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We believe that the role of the state is to enable all citizens to attain these ideals, to contribute fully to their communities and to take part in the decisions which affect their lives.

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    Article: May 22, 2015

    The Liberal Democrat leadership candidates Tim Farron and Norman Lamb have joined forces to launch the party's campaign to protect the Human Rights Act.

    Before the election, the Liberal Democrats warned that if the Conservatives won a majority they would scrap the Human Rights Act.

    Now the Conservatives have set out plans to abolish the Human Rights Act in the first 100 days of this Parliament.

  • Article: May 21, 2015

    Before the election Liberal Democrats warned that if the Conservatives won a majority they would scrap the Human Rights Act.

    Now the Conservatives have set out plans to abolish the Human Rights Act in the first 100 days of this Parliament.

    The Human Rights Act protects your basic human rights regardless of your gender, religion or background and ensures that everyone is treated equally and fairly.

  • Article: May 20, 2015

    Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie MSP, has unveiled new plans to ensure his party listens to the views of people across Scotland.

    Following the General Election result, Mr Rennie has instructed the party to set up its biggest and most democratic listening exercise, with a policy roadshow being launched this summer.

  • Article: May 19, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have used a Scottish Government debate to press ministers to improve access to mental health services.

    During a debate on Allied Health Professionals in parliament today, Mr Hume said the role of these individuals must be central to the treatment and prevention of mental ill health.

  • Article: May 19, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has said that another setback in the improvements of Scotland's A&E waiting times shows that the SNP Government still has its eye off the ball.

    Weekly A&E figures published today showed that 155 patients faced waits of more than 8 hours, up from 76 the previous week.

  • Article: May 15, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats first post-election volunteer event has been described as a runaway success.

    On Wednesday 120 volunteers visited the party's London HQ for the first event since polling day.

    The event provided new members and volunteers with the opportunity to socialise with other Liberal Democrats as well as to find out more about what volunteering with the party involves and rounded off with some phone calling.

  • Article: May 15, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has accused the SNP of distorting their mandate following reports of Nicola Sturgeon's meeting with the Prime Minister today.

    Mr Rennie said:

    "The SNP are already distorting their mandate.

    "During the election they said their priorities were austerity and trident but since the election it's all been about the constitution.

  • Article: May 14, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has urged Nicola Sturgeon to make Scotland's moral obligation to provide refuge to the migrant people seeking safety in Europe the number one priority in talks with Prime Minister David Cameron tomorrow (Friday 15th May).

    In a letter sent to the First Minister today, Mr Rennie said the Scottish Government should come to the table with a clear plan to enable people, who are putting their lives at risk on a journey to Europe, to be accommodated in Scotland.

  • Article: May 14, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said that the SNP's appointment of Alex Salmond as foreign affairs spokesman is like putting Mr Bean in charge of the World Bank.

    Alex Salmond's previous forays in foreign affairs as First Minister saw him snub a meeting with the Dalai Lama, speak of his admiration for President Putin despite the treatment of gay rights before the Sochi winter Olympics, and describe NATO's humanitarian intervention in Kosovo as an "unpardonable folly."

  • Article: May 14, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has challenged SNP ministers to do better by young people with disabilities as he highlighted figures showing only 0.4% of modern apprentices are disabled.

    Speaking during a Scottish Government debate on Modern Apprenticeships today, Mr McArthur raised concern at the lack of improvement in participation when some 8 percent of 16-24 year olds in Scotland is disabled.