25 March 2024 – today’s press releases

  • Cameron must address the Commons not just Tory MPs on 1922 Committee
  • Lib Dems welcome motion passed by UN Security Council
  • Rennie responds to former Scottish Government adviser dismantling independence claims

Cameron must address the Commons not just Tory MPs on 1922 Committee

Commenting on the reports that the only Conservative MPs on the 1922 Committee will be given the opportunity to question Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron this afternoon, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Layla Moran MP said:

When we’re facing such serious national security threats, it is outrageous that only Conservative backbenchers will hear from the Foreign Secretary and have the chance to question him, not all MPs.

For over half a year, MPs have been calling for David Cameron to answer questions in the House of Commons. With serious concerns about the threat to our democracy from the Chinese Government, the Foreign Secretary must make that happen as a matter of urgency.

Lib Dems welcome motion passed by UN Security Council

Responding to the UN Security Council calling for an “immediate ceasefire” in Gaza, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Layla Moran MP said:

The Liberal Democrats welcome the motion, passed by the UN Security Council, calling for an immediate and sustainable ceasefire in Gaza. It has been clear for months that an immediate bilateral ceasefire is the only way to end the killing, to get the hostages home safely, and to get desperately-needed humanitarian aid into Gaza.

But this must be more than a temporary ceasefire. It’s vital that the UK government use this resolution, and any truce that might follow, as an opportunity to achieve a permanent ceasefire and to energetically move towards a reconstruction and political process.

After months of violence in which far too many innocent lives have been lost, this resolution brings us one step closer to peace.

Rennie responds to former Scottish Government adviser dismantling independence claims

Responding to a Scotonomics event completely backfiring after a high-profile former Scottish Government economic adviser dismantled SNP claims on independence and told delegates that nationalists “can’t really say that Brexit is the worst thing ever, and then commit the biggest Brexit of all time,” Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Willie Rennie MSP said:

It’s bad enough for the SNP that their economic case for independence has been demolished by a leading academic but for it to be demolished by a leading academic that the SNP leadership endorsed is devastating.

Now even the SNP’s leading economic adviser says their economic case for independence is fantasy, dead and s***.

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