Scot Lib Dems demand APD cut is ruled out indefinitely

Scottish Liberal Democrat environment spokesperson Mariam Mahmood has today welcomed officials statistics that Scotland has reduced its carbon footprint but has called on the Scottish Government to “rule out massive tax cuts for the aviation industry indefinitely.” 

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Cole-Hamilton: Child mental health waits "should shame ministers"

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today declared that the failure to treat child mental health properly "should shame ministers" after new waiting time statistics were revealed to be the worst recorded since September 2015. 

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Rennie responds to latest Fraser of Allander analysis

Responding to the latest Fraser of Allander report setting out the backdrop to the forthcoming budget, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Cole-Hamilton: SNP must urgently act on nursing pay and pressure

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today demanded that the Scottish Government urgently act to address the concerns of nurses as a new report reveals the immense pressure they are under.

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McArthur: Bad decisions costing the police and public

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP today said the SNP Government must halt the absorption of the British Transport Police into Police Scotland and ask an independent Commission to consider reforms after a series of reports today shed further light on the troubles facing the police. 

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Rennie responds to latest Brexit talks

Responding to reports of that PM Theresa May has struck a last minute deal with the EU in a bid to move Brexit talks on to the next phase, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Rennie: SNP undermining local governance

Responding to the Scottish Government and COSLA’s launch of a Local Governance Review, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Scott: Named persons standoff not solved by Cab Sec throwing weight around

Responding to the decision of the education and skills committee to refuse to produce a stage one report on legislation until the Scottish Government publishes a code of practice to scrutinise, committee member Tavish Scott MSP said: 

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Scottish Liberal Democrats to trigger vote of no confidence in police structures

In their opposition debate today, Scottish Liberal Democrats will propose that the Scottish Parliament ask a new independent Commission to devise ways to repair the SNP Government's botched policing reforms, following a string of crises and concerns about accountability.

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Parliament confirms Government must now support fair ferry funding

In a debate in the Scottish Parliament today, Northern Isles MSPs Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur secured the support of MSPs from across the chamber and forced the Scottish Government to accept that they must honour their commitment to fair funding for internal ferry services in the Northern Isles.

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