Scottish education needs certainty not a tax gamble

To be the best again Scottish education needs transformational investment.

Liberal Democrats have been crystal clear about our plans to use the tax powers of the Scottish Parliament to achieve investment of £475m in our education system.

But the first leaders’ debate left Scotland confused about the SNP 50p policy, and which services the Tories would cut to pay for their tax plans.

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Improving mental health treatment for young people

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to meet a brave young woman who told me about her experience of mental ill health.

Only a few years ago she was suffering from depression and following a break up from her boyfriend she considered suicide.

What happened next was horrible. She was told by a doctor at accident and emergency that she was a drain on the NHS.

No support, no treatment, just a lecture.

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Locked out

Today I was due to meet management at Amazon in Dunfermline to discuss concerns over the way that the company treats their staff.

Instead, they cancelled the meeting at the last minute and left me locked out on the pavement outside their Fife depot.

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