Rennie: Sturgeon and Leonard out of step as public call for final say

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today warned Richard Leonard and Nicola Sturgeon that they are out of step with the people of Scotland as the largest poll of Scotland’s attitudes to Brexit since the EU referendum two years ago shows opposition to leaving has strengthened and there is now overwhelming backing for a People’s Vote on the outcome of negotiations.

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Lib Dems challenge SNP to factcheck their own depute leader

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has today challenged SNP depute leader and face of his party's new "fact checking" service Keith Brown MSP to correct and confirm his own record.

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Rumbles: Rail fare rises soaring above wages

Responding to new figures showing that rail fares are set to rise by 3.2% inline with the RPI rate of inflation from January next year, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said:

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Scot Lib Dems back parent boycott of P1 tests

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today backed a campaign by children's charities, parents' groups and teaching unions inviting parents to withdraw their children from primary 1 tests of literacy and numeracy.

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Scot Lib Dems: GDP stats call for investment in productivity

Commenting on new figures showing that the Scottish economy has grown by just 1.3% in the past year, Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Carolyn Caddick said:

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Radiologist shortage would have been caught by workforce planning annual report

Responding to the news that radiologists have issued a “red alert” because of a shortage of staff, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

“It’s absolutely appalling that the Scottish Government has taken its eye so far off the ball that Scotland’s radiology services could be in danger of collapsing.

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McArthur: Essential revenge porn victims feel confident to coming forward

Commenting on statistics showing that of 551 revenge porn complaints received by police in the first year of the new laws coming into force, less than half were reported on to prosecutors, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

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Union demands P1 tests are scrapped

Responding to reports that the EIS Union has written to the Education Secretary to demand the scrapping of national testing for P1 pupils, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP said:

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Scott condemns Shetlanders' exclusion from university access schemes

Scottish Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson and MSP for Shetland Tavish Scott has written to the Principal of Edinburgh University, Professor Peter Mathieson, criticising the move to award clearing places only to those students identified as being from poorer backgrounds by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD), a decision which excludes every prospective student from a more deprived background currently living in Shetland.

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Pussy Riot condemn Salmond RT show

Responding to comments from Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina condemning western politicians who engage with RT, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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