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  • Article: Nov 22, 2019

    Responding to Scottish Labour's statement in its manifesto that it could allow an independence referendum in the later years of a Labour government, Scottish Liberal Democrat Campaign Chair Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

    "Scottish Labour has formally caved on independence.

    "They've chopped and changed their position on the issue for months but now voters can read in black and white that they won't stand in Nicola Sturgeon's way on a second independence referendum, even though they know it would be devastating for Scotland.

  • Article: Nov 22, 2019

    Obviously, a quiz about who to vote for on the Lib Dem website was always going to strongly suggest that you'll probably want to vote for the Liberal Democrats.

    But we're very proud of our Plan to Build a Brighter Future.

    From stopping Brexit, to properly investing in our schools and hospitals, to fighting the climate emergency - The Liberal Democrats are the only party with a coherent, inspiring vision for tomorrow.

  • Article: Nov 22, 2019

    There are currently over 4,500 Commonwealth soldiers serving in the British Armed Forces. 1.7m men and women of the Commonwealth forces gave their lives for us during the two World Wars.

    We owe them all a great debt - yet we are not doing nearly enough to support them.

    The Home Office is making a profit off the back of veterans who have risked their lives to protect us.

  • Article: Nov 22, 2019

    Liberal Democrat Leader Jo Swinson and Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie have today used a campaign stop in Glasgow to declare that it is the election of Liberal Democrat MPs that will put the constitutional chaos of Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon to bed.

    Jo Swinson said:

    "For the last decade Scots have been waking up to division and chaos.

  • Article: Nov 22, 2019

    Whether renting or buying, too many people across the country - people who work hard and play by the rules - are struggling to afford good homes in in the right location.

    We are facing a national housing crisis. Both Labour and the Conservatives, in pursuing Brexit, show they are wiling to risk 10% of our construction workers who are from the EU, making this crisis worse.

  • Article: Nov 21, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats have officially launched our 2019 General Election Manifesto!

    In it, we have outlined a clear plan to build a brighter future, where every person, every community and our planet can thrive.

    Don't have time to read the full manifesto right now? Here, we explain our top 5 steps:

    1. Stop Brexit

  • Article: Nov 21, 2019

    Last night, we held our Liberal Democrat manifesto launch event in Camden, North London, where Jo Swinson laid out our ambitious government plans for both people and the planet.

    In her speech, Jo emphasised that the Liberal Democrats are the only party that can take votes away from the Conservatives, the only party that will stop Brexit and the only party that can build a brighter future for our country.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2019

    Today, we can finally share our full Plan for the Future with you!

    This manifesto is a bold plan to build a brighter future for our country.

    That starts with stopping Brexit.

    The Liberal Democrats will build a brighter future for people and our planet.

    Labour and the Conservatives can't offer the country a brighter future because they both want Brexit. We know that will be bad for our economy, bad for our NHS and bad for our environment.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2019

    Responding to the statement from the Cabinet Secretary for Health, on the inquiry into infections at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Scottish Liberal Democrat spokesperson for health Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

    "If this inquiry is going to reassure the public, as it must do, there has to be absolute transparency. The revelations this week show that so far, that has not happened.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2019

    For too many people, things aren't working as they should be. The Conservatives and Labour are stuck in the past, failing time and again to deliver a better future.

    Brexit chaos has distracted from the real issues facing our country. While the Tories and Labour are squabbling over the latest Brexit deal, the country is in crisis.