Police Scotland Brexit bill tops £8m

Commenting on SPA board papers which reveal that Police Scotland’s total spending in relation to Brexit is over £8m as of 9 September 2019, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

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Brexit uncertainty hits state of the economy

Commenting on the Scottish Government’s State of the Economy report which warns that “prolonged Brexit uncertainty” will cost Scotland £500m in the first quarter of next year, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Swinson calls for UK Citizens’ Climate Assembly at Glasgow climate march

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has today joined the Glasgow climate march and called for radical proposals to tackle climate change.

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McArthur responds to Northern Isles Ferry Service announcement

Responding to the Scottish Government’s announcement today  that Serco has been selected as the preferred bidder to operate the new contract for the Northern Isles Ferry Services network, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur commented:

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Scotland’s most deprived communities are three times more likely to die before they reach their 25th birthday

Commenting on new research commissioned by Aberlour Child Care Trust which has found that people from Scotland’s most deprived communities are three times more likely to die before they reach their 25th birthday, Scottish Liberal Democrat equalities spokesperson Caron Lindsay said:

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Jardine: Moment of truth for Scots Tories

Speaking ahead of this evening's votes in Parliament, Scottish Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine said:

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Named Person policy repeal “yet another humiliation” for SNP

Responding to the news that the Education Secretary, John Swinney, will repeal the SNP’s named person legislation, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

“This news is yet another humiliation for the Education Secretary and his Government.

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Poor planning hits landfill target

Responding to a Scottish Government announcement that their plans to introduce a landfill ban will be postponed by a further four years, until 2025, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

“The Scottish Government’s failure to plan means they will breach the ban on waste going to landfill by 2021.

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Rennie marks a year of “devious” SNP ignoring will of parliament over P1 testing

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today marked the one year anniversary of the Scottish Parliament voting to halt national testing of four and five-year-olds, by questioning the First Minster on ignoring the will of parliament and accusing the SNP of “a devious and damaging” refusal to halt the tests.

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Putting up new barriers will not solve any of the crises facing Scottish public services

Commenting on five years since the independence referendum, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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