• Article: Oct 18, 2018

    Commenting on new figures from the Scottish Chambers of Commerce warning that business investment and confidence is falling in the face of an uncertain political environment, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "Businesses are right to be concerned about the threat posed by a no deal Brexit, which the Chancellor has confirmed will cost the UK £36 billion.

  • Article: Oct 17, 2018

    Responding to the news that Canada has legalised the recreational use of cannabis, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

    "The laws surrounding recreational use of cannabis are outdated and harmful. Theresa May should follow Justin Trudeau's lead in this liberal and sensible approach to legalising cannabis.

  • Article: Oct 17, 2018

    Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has today used Prime Minister's Questions to challenge the Prime Minister to defend human rights in occupied Palestinian territories.

    The West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar, is facing demolition, an action which the United Nations characterised as a breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and a war crime. Preparations for demolition started on 15th October, with work expected to start at any moment.

  • Article: Oct 17, 2018

    Businesses with 500+ staff should be forced to reveal how they help employees with mental health issues if they fail to disclose the information voluntarily.

    The Companies Act should be amended so employers have to report on workplace mental health.

    Firms must become far more transparent about how they support staff with mental health issues, as well as better measure key mental health indicators such as absences.

  • Article: Oct 17, 2018
    By Sal Brinton

    Once again we've seen us winning a fantastic by-election victory, this time up in Chesterfield on 4 October, with Tony Rogers increasing our vote share to 47% and gaining the seat off Labour, proving that once again where we work hard and find strong local champions, we win. Tony and his team did everything needed to get our message out, find out where our supporters were, and then getting them out to vote on polling day. Congratulations to him and his team, and also to our other winners in local government by elections.

  • Article: Oct 16, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat rural affairs spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has said that a UK Government initiated review of farm funding announced today must ensure that Scotland maintains its present share of UK wide agricultural funding.

    The independent advisory panel will look at how subsidies are handed out across the UK. The UK Government have also confirmed today it will not use the Barnett formula alone as a basis for distributing farm funds post-2022.