We should encourage enterprising approach, not ban it"

Commenting after it has been revealed Argyll and Bute council ordered 9 year-old Martha Payne to delete a blog which sparked a national debate about school dinners, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP said:

“Argyll and Bute council have made a dogs dinner of this. Rather than seriously deal with the pupil's concerns, they have chosen to silence her.

“I am delighted by her enterprising approach to highlighting an age-old problem, and encourage the council to work with her to create healthy and tasty school dinners.

“By reviewing good dinners as well as bad Martha was being fair, it’s a shame that the Council haven’t followed her example.

“Martha clearly has a bright future ahead of her. We should be seeking to reward her courage, not ban it.”