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Scottish Liberal Democrats Demand Better

  • Article: Apr 9, 2021

    "Prince Philip dedicated his life to our country. We will always be grateful for his amazing service, not least the powerful legacy he leaves to millions of young people who have taken part in his unique Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

    "His quiet and steadfast counsel and support of The Queen, is perhaps his greatest if unquantifiable contribution to our nation's history.

    "At this sad time for millions, we should never forget Prince Philip was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. So our thoughts must be with the whole Royal Family, but in particular with The Queen at this difficult time."

  • Article: Apr 9, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie and former UK leader Menzies Campbell have today set out the party's plans for reforming the UK and ensuring that it works for everyone.

    At the site used by the Scottish Parliament from 1999 to 2004, the leaders launched the party's new report Bring Our Country Together, which highlights a series of recommendations for making the machinery of the UK work better. The report highlights six key steps:

  • Article: Apr 8, 2021

    No such thing as Superheroes? Meet our Councillors and Activists!

    This May the Liberal Democrats have one mission - make Britain a fairer, greener, more caring country. And we've been doing an amazing job!

    Watch our new video to find out more about the achievements of our superhero Lib Dem Councillors and activists!

  • Article: Apr 8, 2021

    Responding to Scotland passing 10,000 deaths from covid-19, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "When I think of 10,000 deaths, I think of 10,000 broken families and friends. I think of the pain and the loss.

    "For their sake we must learn the lessons of what went right and what went wrong.

  • Article: Apr 8, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie and Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey have today used a visit to an Edinburgh food retailer to set out plans as part of the Scottish election campaign in which they have committed to put recovery first.

    The party is unveiling bold plans to shake up the business rates system - something which is a far bigger tax burden for businesses in and around the high street than their online competitors.

  • Article: Apr 7, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie and Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey have today used a campaign stop in Edinburgh to warn that vaccine passports are undercover ID cards.

    Ed Davey is expected to demand a vote in the UK Parliament on the Prime Minister's controversial proposals. Willie Rennie will join him and urge the Scottish Government to suspend plans until MSPs can reconvene and scrutinise the plan after the election.

  • Article: Apr 7, 2021

    Speaking after an astonishing interview on BBC GMS where Alex Salmond praised Vladimir Putin and suggested his behaviour was better than Barack Obama, Alistair Carmichael MP, campaign of the Scottish Liberal Democrats said:

    "Alex Salmond was once hailed as the most effective politician in Scotland but has now been reduced to an apologist for the Putin regime.

  • Article: Apr 6, 2021

    Today the Liberal Democrats have launched our campaign for the local elections in England on 6 May.

    Vote Liberal Democrat on 6 May and you'll get a local champion who will get things done in your community. You'll get a cleaner, greener neighbourhood where recovery comes first and local people are listened to.

  • Article: Apr 6, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today used a visit to a farm in Lauder to set out new plans for agriculture and rural communities. He wants Scottish agriculture to benefit from growing consumer awareness of food miles.

    Alongside South of Scotland lead candidate Catriona Bhatia, Mr Rennie kicked off a week of proposals on the climate emergency by announcing that the party will:

  • Article: Apr 5, 2021

    Speaking in response to interviews in which Scottish ministers have said they are actively developing ideas for vaccine passports to restrict access to services, the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie said:

    "This is grossly unfair to the millions who have not been vaccinated yet and to those who have been advised not to take the vaccine.