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  • Article: Apr 23, 2019

    Commenting on reports that Donald Trump is set to make a state visit to the UK in the summer, Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesperson Jo Swinson MP said:

    "It is extremely disappointing that Trump has been granted a state visit in June when the opposition to rolling out the red carpet for him has been communicated widely.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2019

    Responding to the news that the First Minister intends to make a statement to parliament regarding "Scotland's political future", Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie warned:

    "The First Minister should take the opportunity to tell parliament that she is ruling out another independence referendum. She must tell parliament that she has learnt the lesson of Brexit, that breaking up long-term economic partnerships is damaging and divisive and that she does not want to inflict that on Scotland with independence.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2019

    Responding to a written parliamentary question answered by the Minister for Public Finance confirming that the Scottish Government still plan to reduce Air Departure Tax across the board by 50%, Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

    "While Ian Blackford joins other party leaders in meeting environmental activist Greta Thunberg, SNP ministers are sat squarely in the pocket of airline lobbyists. They are proposing pumping tens of thousands of tonnes of additional emissions into the atmosphere.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrats today said the SNP are "relying on a loophole big enough to drive a rubbish truck through" after a new study showed authorities aren't ready for the 2021 ban on landfill and that preparations are being made to send waste to Northern England and abroad.

    The Waste Markets Study showed:

  • Article: Apr 21, 2019

    Today we join Christians in the UK and across the world in celebrating Easter- a time of reflection, renewal and redemption. Across the globe, Christians will come together to worship and spend time with family and friends in celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Meanwhile as liberals who believe in freedom of worship for all, we stand in solidarity with those Christians who are persecuted for their beliefs.

  • Article: Apr 20, 2019

    Five reasons to vote for the Liberal Democrats in the European elections on 23rd May.

    1. To vote against Brexit

    The Liberal Democrats are the only nation-wide party to have been fighting Brexit since the very beginning.

    We've spent three years campaigning for a People's Vote with an option to remain in the EU.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2019

    I suspect that many people outside the church think that Christmas is the most important date in the Christian calendar. It isn't Christmas, but Easter. While at Christmas we celebrate Jesus, the son of God coming to earth, taking on human form and living like we do. At Easter, we remember he died for us and was brought back to life.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have today warned that the UK Government's "chaotic and cavalier" approach to Brexit is putting council services and projects at risk, after it was revealed that Scotland's local authorities have obtained over £100m from the EU over the past three years.

    Figures collected by the Scottish Liberal Democrats from 30 of Scotland's 32 councils, show that at least £106.4 million of funding has been assigned to local authorities from EU sources since 2015/16.

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    Article: Apr 19, 2019
    By Shaun Roberts

    Our printers are working through the night to create mailings to 2.8 million people across the UK - telling them why they need to vote Liberal Democrat in the European elections.

    We're off to a flying start thanks to your generous donations.


    In both the local and European elections, we have a real story to tell. Your support enables us to tell our story to millions online and offline.

    Our campaigning up and down the country is delivering more Lib Dem voters in the local elections and more votes to stop Brexit.

    But as the EU election has been called so suddenly, it means we don't know if we can raise the funds to keep campaigning at this high level.

    The Liberal Democrats are the ONLY pro-Remain party with the capacity to deliver a European election campaign on such short notice - here's what the papers are saying:

  • Article: Apr 19, 2019

    Responding to the Scottish Government's new recommendations for standardised testing, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott said:

    "The last thing Scottish teachers want is yet more guidance to plough through. So much for reducing bureaucracy in the classroom.

    "The government's own review of testing has not yet reported so why would they throw out these recommendations? Once again, the government makes it up as they go along."