Leaked memo confirms no deal medicine fears

Responding to a leaked Cabinet note revealing the UK will not be ready for a no-deal Brexit by October 31st because is will take “six to eight months” to build up supplies of medicines, Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine said: 

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Scott responds to Sumburgh Super Puma crash Fatal Accident Inquiry

The Crown Office has announced today that a Fatal Accident Inquiry is to be held into the helicopter crash which killed four people near Sumburgh, in Shetland, in 2013.

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Former Change UK candidate Cllr David Macdonald joins the Lib Dems

Former Change UK candidate and East Renfrewshire Councillor, David Macdonald, has today announced his decision to join the Liberal Democrats and sit as a Liberal Democrat Councillor.

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McArthur: Increased emissions must prompt complacent SNP Government to take bold action

Scottish Liberal Democrat Energy spokesperson, Liam McArthur MSP has called for urgent action to address emissions from “persistently problematic” sectors, in response to news that the statutory emissions target set by the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 has not been met.

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Swinney ignores teacher workload with P1 testing review “stitch-up”

Commenting on the Scottish Government’s statement on the publication of the P1 testing review, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP said:

“This review is a stitch-up. Teachers, unions, parent groups and Parliament have all called for a halt to the testing of 4 and 5 year old boys and girls. But the Education Secretary wants them to continue, so he’s commissioned a review that will prove himself right.

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Chronic pain patients facing “excruciating” long waits for treatment

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today criticised the government for putting chronic pain patients through “excruciating” long waits for treatment, after new statistics showed hundreds of patients waited more than six months to get help.

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McArthur: New figures show Scotland’s prisons are ‘in a state of emergency’

Scottish Liberal Democrat Justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today called for recognition of the ‘emergency’ in Scotland’s prisons as new figures revealed the total number of assaults in prisons increased by 41% last year.

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Rennie comments on May resignation as Conservative leader

Commenting on Theresa May resigning as Conservative leader today, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Jardine: Report reflects changes since devolution

Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine says a report on the relationship between the UK and Scottish Governments shows the need for changes to reflect devolution and described proposals as a potential move towards federalism.

The Scottish Affairs Committee report on intergovernmental relations, calls for a review of whether the existing Scotland Office should be replaced and suggests one option could be a new department of devolved nations and regions.

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Governments must act to reinvigorate high streets

Commenting on new figures from the Office of National Statistics showing that the number of high street retail jobs fell in Scotland fell by 8.6% between 2012 and 2017, Scottish Liberal Democrat economy and fair work spokesperson Katy Gordon said:

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