17 it reached 695 days.

  • Alistair Carmichael outside the Palace of Westminster.
    Article: Jul 17, 2018
    By Alistair Carmichael MP

    Brexit is the most important issue in a generation. And as Liberal Democrats we have taken on the responsibility of stopping it. We're the only Party united in this aim.

    Last night I messed up. The government squeaked home by just 3 votes in a key amendment. It should have been 1.

    I was not expecting a close vote - up until 8pm, Labour were planning to abstain which would have meant the vote would be lost by hundreds. In fact several Labour MPs voted with the govenment- which is why they won. By the time it became apparent that the vote was going to be close - it was too late to get two of our MPs back in time to vote.

    I'm taking responsibility and redoubling my efforts to stop Brexit.

  • Article: Jul 16, 2018

    Jo Swinson speaking at the March against Trump

  • Article: Jul 16, 2018

    Responding to news that Alex Salmond's RT show has breached broadcasting rules, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

    "Although it has been obvious to most of us for quite some time, finally the official verdict is in - Alex Salmond's RT show has been dishonest and misleading.

    "Turns out this Emperor isn't wearing any clothes after all, he has to get his own production staff to write fan tweets. It undermines the last shed of credibility he might have carried.

  • Article: Jul 16, 2018

    Jamie Stone, MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, has today welcomed Business Secretary Greg Clark's announcement that A'Mhoine in Sutherland will receive millions of pounds in investment and be the site of the UK's first spaceport.

    Commenting Jamie Stone said:

    "The spaceport is an incredibly exciting prospect for North Sutherland - becoming the future spaceport for the whole of the UK, our own British Cape Canaveral.

  • Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington.
    Article: Jul 16, 2018
    By Tom Brake

    In the next few days, MPs will vote on the Customs (Taxation) and Trade Bills. These bills will be both pivotal to our future relationship with the EU and a battleground for parliamentary democracy itself.

    The Chequers deal is a total fudge. The plan requires the UK to be the EU's policeman and follow its rules on goods and state aid. Meanwhile, the services sector would be left to flounder. We have absolutely no guarantee that the EU would accept such a deal.

  • Sal Brinton speaking at Lib Dem conference.
    Article: Jul 14, 2018

    On 23 June thousands of members and supporters of the Lib Dems joined over one hundred thousand marchers in the People's Vote demonstration to Parliament Square. Your Federal Board curtailed our meeting at HQ to come and join you, and it was a wonderful event! Vince spoke from the platform with strength and conviction, aided with the knowledge that our party is united in wanting both a People's Vote and an Exit from Brexit.

  • Article: Jul 14, 2018

    Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesperson Christine Jardine MP will today address the Scotland United Against Trump protest in Edinburgh and criticise the Prime Minister for celebrating the visit of one of the most unpopular presidents in memory.

    Christine Jardine said:

    "This is ridiculous. The British tax payer is stumping up £5 million pounds for a rich American to play golf when he owns two golf courses here. A President who describes his relationship with the UK as the 'highest level of special' but continues to trample over all the values we hold dear.

  • Article: Jul 13, 2018

    Donald Trump has claimed that the Conservatives' Brexit plan has killed off any chance of a UK-US trade deal.

    Donald Trump is an enemy of Britain. His vile views and wild outbursts make the whole world a more dangerous place.

    Like his terrible twin Boris Johnson he is consumed by self-obsession and self-promotion. And Trump has the cheek to nominate Johnson as our Prime Minister - in return I recommend ABD (anyone but Donald) for President of our American friends and allies.

  • Palace of Westminster.
    Article: Jul 12, 2018

    Today our MPs had an opposition debate in the House of Commons.

    We asked members and supporters of the Liberal Democrats to vote to decide what our opposition debate would be about: a final say on the Brexit deal, how we will fund the NHS into the future, and Trump's visit to the UK.

    The results of the vote were: