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  • Article: Apr 15, 2019

    When my son Gabriel was born, I didn't imagine that he'd have quite such an active political career before his first birthday.

    But now he's experienced one anti-Trump march, two People's Vote marches, one debate in the House of Commons chamber and one very infamous breach of the pairing arrangements in Parliament. He's probably the most politically active baby in the country.

  • Article: Apr 15, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat animal welfare spokesperson Jenny Marr has today praised the Fire & Rescue Service for their diligent and tireless work supporting communities across Scotland, after new research by the Scottish Liberal Democrats revealed the service responded to 2276 callouts for animal-related emergencies between 2013 and 2018.

  • Article: Apr 14, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie has today has warned of experienced police call handlers could "stream for the exits" as he revealed that over 120 staff have received pay cuts of up to £6,400.

    Now a Scottish Liberal Democrat freedom of information request has revealed that 128 staff face pay cuts of up to £6,400 as a result of changes to back and night shift allowances. The new pay deal came effect on 1 April.

  • Article: Apr 14, 2019

    I'd like to wish all of our Sikh members, supporters and candidates a Happy Vaisakhi.

    I know that today is a very special day for you as you celebrate not only the year that Sikhism was born as a collective faith, the anniversary of the founding of the Khalsa (the collective name given to Sikhs who've been baptised), but also the start of the Sikh New Year.

  • Article: Apr 12, 2019

    We're now fighting TWO elections. Together, we're going to deliver the best results in both elections that we've had in years!
    On 2nd May we need to gain more councils and councillors across England. On 23rd May, we want to elect a Liberal Democrat MEP in every part of the country.

    Our local election campaign is well underway. But we've got a lot to do to ensure our European Election campaign gets off to a flying start too.

  • Article: Apr 12, 2019

    Responding to Nicola Sturgeon's statement that she will outline her thinking on another independence referendum after the Easter recess, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "Brexit or no Brexit, the SNP will always put independence first.

    "The SNP should be working with us to deliver a People's Vote and an end to the constitutional strife that is dividing the UK, not kicking off more chaos of their own making.

  • Article: Apr 12, 2019

    The time he campaigned for Roy Moore in Alabama. When nine women had come forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct.

    Fortunately, Moore lost the seat to Democrat challenger Doug Jones. Which is good, because much like Farage himself, Moore's kind of the worst.

  • Article: Apr 11, 2019

    Brexit latest

    Brexit is still paralysing government and parliament. But I think a significant corner has been turned with the decision of the European Council to extend the timetable for Brexit until Halloween on Oct 31st.

    The sense of drama and crisis has abated somewhat, now that Brexit Day is no longer imminent.

  • Article: Apr 11, 2019

    Responding to comments from SNP backbencher Angus MacNeil MP and former deputy leadership contender Chris McEleny demanding a second independence referendum this year, Scottish Liberal Democrat constitutional affairs spokesperson Wendy Chamberlain said:

    "Brexit or no Brexit, SNP fundamentalists will always put independence first.

  • Article: Apr 11, 2019

    Today Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable has called on the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition to join him in televised Leaders' debates ahead of the EU election.

    Cable stated that a proper debate is needed ahead of European Parliamentary Elections and the two main parties must clearly show their hand on Brexit. In this election, every vote for the Liberal Democrats is one for a People's Vote with an option to remain in the EU.

    Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said:

    "Televised Leaders' debates have become a crucial part of the democratic process ensuring that people get the opportunity to hear each leader put forward their vision for the country.

    "If Labour and the Conservatives believe that their Brexit plans are in the best interest of the country I am sure they will relish the opportunity to have a debate with representatives from all sides of the argument.

    "The EU elections in May will be an opportunity for people to cast a vote against the national embarrassment Brexit has become. Every vote for the Liberal Democrats will be for a People's Vote with an option to remain in the EU."