Carmichael: Scottish Conservative MPs must not risk splitting up UK

Scottish Liberal Democrat MP, Alistair Carmichael, has issued an open letter to Scottish Conservative MPs calling on them to reject Boris Johnson’s Brexit proposal, which would create a border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom. In the letter, Mr. Carmichael asks Scottish Conservatives to reaffirm their commitment to the political integrity of the UK.

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Swinson: PM must request extension to Article 50

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson has demanded the Prime Minister "obey the law and send a letter asking for an extension to Article 50" following votes in the House of Commons today.

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Jamie Stone appointed to Scottish Affairs committee

Commenting on his appointment to the Scottish Affairs committee, Jamie Stone MP said:

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Railway staff should not have to fear Saturday night violence

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has today warned that rail staff should not have to fear violence as he revealed that the British Transport Police (BTP) have been called to more than 1,400 violent incidents directed at staff in the past five years.

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Latte levy must trigger an all-out assault on plastic waste

Responding to the announcement that, after campaigning by the Scottish Liberal Democrats and others, the Scottish Government will introduce a charge on single-use cups, Scottish Liberal Democrat environment spokesperson Rebecca Bell said:

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Johnson's deal is bad for the country

Commenting on reports that a deal has been agreed between the EU and the UK government, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson, said:

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Pupils facing "gobsmacking" multi-mile commutes for lessons

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart has today demanded the Education Secretary take urgent action to cut the "unreasonable" distances between classes, after new research by the Liberal Democrats revealed pupils have been forced to travel 40 mile trips to study basic core subjects. 

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SNP spent more on Shetland by-election than EU referendum

Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael has reacted with concern to reports that the SNP spent more on the recent Shetland by-election than in the entire EU referendum campaign. The party spent £99,000 on the Shetland by-election (of a spending limit of £100,000), compared to just over £90,000 in the 2016 referendum (13% of the limit).

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Lib Dems table People's Vote amendment to Queen's speech

Today, the Liberal Democrats have tabled an amendment to the Queen's speech to put any deal that comes back from Brussels to a People's Vote.

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Sturgeon wants to cut and run rather than defeat Brexit

Responding to Nicola Sturgeon's conference speech, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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