“Helping everyone achieve their potential” - Rennie sets out Scottish conference agenda

Speaking ahead of his party’s spring conference next weekend, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today said that this conference is a chance to show that sharp elbows and consistent campaigning can change public policy and that liberal ideas can help everyone to achieve their potential, as he highlighted new policy proposals on closing the attainment gap, early years education and supporting survivors of domestic abuse.

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Stone: RBS are failing their customers

Jamie Stone, Liberal Democrat MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross and Scottish Affairs spokesperson, has today criticised RBS for their poor customer service.

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Lib Dems support School Strike For Climate Campaign

Jamie Stone, MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross and Scottish Affairs spokesperson has today backed young people who are striking over climate change.

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McArthur: Legality of police cyber kiosks remains unresolved

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today warned that “we still have no clarity around how people’s rights will be protected” as a series of letters between Police Scotland, the Crown Office and the Scottish Parliament’s Sub-Committee on Policing highlighted lingering concerns over the legality of Police Scotland’s cyber kiosks.

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Scot Lib Dems unveil Jill Reilly as candidate for Edinburgh East

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today unveiled project manager and former NGO worker Jill Reilly as the party’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Edinburgh East.

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Ministers stonewalling over indyref2 legal advice

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles has today called for the Scottish Government to end their stonewalling and tell Parliament whether they are actively considering another independence referendum without a section 30 order.

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Cole-Hamilton: Independence means “poorer public services”

Responding to Andrew Wilson’s column on independence in the National, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

“With Brexit, the SNP have spent two years setting out the arguments against themselves.

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Rennie: Major economic report warns of Brexit threat

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today condemned “Conservative neglect and Labour compliance” as a new report from Scotland’s Chief Economist warned that Brexit uncertainty is impacting on key economic indicators and a no-deal scenario would lead to a ‘major dislocation’ to the Scottish economy.

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Rennie writes to SPA and Justice Secretary over police call centre pay and conditions

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today written to the Chair of the Scottish Police Authority, the Justice Secretary and the Chief Constable about proposed changes to staff pay and conditions at Police Scotland call centres which he warned would “further threaten the stability and morale of the service centres”.

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Whisky export figures show importance of EU trade

Exports of Scotch whisky hit a record high last year according to analysis of HMRC data by the Scotch Whisky Association published today.

Figures show that the European Union remained the largest region for exports, accounting for 30% of global value and 36% of volume.

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