Posts Tagged “scottish lib dems”

In other news… Hemming “resignation threat”, Rogerson on second home tax, Russell on Israel & more

by Stephen Tall on November 4, 2012

MP John Hemming’s fury over ‘cover-ups’ (Daily Express) A LIB Dem MP threatened to resign the party whip last night and sit as an independent unless child protection was treated “more seriously”. John Hemming said the Government was “dangerously complacent” about the level of cover-ups at ­children’s homes and in the ­wider family justice system. […]

Scottish Lib Dem conference: your LDV reader

by Stephen Tall on November 2, 2009

On Saturday, LDV reported the news that the Scottish Lib Dems were uniting behind leader Tavish Scott’s opposition to the SNP referendum on independence, ahead of a special private conference for party members. And so it came to pass, as the BBC reports:
Tavish Scott has consistently opposed a referendum, but some divisions within […]

Scottish Lib Dems win anti-independence vote, call for new Holyrood powers

by Stephen Tall on March 6, 2009

As anticipated on Lib Dem Voice here, the Scottish Lib Dems’ call for a referendum on Scottish independence to be postponed until at least 2011 – the date of the next Holyrood elections – received a substantial majority last night. (…)

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Scottish Lib Dems call for end to “chatter about the constitution”

by Stephen Tall on March 4, 2009

Lib Dem Voice reported last week that Scottish Lib Dem leader Tavish Scott had made clear his opposition to a referendum on Scottish independence: Liberal Democrats do not support independence and we will not support a referendum that could let (…)

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Tavish makes BBC webcast date

by Stephen Tall on March 3, 2009

BBC.co.uk reports: An online interview with Scottish Lib Dem leader Tavish Scott will see him answer questions submitted by members of the public at the party conference. BBC Scotland’s political editor Brian Taylor will quiz the Shetland MSP in the (…)

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Tavish vetoes SNP independence referendum hopes

by Stephen Tall on February 26, 2009

Despite Lord (Paddy) Ashdown’s public declaration last week that the Lib Dems should support a referendum on Scottish independence, Tavis Scott has made it clear he won’t budge – here’s today’s Daily Telegraph: Tavish Scott, the Scottish Lib Dem leader (…)

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Paddy: Scottish Lib Dems wrong to veto independence referendum

by Stephen Tall on February 17, 2009

The Scotsman reports on the intervention of former Lib Dem leader, Lord (Paddy) Ashdown: THE Unionist parties in Scotland should back a referendum on independence to finish off the SNP as a political force once and for all, former Liberal (…)

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Lib Dem Scottish and London budget news

by Stephen Tall on February 3, 2009

Okay, okay I admit it – that title isn’t likely to entice in hordes of readers. But it is kinda important, so read on… In Scotland: The SNP will be able to pass its budget, second time around, thanks to (…)

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See if you can spot the flaw in The Scotsman's reasoning

by Stephen Tall on January 31, 2009

LDV reported this week on the Scottish Lib Dems’ decision to open talks with the SNP, following the casting vote rejection by the Holyrood parliament of the nationalists’ £33bn budget. In its budget analysis, The Scotsman poses the question, Why (…)

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