Dundee council must show support for Dalai Lama and human rights

Willie Rennie, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, has called on a senior representative from SNP run Dundee City Council to speak at the Dalai Lama event on Friday.

Commenting Willie Rennie said:

"For an event of such significance Dundee City Council need to provide a speaker.

"I can understand why the Provost is not available but it would be a mistake for a senior representative of the council to be absent from the speakers.

"The Council were once full partners in the event but, following a visit from the Chinese consul, they are distancing themselves.

"The Council need to speak at and fully support the event or we will conclude they have been nobbled by the Chinese government.

"The SNP have put their interests above human rights."