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  • Article: Aug 17, 2019
    By Sal Brinton

    Congratulations to Jane Dodds and the Welsh Lib Dems for the brilliant result in Brecon and Radnorshire! Thank you to everyone of you who helped, both by appearing in the constituency to knock on doors and deliver leaflets, and for those who phoned, helped with admin tasks from a distance too. Jane is already showing that she will be an exceptional MP, joining Jo Swinson's parliamentary party.

  • Article: Aug 16, 2019

    There are plenty of similarities between Boris Johnson and Donald Trump. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery - maybe it's Johnson's way of sucking up for that trade deal. Which probably makes him the only person in the country looking forward to chlorinated chicken.

    In fact, in a speech a while, Trump said "they call [Johnson] Britain Trump and people are saying that's a good thing. They like me over there."*

  • Article: Aug 16, 2019

    Commenting on the nationalisation of the Ferguson shipyard, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "Some serious mistakes have been made which have resulted in delayed ferries for west coast communities and the jobs of hundreds of workers put at risk.

    "Today is not the day to apportion blame and urgent lessons must be learnt.

  • Article: Aug 16, 2019

    People are fed up of seeing politicians arguing for things that put their party's interest above the country. We have to come together to prevent Boris Johnson crashing us out the EU without a deal. I'm proud of the work that the Liberal Democrats have done with MPs from all parties and none to make stopping Brexit a real possibility.

  • Article: Aug 16, 2019
    By Chris Lovell

    Coming straight off the back of the Brecon and Radnorshire campaign, we launched our election campaign for Sheffield Hallam at the weekend, with more than 100 people who joined us to knock on doors, deliver leaflets, and help with clerical work in the office.

    It seems like promising Lib Dem by-elections are like buses - you wait for a long time and then two come along at once!

  • Article: Aug 16, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has written to the Lord Advocate about the findings of the Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) describing the brutal death of Allan Marshall, an inmate of HMP Edinburgh in 2015.

    Mr McArthur's letter highlights concerns about the time taken for the FAI to conclude and for the facts to be made public, as well as the lack of criminal prosecution.

  • Article: Aug 15, 2019

    Responding to comments from Jeremy Corbyn confirming that the Labour party is no longer opposed to a second Scottish independence referendum, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "I feel sorry for Scottish Labour voters. They've been hung out to dry time and time again by a leader who gets it wrong on independence and wrong on Brexit.

  • Article: Aug 15, 2019

    Commenting on new figures which show that Scottish rail users are set to pay hundreds of pounds more for annual season tickets, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said:

    "Rail users are shelling out thousands of pounds a year to a firm whose action and improvement plans arrive more regularly than their trains.

  • Article: Aug 15, 2019
    By Jo Swinson

    In just eleven weeks, however, our country faces an immediate crisis: crashing out of the EU without any deal. The most cavalier and catastrophic of Brexits: putting at risk hundreds of thousands of jobs , public services including our NHS , and even our national security.

    So in this moment of national emergency, I stand ready to work with anyone to stop Boris Johnson and his hard-line Brexit government.

  • Article: Aug 15, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today criticised the "lax and irresponsible" mismanagement of the Sick Kids crisis, after revealing that more than a month after the hospital move was cancelled buses in Edinburgh are continuing to display adverts that direct parents to the deserted hospital.