At a hearing of the Scottish Parliament health committee this week, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP asked health secretary Shona Robison whether she agrees with doctors that Scotland is facing a GP crisis.
The SNP ought to be heading for a defeat on local taxation in the Scottish Parliament today.
Every SNP leader since John Swinney has promised to axe the council tax. There was no room for doubt in their 2007 election manifesto. “The SNP will scrap the Council Tax and introduce a fairer system based on ability to pay”, was the promise. But after nine years in government they seem to have changed their tune.
In his speech today, Willie Rennie spoke about how great it feels to be winning again in Scotland, the SNP's record in Government, what's coming in the next five years at Holyrood and on the SNP and the Tories - the terrible twins of Scottish Politics.
Since the Brexit vote in June we have had warnings from everyone from universities, to banks and manufacturers warn that the vote to leave will impact on jobs. Yesterday we had reports that the price of Irn Bru could increase too.
Last week the SNP confirmed they plan to increase local council tax. Their plan is to raise £100 million a year to spend on increasing attainment across Scotland.
Scottish Liberal Democrats believe in investing in education. That is why we proposed putting one penny on income tax to raise £500 million a year to transform nursery education, introduce a pupil premium, stop cuts to our schools and repair our colleges. We were clear with the electorate about why this investment is so desperately needed.
Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesman Tavish Scott MSP today said that the failure of the UK government to guarantee the residency status of EU citizens could have a chilling effect on higher education in Scotland.
Scottish Liberal Democrat rural affairs spokesperson Mike Rumble MSP today said new figures revealing a spike in farm debt underline the challenges facing Scottish agriculture.
Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today called for a step change in mental health treatment in Scotland as new figures revealed that waiting time targets for psychological therapies have been missed.
Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has warned the Scottish Government is allowing nurses become overstretched after latest figures show that there are over 2,500 nursing and midwifery vacancies.