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  • Article: Jul 20, 2019
    By Vince Cable

    A decade ago we all knew that there was an economic crisis. Banks were collapsing. Credit was drying up. Bankruptcies. Job losses. Escalating budget deficits. A big drop in the currency. You didn't need a Nobel Prize in economics to realise that something was terribly amiss. It was the biggest financial crisis in over a century, and the biggest drop in production and incomes since the interwar period.

  • Article: Jul 19, 2019

    Polling week is coming up and we need you in Brecon and Radnorshire to help us win and get Jane Dodds elected to Parliament.

    It's incredibly helpful for the team if we know where volunteers are going so we can best prepare leaflets, canvassing packs and clerical work.

    So RSVP here to let us know when you can join us.

  • Article: Jul 18, 2019

    Do you know someone special who deserves to be recognized for their service to the party? Yes, it's party awards time again!

    Every year at Autumn Conference we hand out prestigious party awards to members who have done some of the most outstanding work in the party. Going above and beyond the call of duty time and time again.

  • Article: Jul 18, 2019

    Commenting on today's vote to prevent a Conservative Prime Minister proroguing parliament, Liberal Democrat Scottish Affairs spokesperson Jamie Stone MP said:

    "These votes were a milestone victory in blocking Boris Johnson from trampling on our democracy.

    "No Prime Minister should be able to prorogue Parliament to force something through against Parliament's will and these votes are an important part in stopping Boris Johnson doing this.

    "A no deal Brexit would be a disaster for Scotland and must be stopped. The only real way out of this chaos is a People's Vote, with the option to stay in the EU, and the Liberal Democrats will keep fighting as we have done today to make this a reality."

  • Article: Jul 18, 2019

    Commenting on new figures from HMRC and the Scottish Fiscal Commission showing that the Scottish Government face a budget blackhole of more than £200m as a result of lower than expected tax revenues, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "Under the SNP the economy has bounced a long the bottom. Headline-grabbing economic initiatives have promised much but delivered little real change.

  • Article: Jul 18, 2019

    There's just four days left to cast your ballot in the Liberal Democrat leadership election.

    All ballots must be cast by 1pm on Monday 22nd July to count.

    It's quick and easy to vote - all you need are your Unique Voting code - which has been emailed or posted to you - and this website: https://www.mi-vote.com/

  • Article: Jul 18, 2019

    Responding to the announcement today that the opening of Edinburgh's Royal Hospital for Children and Young People could face prolonged delays, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

    "Patients and their parents will undoubtedly be exasperated by the news that the Sick Kids' opening is likely to face prolonged delays.

  • Article: Jul 18, 2019
    By Dan Schmeising
  • Article: Jul 17, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today submitted his party's ten point plan for tackling drug and alcohol misuse to Health Secretary Jeane Freeman and Public Health minister Joe Fitzpatrick, as he warned that another decade of failure will not be tolerated in the wake of figures revealing Scotland now has the worst drug death rate in the developed world.

  • Article: Jul 17, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat MEP Sheila Ritchie will make her debut speech in the European Parliament as she leads a debate on the situation at the USA-Mexican border on Thursday 18th July.

    Ms Ritchie's motion calls for the relevant authorities in the US to guarantee immediately that all detainees have access to basic rights, such as water, food, health and shelter, urges the authorities to immediately find non-custodial alternatives for migrants and refugee children and adults and urges the government of the USA to start reuniting separated families.