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  • Article: Jul 3, 2020

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

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    Weekly Whip w/c 29th June

    Monday 29th June

    It was a darker start to the week, as the city of Glasgow came together after a man stabbed six people at a hotel that was housing asylum seekers. Three asylum-seekers, two members of staff, and one police officer were injured whilst the assailant, who was also seeking asylum, was shot dead by the police.

  • Article: Jul 3, 2020
    By Greg Foster

    1. You'll get to vote for our new leader

    If you join the Lib Dems by 9th July, you'll get a vote in our leadership election

    Until midnight on the 9th of July, if you join the Liberal Democrats you'll qualify for a vote in our upcoming leadership election.

    This leadership election will decide our strategy, our messaging, and ultimately our chances of winning. The leader you choose will shape our movement for years to come. You won't want to miss out.

  • Article: Jul 2, 2020

    Responding to comments from Kenny MacAskill in which he questioned why the Lord Advocate was not supportive of a legal challenge to test the legality of another independence referendum, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

    "A former Justice Secretary should know that the job of the Lord Advocate is to offer accurate and dispassionate legal advice, not act as a political puppet, telling SNP parliamentarians what they want to hear.

  • Article: Jul 2, 2020

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today called for the Scottish Government to work with transport bosses and local authorities to make face coverings and hand sanitiser available across the country.

    Mr Rennie is calling for mask vending machines to be set up at prominent locations such as bus and train stations and shopping centres to allow everyone to have access to masks.

  • Article: Jul 2, 2020

    A group of Liberal Democrat Highlands and Islands MPs and MSPs have written a joint letter to express their "increasing concern" at the reported threat to the R100 programme for superfast broadband in the Highlands and Islands.

    This follows reports that the ongoing legal action taken against the Scottish Government's handling of procurement for the 'Northern Lot', may mean that its European state aid protection could expire before the contract is actually awarded.

  • Article: Jul 1, 2020

    Following Dominic Raab's statement that China has broken the Joint Declaration by imposing the new 'security law' on Hong Kong, and that the UK govt will now be offering a path to citizenship for BNO status holders, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesperson and Chair of the APPG on Hong Kong Alistair Carmichael said:

  • Article: Jul 1, 2020

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has renewed his calls for ministers to initiate a rapid forward looking inquiry into Scotland's preparedness for a second wave of Covid-19.

    New statistics released today by the National Records of Scotland revealed that at the height of the pandemic coronavirus deaths accounted for 36% of all deaths. That figure has now reduced to 3%.

  • Article: Jul 1, 2020

    Responding to the news that the Scottish Government has identified a cross-border cluster outbreak of Covid-19 in Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

    "Our two governments need to rise above the squabbling over cross border virus controls as the families who have lost people to the virus will be looking on with disgust at the politicking.

  • Article: Jul 1, 2020

    Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart MSP has today called on the Education Secretary to set out what measures will be taken to prevent outbreaks of COVID-19 spreading in schools and to reassure teachers about what will happen if there is a confirmed or probable case.

    Ms Wishart said:

  • Article: Jul 1, 2020

    Commenting on calls from the Royal College of Midwives for lessons to be learnt from the pandemic to save future lives, Scottish Liberal Democrat Willie Rennie said:

    "Throughout this crisis staff across every part of the health service have worked hard to keep people safe and informed about how best to beat the virus.