Rennie: Sturgeon transforming into a Neo-fundamentalist

Nicola Sturgeon is transforming into a Neo-fundamentalist with her uncompromising pursuit of independence. In a speech to party members in Cupar tonight the Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie will say that the First Minister must back down and accept that the voters at the election on June 8th were clearly rejecting another independence referendum.

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Scott warns Ministers against dictating to HIE

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has today warned SNP Ministers must not “dictate to Highlands and Islands Enterprise” following the publication of the government’s controversial Enterprise and Skills Stage 2 review.

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Scott: Audit vindicates need for investment in colleges

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP today said that a new Audit Scotland report, highlighting deteriorating college finances and the serious challenges facing the sector, vindicates calls for new investment to repair Scotland’s colleges.

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Scott demands full independent inquiry on FOI practices

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Tavish Scott has today demanded a full independent inquiry on freedom of information practices during this afternoons debate where the Scottish Government has been heavily criticised for its handling of FOI requests.

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Rumbles: CAP shambles worse under Ewing

Scottish Liberal Democrat rural spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has today criticised the Scottish Government’s disastrous handling of farm payments during a debate in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon.

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Scot Lib Dems: Thousands relying on smooth devolution of benefits

Following the introduction of the Social Security Bill, paving the way for the devolution of powers over eleven benefits, Scottish Liberal Democrat social security spokesperson Caron Lindsay commented: 

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McArthur: SPA needs root and branch governance review

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today called on the Scottish Police Authority to use a new report from the police watchdog condemning its secrecy and weaknesses as the impetus for root and branch reform of the organisation. 

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Jo Swinson is new Lib Dem Deputy Leader

Jo Swinson has been elected unanimously as Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats.

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McArthur: SNP damage to police will take years to fix

Responding to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice’s statement to the Parliament today on the Policing 2026 strategy, Scottish Liberal Democrat Justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP commented: 

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Rennie responds to referendum statement before recess

Responding to reports that Nicola Sturgeon is likely to make a statement on plans for a second independence referendum before recess, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

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