Lib Dems propose pop up shops for NHS workers

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today called on the major supermarkets to explore proposals for pop up fresh food stores in hospitals to ensure that hardworking medical staff have access to food. 

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Carmichael meets with PM to discuss coronavirus response

Liberal Democrat Chief Whip and Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael has today met with the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, alongside other senior opposition MPs, to discuss the Government’s response to the spread of coronavirus.

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Lib Dems demand package of financial support for workers and self-employed.

Today, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey has written to the Chancellor urging him to set up a Citizen's Income, which should act as a minimum income guaranteed to all UK adults, as part of the government's response to the coronavirus crisis.

In the letter (below) he also sets out proposals for a subsided salary scheme, a self-employed income guarantee and a boost to Statutory Sick Pay.

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EU citizens must have automatic right to stay, as Settled Status refusals soar

The Liberal Democrats are calling for EU citizens to be given the automatic right to stay in the UK, as new official figures show the number of people refused Settled Status soaring last month.

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Rennie on school closures and exam cancellations

Responding to the Education Secretary’s statement on the closure of schools and nurseries, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:
“We support the decision to close most schools and nurseries as it is based on scientific advice on how best to keep people safe.
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Cole-Hamilton condemns virus scammers and profiteers

Commenting on reports of bogus callers targeting the elderly with offers of fake coronavirus tests, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Lib Dems launch Coronavirus Community Taskforce

Today, Liberal Democrat Acting Leader Ed Davey has set up a Coronavirus Community Taskforce to coordinate Liberal Democrat councillors', members', activists' and supporters' response to the Coronavirus crisis in their communities. 

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Lib Dems respond to school closures

Responding to the news that Scotland’s schools and nurseries will close at the end of this week, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

“I fully support the First Minister’s decision to close schools and nurseries by the end of the week as it is right to follow the scientific advice.

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Scot Lib Dem conference postponed due to coronavirus

Scottish Liberal Democrats have announced that the party’s spring conference, which was set to take place in Peebles on 22-24th May has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Jardine thanks NHS Scotland Staff in Parliament

Edinburgh West MP, Christine Jardine, has today tabled a motion to Parliament thanking NHS Scotland staff for their work amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The motion has been submitted jointly with her Scottish Liberal Democrat parliamentary colleagues, and recognises the immense pressured placed on doctors, nurses and support staff, as well as the risk posed to their own health while carrying out their roles.

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