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  • Article: May 21, 2019

    Tim Farron, Layla Moran and Vince Cable spoke at our last rally of the EU elections in London this evening. And they were joined by a special guest - Andrew MacKinlay, former Labour MP for Thurrock.

    Read their barnstorming speeches and catch up on the action here:


    What you do in the last few hours matters massively.

  • Article: May 21, 2019

    Theresa May got up and gave another Brexit speech earlier and confirmed what we already knew. She's going to put the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to Parliament - with some minor changes.

    Amongst those, she offered a vote on a People's Vote - but only if the bill passes its second reading.

    Liberal Democrats are clear. We want to stop Brexit. We won't vote for any deal that doesn't promise to give the people the final say.

  • Article: May 21, 2019

    Following the news that another police force will conduct a review after Police Scotland found there was "wholly unsatisfactory and unprofessional" conduct within the former Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP commented:

    "These events resembled scenes from Life on Mars. Chaotic filing was followed by officers being sent to buy an incinerator and petrol, taking documents to a wasteland by a river, then setting alight to them in a car park.

  • Article: May 21, 2019

    On a campaign visit to Water Ski & Wakeboard Scotland in Dunfermline, which saw him take to the water to illustrate the "wave of support" buoying Liberal Democrat candidates up and down the country, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said voting for a Liberal Democrat candidate on Thursday is a vote to make the chaos of Brexit stop.

  • Article: May 21, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat Transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles today pressed the Transport Secretary on the huge increase in rail compensation claims, after it was revealed that ScotRail has seen a 72.8% increase in the amount of compensation being paid to customers, topping £1,119,818 for 2018/19.

    Mike Rumbles stressed that despite three improvement plans in two years ScotRail is still failing to meet national targets on performance and customer service.

  • Article: May 21, 2019

    Responding to comments from SNP MEP Alyn Smith, that he is "agnostic" on what currency an independent Scotland would use, Scottish Liberal Democrat lead European election candidate Sheila Ritchie said:

    "Perhaps Alyn Smith couldn't remember what the answer was supposed to be this week.

    "SNP indecision and confusion will send shivers up the spine of everyone who lives and works in Scotland.

  • Article: May 21, 2019

    Jeremy Purvis, former MSP for Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale, is set to use a House of Lords debate on twenty years of devolution to list the successes of devolution and raise the importance of localism to establishing a long term legacy for local communities.

    Commenting ahead of the debate, Lord Purvis said:

  • Article: May 21, 2019
    By Vince Cable

    On Friday 17th May, I visited Gibraltar with our lead South West England candidate, Caroline Voaden.

    Gibraltar's part of the South West of England constituency in the European elections. We've always had strong support there, receiving over 67% of the vote there last time around in 2014.

    We're set for a strong result - sending both Caroline Voaden and Anthony Hook, our first and second South West candidates, to the European Parliament

  • Article: May 21, 2019

    Corbyn's catastrophic Brexit strategy is plodding on. Rather than acting in the interest of the country, he's working to stitch up a Brexit behind closed doors with the Tories.

    He's ducking his commitment to a People's Vote. When asked today, he wouldn't even rule out abstaining on Theresa May's Brexit deal when it goes through the Commons in June. That's voting with the Tories without having to say he did.

  • Article: May 20, 2019

    There's been a clear pattern emerging in recent opinion polls. Labour is sinking lower and lower - and the Lib Dems are on the up: