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  • Article: Mar 16, 2021

    Responding to the Government's Integrated Review, released today, Liberal Democrat Defence Spokesperson Jamie Stone MP said:

    "The Government's Integrated Review is not strategic, not integrated, and not a proper review. Rather, it is full of retreat and broken promises.

    "Our Armed forces are being cut back and the Defence budget is in a mess.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have today called for a commission to look into violence against women and girls and consider ways to make society more hospitable to them.

    Party leader Willie Rennie and equalities spokesperson Caron Lindsay are asking for all major parties to commit to a commission to look into these issues and report back with recommendations within the first year of the new Parliament.

  • Article: Mar 15, 2021

    Responding to Douglas Ross' speech to the Scottish Conservative conference, Scottish Liberal Democrat campaign chair Alistair Carmichael said:

    "The Scottish Conservatives are all smoke and mirrors. Douglas Ross is proposing a new retraining scheme mostly funded by just shuffling around money from existing programs.

  • Article: Mar 15, 2021

    Liberal Democrat MPs will this evening vote against the UK Government's Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

    Speaking ahead of the debate, former police officer and MP for North East Fife Wendy Chamberlain said:

    "Like so many others, I was shocked and appalled at the events on Clapham Common on Saturday night. It is an outrage that a peaceful vigil in memory of Sarah Everard was shut down by the police. It is a disgrace that one of the women was arrested. It is very difficult to see how the Met could have gotten this more wrong - and I say that as a former police officer. The leadership have let down the rank-and-file officers. And it is right that Cressida Dick should now consider her position.

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