Independence paralysis leaves Scotland adrift

Commenting on today’s Programme for Government, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Spending Review cannot hide Brexit damage

Responding to today’s Spending Review, Liberal Democrat Scottish Affairs spokesperson Jamie Stone MP said:

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Rumbles calls for groundwork to be laid for fresh rail operator

Commenting on ScotRail boss Alex Hynes’ appearance before the Rural Affairs and Connectivity committee, at which he confirmed that the rail firm did not expect to meet the franchise performance target of 92.5% until the end of 2021, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said:

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Wishart arrives at parliament and gets straight to work demanding improvements to nursery care in Shetland

Beatrice Wishart, who was sworn in as the MSP for Shetland this afternoon, has in her first act as a parliamentarian written to Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Maree Todd, demanding she take immediate action to ensure that the government’s childcare rollout does not squeeze out private providers who deliver early years care and flexible provision.

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Rennie: SNP taken their eye off the ball because of independence obsession

Responding to the programme for government set out today by the First Minister, Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie said:

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Minister needs to come clean on whether CMAL board threatened to resign

Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy Derek Mackay today dodged questions on whether or not the board of Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) threatened to resign following a statement updating parliament on the company’s situation.

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Allan Marshall case exposes failed FAI process

Commenting on today’s story in the Daily Record on the death of Allan Marshall, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

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SNP refuse Lib Dem calls for public inquiry over Sick Kids hospital delay

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton has today criticised the Scottish government over their refusal to agree to a public inquiry over the long delayed Sick Kids hospital in Edinburgh.

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Jardine: Labour in Scotland "pointless and irrelevant"

Responding to Lesley Laird’s Good Morning Scotland interview, Scottish Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine said:

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Cole-Hamilton: rising NHS vacancies jeopardising care

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has criticised the Scottish Government for failing to make any progress on filling “persistent” vacant posts across the NHS.

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