Salmond’s TV show “dishonest and misleading”

Responding to news that Alex Salmond’s RT show has breached broadcasting rules, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

“Although it has been obvious to most of us for quite some time, finally the official verdict is in – Alex Salmond’s RT show has been dishonest and misleading.

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Far North wins bid for first spaceport in the UK

Jamie Stone, MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, has today welcomed Business Secretary Greg Clark’s announcement  that A’Mhoine in Sutherland will receive millions of pounds in investment and be the site of the UK’s first spaceport.

Commenting Jamie Stone said:

“The spaceport is an incredibly exciting prospect for North Sutherland - becoming the future spaceport for the whole of the UK, our own British Cape Canaveral.

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Jardine protests “VIP visitor treatment” for Trump

Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesperson Christine Jardine MP will today address the Scotland United Against Trump protest in Edinburgh and criticise the Prime Minister for celebrating the visit of one of the most unpopular presidents in memory.

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Poll shows people don’t want Brexit chaos compounded by independence

Responding to a new poll which shows only 23% of Scots think Nicola Sturgeon should call an independence referendum in the Autumn, Scottish Liberal Democrat Europe spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP said:

“Less than a quarter of people want Nicola Sturgeon to launch a new independence campaign in the Autumn. Could it be any clearer?

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Scot Gov needs to look at Falls Strategy if it’s serious about inactivity

“Getting out and about is hugely important for our mental health as well as physical.

“Healthy weight initiatives need to permeate every aspect of life in Scotland. That means making our streets more walkable, active travel more sustainable and healthy food more easily available.”

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Scott: Aberdeen strike action harms NHS patients in the Isles

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has today appealed to Unite’s Scottish Secretary, Pat Rafferty, to allow lifeline medical flights from the islands to continue throughout their newly announced strike periods.

Workers at Aberdeen Airport have announced their intention to strike at points throughout late July and August. This would deny NHS patients living in Orkney and Shetland the opportunity to attend scheduled medical appointments in Aberdeen through no fault of their own.

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Homeshare can help solve the housing crisis

Responding to confirmation that the number of Scottish households is expected to increase by around a third over the next two decades, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has called on the Scottish Government to back Lib Dem calls for a National Care and Accommodation Exchange.

Household numbers are expected to increase by 317,000 by 2041. The number of households headed by someone over the age of 70 is expected to increase by 58%.

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Trump shouldn’t expect warm reception

Responding to Donald Trump’s comments ahead of his UK visit, Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesperson Christine Jardine MP said:

“Despite his warm words about friendship with Boris, I hope Donald Trump won’t be under any illusion he’s in for a warm reception in Scotland.

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Scot Gov misses stroke targets by a mile

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today chastised the government for missing its own stroke targets by a huge margin.

64% of stroke victims were reported to have been given appropriate care (as outlined in the Scottish Stroke Care Standards). The Scottish Government target for appropriate care is 80%.

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“Same old story” with poor A&E waiting time performance

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has criticised the Scottish Government for letting performance against the 4-hour A&E waiting time target slip once again.

New ISD statistics published today show only 90.8% of those attending A&E were seen within 4 hours. The Scottish Government’s target is 95%. This has not been achieved since July 2017.

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