Cable: In EU election Leaders' debates I will be the voice for remain

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.

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Scot Lib Dems: SNP fundamentalists desperate for indyref2 split their party

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:

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Scot Lib Dem comment on Jackie Bird standing down

Commenting on the news that Jackie Bird is to depart Reporting Scotland after thirty years at the helm, Scottish Liberal Democrat culture spokesperson Eileen McCartin said: 

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Carmichael: Make Scottish bank notes legal tender

Scottish Liberal Democrat deputy leader Alistair Carmichael MP has today lodged a Bill in the House of Commons calling for Scottish banknotes to be accepted throughout the UK.

 

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Scotland desperately needs more school capacity

Commenting on a new report from Scape, The School Places Challenge 2019, which warns that an additional 13,600 pupils will join Scotland’s school system by 2020/2021 and to meet this demand Scotland will need to build 453 additional secondary school classrooms, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP said:

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Scot Lib Dems reveal thousands of Universal Credit recipients slipping into rent arrears

Liberal Democrat Work and Pensions spokesperson Christine Jardine MP has today called for an end to “Conservative ministers cruelly balancing the books on the backs of the poorest”, as she revealed new figures showing thousands more Scots in local authority housing have slipped into rent arrears since the roll out of Universal Credit.

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Cole-Hamilton on infection death at Princess Royal

Responding to the news that a third baby has died after contracting a rare blood infection at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Rennie: IMF report should put to bed Brexit fantasies

Responding to the warning from the IMF that a no-deal Brexit could plunge the UK into a two-year recession, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said: 

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“Tory plans for gap year deckhands insulting to fishermen” says Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has criticised UK Government plans for skills shortages in the fishing industry to be filled by young people on gap years and branded it an “insult to the industry”.

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Jardine calls for action to support Edinburgh West family desperate for cannabis-based medicine

Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has today called for action to support parents - like her constituent Karen Gray - who are desperate for the cannabis-based medicines which they believe could end their child’s suffering and which have been promised by the UK Government.

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