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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: Jul 8, 2020

    Commenting on a new survey from the Scottish Childminding Association which suggests that if current restrictions were to continue only 19% of childminding businesses believe they will still be viable in 12 months' time, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "The Scottish Government have a big challenge on their hands. If they do not change course the majority of childminding businesses will be in deep trouble.

  • Article: Jul 7, 2020

    Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today backed plans from Scottish Care for a National Day of Mourning and Remembrance for all those impacted by Covid-19.

    Dr Donald Macaskill, chief executive of Scottish Care, has written to all members of the Scottish Parliament to ask them to agree in principle to the idea of a day to mourn all those who have died in care homes, in hospitals and in community and remember all those who have worked tirelessly in the care of others sharing compassion, exercising professionalism and sacrificial service

  • Article: Jul 7, 2020

    Speaking in response to reports that no people subject to quarantine in Scotland after arriving from abroad have had a follow-up check, the health spokesperson for the Scottish Liberal Democrats Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

    "The shoddy and deteriorating relationship between the SNP and Conservatives is becoming an issue that is endangering our health and the control of this virus.

  • Article: Jul 7, 2020
    By Ed Davey

    This morning, Acting Leader Ed Davey addressed the Local Government Association's online conference. He spoke about the crucial role of local government - not just in keeping our communities safe during this coronavirus pandemic, but also in building a fairer, greener, more prosperous country as we emerge from this crisis.

  • Article: Jul 6, 2020

    Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton has today called on the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousaf to make an urgent statement to Parliament to explain why he appeared to mislead the Parliament's health committee.

    The Cabinet Secretary told the last meeting of the health committee on the 23rd of June that the Scottish Government were routinely checking travellers coming into Scotland when he stated:

  • Article: Jul 6, 2020

    The landmark Domestic Abuse Bill is due to be passed by the House of Commons today.

    Survivors desperately need the new legal protections and support that this Domestic Abuse Bill will bring.

    More than two million people experience domestic abuse every year. Survivors desperately need the new legal protections and support that this Domestic Abuse Bill will bring.

  • Article: Jul 6, 2020

    Liberal Democrat MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, Jamie Stone, has set up an All Parliamentary Party Group (APPG) with NGO, ExcludedUK, to support the 3 million people who have been excluded from Government Covid-19 schemes.

    Just some of the people and businesses excluded from Government support schemes include:

  • Article: Jul 6, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    Coronavirus has changed the world we know in so many ways and has highlighted many problems within British society.

    As Liberal Democrats, we've always looked to the future with hope to build a better world - and we want you to be part of crafting our vision for the world after Coronavirus.

    We've launched an exciting new member project - PolicyLab. It's a crowdsourcing forum where members and registered supporters can share their ideas and debate key topics, all within a safe and constructive environment.

  • Article: Jul 5, 2020

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today marked half a decade since the tragic M9 crash in which John Yuill and Lamara Bell died, and criticised "glacial and agonising" delays which mean that a fatal accident inquiry has still not taken place into the crash and the police's failure to respond for 3 days.

  • Article: Jul 5, 2020

    This year marks the 72nd birthday of the NHS.

    The idea, conceived by a liberal - William Beveridge - transformed healthcare in this country. And as a nation, we have been rightly proud of the NHS for 72 years.

    This year we haven't just felt proud however - we have also felt profoundly grateful. Our NHS staff have been incredible.