Speaking after the publication of a Scottish Government report Impacts of Migrants and Migration Into Scotland, the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP said:
Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP today said that the SNP’s aviation policies fly an Airbus A380 through its climate commitments, following its sudden support for Heathrow expansion and plans for a £250 million tax cut for airlines.
Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today written to the convener of the Health and Sport committee, Neil Findlay MSP, to request that the Cabinet Secretary for Health appear before committee members as soon as possible to respond to a crushing new report from Audit Scotland.
Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP today warned that Police Scotland’s budget woes are deepening after new figures revealed the national force expects to overspend its day-to-day policing budget by more than £27m this year, almost a third higher than what was predicted just two months ago.
Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said the foundations of the NHS aren’t safe in the SNP’s hands after a damning new independent report revealed the impact of years of short-sighted decision making by Scottish ministers.
Commenting on the announcement that the First Minister wants to build a coalition of politicians, businesses and universities to oppose a hard Brexit, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:
“If the First Minister was serious about building a broad coalition then she would take independence off the table and not risk compounding the risk of Brexit with another divisive referendum. Independence is not the answer to avoiding a hard Brexit and until she realises this she is creating more uncertainty for businesses across Scotland.
Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson, Mike Rumbles MSP has today said that the Minister for Transport will be held to account if the ScotRail improvement plan is not delivered in full.
The comments come after the Transport and Connectivity Committee where the Minister for Transport, Humza Yousaf, said he expects the ScotRail improvement plan to be delivered in full by the end of the financial year.
Scottish Liberal Democrat equalities spokesperson Caron Lindsay today said that, despite moves in the right direction, it is fundamentally wrong that women are still paid considerably less than men 46 years after the Equal Pay Act was passed
Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has called on the Scottish Government to ensure that resources are focused on reducing cancer in deprived areas after new statistics showed mortality rates are 64% higher than in the least deprived areas.