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  • Article: Nov 12, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton will tomorrow call for the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill to raise the age to 14, arguing that 12 would still leave Scotland lagging behind international best practice.

    The age of criminal responsibility is set to rise from 8 to 12 under legislation currently progressing through the Scottish Parliament.

  • Article: Nov 12, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today called for the Scottish Government to clarify whether millions of pounds of grants awarded to Michelin, Dundee will be repaid if the company closes the plant as planned.

    Mr Rennie said:

    "Michelin have received generous grant awards from the Scottish Government's enterprise agency in recent years.

  • Article: Nov 12, 2018
    By Sal Brinton

    Across the Atlantic, Trump and his cronies are doing their very best to rewrite the definition of transgender out of existence. An agenda of social cleansing that feeds into his administration's insular and antagonistic narrative. We may like to think that Trump's views are in isolation, that his fear of difference does not seep to our shores, but it does.

  • Article: Nov 12, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie today demanded the Scottish Government in future tell the public when it has been duped after a firm was struck off the companies register just two years after being at the centre of a controversial Chinese deal signed by the First Minister.

    The company SINOFORTONE GROUP LTD was this week formally dissolved via a compulsory strike-off by the Registrar of Companies.

  • Article: Nov 9, 2018

    Jeremy Corbyn was asked "If you could stop Brexit, would you?"
    His response?
    "We can't stop it. The referendum took place. Article 50 has been triggered."

    But Brexit can be stopped through a People's Vote

    Vince Cable

    This demonstrates, if proof were needed, that Jeremy Corbyn is working hand in glove with the Conservatives to deliver their ideological Brexit.

  • Article: Nov 9, 2018

    Today, Jo Johnson quit as a Conservative government minister over the Brexit deal Theresa May is putting together - a deal which gives people the worst of both worlds.

    The choice being presented to the British people is no choice at all.

    Jo Johnson MP

    In his resignation statement, Johnson said that the deal being concocted will inflict "serious economic and political harm on the country". He said what is happening is not what anyone wants and the 2016 referendum did not provide any mandate for it.

  • Article: Nov 9, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today said that the Scottish Government should follow in the footsteps of the Isle of Man legislature, which has this week moved to take abortion out of criminal law and introduce safe buffer zones around clinics.

    On removing abortion from criminal law Mr Cole-Hamilton said:

  • Article: Nov 9, 2018
    By Liberal Democrats

    20 years ago today the Human Rights Act became law, incorporating the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law.

    The Liberal Democrats had been campaigning for the Human Rights Act ever since we were founded, but our fight to protect people's rights and freedoms didn't end when it passed...

    Conservative and Labour MPs consistently vote for illiberal new laws that curtail civil liberties.

  • Article: Nov 8, 2018

    It has been reported that more than 400 high-rise residential buildings still have the same type of external cladding blamed for the Grenfell Tower fire.

    When it is about people's homes, safety must come first.

    Grenfell should never have happened. The fact that thousands of families are still living in unsafe high-rise buildings is a disgrace.

  • Article: Nov 8, 2018

    A group including representatives of major pharmaceutical companies have written to the Health Secretary to state that if urgent action is not taken the UK will not have a medicine supply that will suffice in a no deal Brexit.

    The Government simply cannot guarantee that there won't be shortages of medicines