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Scottish Liberal Democrats Demand Better

Those who seek to divide us will never win. It's time to stop this national embarrassment.

Britain deserves better than this. Demand better than Brexit now >www.libdems.org.uk/exit-brexit

  • Article: Jun 19, 2019

    My number one priority as leader would be stopping Brexit. It should be the number one goal of everyone in our party.

    It's why I've worked so hard as the leading Liberal Democrat in the People's Vote campaign to bring together a group of like-minded MPs who want to give the British people the final say.

  • Thank You for voting Lib Dems in the European Elections to Stop Brexit
    Petition: Jun 18, 2019

    Thank you for recently voting Lib Dems in the recent European elections, answering our call to Stop Brexit. Your vote really made the difference, by getting Sheila Ritchie elected as our Scottish Lib Dem MEP, amongst our fantastic 16 Lib Dem MEPs across the UK. This sent a strong message to the UK Government that only the Lib Dems offer a sensible route out of the mess that the country is in. The 2016 Brexit referendum did not give a mandate for a No-Deal Brexit.

  • Article: Jun 18, 2019

    Responding to the news that households with a gross income of up to £100,000 are getting help with a new home deposit through the Scottish Government's Help to Buy scheme, Scottish Liberal Democrat housing spokesperson Caron Lindsay commented:

    "People will be surprised to see households with an income of up to £100,000 accessing the SNP Government's Help to Buy scheme. Households with this sort of income should be able to afford to buy a home without the government's help.

  • Article: Jun 18, 2019

    Commenting on a new YouGov poll of Conservative party members which reports that 63% would accept Scotland leaving the UK as the price of Brexit, Scottish Liberal Democrat election campaign chair Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

    "The Conservative party is hopelessly cavalier with the future of the United Kingdom. This poll is a damning indictment of Conservative priorities and a humiliation for Ruth Davidson.

  • Article: Jun 18, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP today grilled Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf on the Scottish Government's "misjudged" decision to sign up to gagging agreement with the SPFL in exchange for access to secret data on sectarianism.

    The data is only being collected because a Scottish Government-appointed expert recommended it be made public to allow for "genuine debate about the extent of sectarian behaviour and attitudes in football".

  • Article: Jun 18, 2019

    Speaking during a Scottish Government statement on cycling in Scotland in the Scottish Parliament today, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles told MSPs that not enough had been done to deliver on promises to give every school pupil access to cycle training in Scotland.

    Mike Rumbles said:

  • Article: Jun 18, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today secured amendments to the Climate Change Bill to ensure the additional impact that aviation emissions at high altitudes can have on global warming are taken into account when calculating Scotland's emissions output in future.

    Mr McArthur's amendments force the Scottish Government to regularly consult the Committee on Climate Change and take into account up to date advice on the impact of aviation emissions.

  • Article: Jun 17, 2019

    Commenting on a new report into drug deaths in Tayside last year which revealed that 62 out of 78 people (79.5%) who died as a result of using drugs were recorded as having experienced at least one adverse event during their lifetime, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

  • Article: Jun 17, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP will tomorrow question the Justice Secretary, Humza Yousaf, about the existence of secret sectarianism data and demand he explain why the Scottish Government agreed to keep it confidential.

    Speaking ahead of the exchange, Mr McArthur has demanded that the secrecy clauses in the agreement between the Scottish Government, Police Scotland and the SPFL are torn up and the data is released.

  • Article: Jun 17, 2019

    The Scottish Liberal Democrats have threatened to boycott cross party talks on more powers as the SNP push forward independence legislation.

    Willie Rennie has today responded to a letter from the First Minister inviting him to take part in cross-party talks on more powers for Holyrood. The SNP Government is pressing ahead with independence referendum legislation which the Lib Dem leader says needs to be dropped if the party is to participate.