Rumbles: SNP must end council tax plans

Scottish Liberal Democrat business manager Mike Rumbles MSP today said that the SNP must end the council tax rather than entrench it, after it was confirmed that a debate will now take place ahead of the vote on the Scottish Government’s proposal to increase rates this Thursday. 

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Cole-Hamilton: Ministers can’t simply cross fingers for A&E

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today called on the Scottish Government to provide frontline doctors and nurses with the support they need as the latest monthly A&E statistics show hundreds of patients waiting for more than eight hours. 

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McArthur: ‘Police officer numbers a routine pretence’

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP today branded SNP Ministers’ boasts of police officer numbers a “routine pretence”, following reports that their commitment to extra officers isn’t being delivered the majority of the time.

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McArthur: SNP missed fuel poverty target by country mile

Scottish Liberal Democrats today said the Scottish Government has missed its warm homes target by “a country mile” after SNP ministers today defaulted on their commitment to eradicate fuel poverty by November 2016, missing it by 845,000 households. 

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Rennie: This should be the week to bury the Council Tax not to raise it

Speaking ahead of a week when the SNP is expected to enact a statutory instrument to increase the Council Tax for properties in Band E and above, the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie has urged them to change course.

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Rennie: Tea and sympathy won't help Amazon workers

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today accused the First Minister of hypocrisy after she welcomed the introduction of the UK’s new £8.45 Living Wage today, despite the Scottish Government paying millions in grants to companies who do not pay their workers the Living Wage.

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McArthur: Public consultation delivers red card for OBFA

Commenting after the public consultation on the future of the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act (OBFA) showed clear support to repeal the act, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesman Liam McArthur MSP said:

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Scottish Liberal Democrats reveal SNP Government didn’t assess Heathrow environmental impact

Scottish Liberal Democrats today revealed that the SNP Government did not undertake any assessment of what impact the expansion of Heathrow would have upon Scotland’s environment before controversially announcing its support for a third runway. 

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Rennie: report shows value of liberal, open and tolerant country

Speaking after the publication of a Scottish Government report Impacts of Migrants and Migration Into Scotland, the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP said:

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McArthur: Heathrow support flies A380 through climate commitments

Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP today said that the SNP’s aviation policies fly an Airbus A380 through its climate commitments, following its sudden support for Heathrow expansion and plans for a £250 million tax cut for airlines. 

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