Rennie: Corbyn comments show Labour have given up on Europe

Responding to the comments made by Jeremy Corbyn today, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

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Rumbles: Statement to Parliament needed over ScotRail boss resignation

Responding to the resignation of Phil Verster, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said: 

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Scot Lib Dems: Ministers given marching orders over enterprise board

In a statement following the SNP Government’s defeat over their plans to abolish the board of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Northern Isles MSPs Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur said: 

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Scott: Attempts to reduce teacher workload a “dossier of failures”

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott has branded efforts by Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) bosses to reduce teacher workloads as a “dossier of failures”, following their appearance at the Parliament’s Education Committee today. 

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Rumbles: Rail improvement fund raid “scandalous and fraudulent”

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has today branded proposals to fund one week of free travel for ScotRail season ticket holders out of the fund designed to pay for service improvements as “scandalous and fraudulent”.

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Scottish Liberal Democrats: Key to strong economy is investment in education

Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson, Cllr Carolyn Caddick, has today said that significant investment in education and skills is the key to reducing unemployment and growing the economy as new figures show Scotland has continued to slip behind the rest of the UK on both unemployment and employment.

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McArthur: Thousands of short-term sentences show reform is essential

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today spoken out against short-term prison sentences after new statistics revealed short-term sentences of up to 3 months made up 30% of custodial sentences in 2015-16.

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McArthur: SNP MSPs can’t hide from HIE vote

Scottish Liberal Democrat Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today described SNP Ministers as “arrogant and tone-deaf” over their proposals to abolish the board of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). 

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Rennie: Tories are turning Brexit into a democratic stitch up

Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie MSP has accused the Conservatives of being "hell bent" on a hard Brexit.

Speaking after the Prime Minister’s speech on Brexit, Willie Rennie MSP said, "The Prime Minister's speech has confirmed that the Conservatives are hell bent on a hard Brexit regardless of what the impact will be on millions of people through higher prices and greater instability.

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Scottish Liberal Democrats: Spike in number of children in temporary accommodation

The Scottish Liberal Democrats today said the SNP Government’s decision to abandon more ambitious housing policies has contributed to a rise in the number of children in temporary accommodation, after new figures showed a 17% year-on-year increase. 

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