Rennie: Major economic report warns of Brexit threat

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today condemned “Conservative neglect and Labour compliance” as a new report from Scotland’s Chief Economist warned that Brexit uncertainty is impacting on key economic indicators and a no-deal scenario would lead to a ‘major dislocation’ to the Scottish economy.

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Rennie writes to SPA and Justice Secretary over police call centre pay and conditions

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today written to the Chair of the Scottish Police Authority, the Justice Secretary and the Chief Constable about proposed changes to staff pay and conditions at Police Scotland call centres which he warned would “further threaten the stability and morale of the service centres”.

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Whisky export figures show importance of EU trade

Exports of Scotch whisky hit a record high last year according to analysis of HMRC data by the Scotch Whisky Association published today.

Figures show that the European Union remained the largest region for exports, accounting for 30% of global value and 36% of volume.

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Scot Lib Dems unveil Bruce Wilson as candidate for Edinburgh North and Leith

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today unveiled former Royal Marine Commando Bruce Wilson as the party’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Edinburgh North and Leith.

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Rennie calls for St Andrews support in wake of fire

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and North East Fife MSP Willie Rennie has today called for the Scottish Government to support University of St Andrews, its staff and researchers in the wake of a major fire at a cutting edge research building.

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Cole-Hamilton: A&E slump continues

Commenting on today’s A&E performance figures which show that more than 100 patients had to wait for over twelve hours during the week ending 3 February, double the figures for the week before, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Jardine: Digital exclusion shows Universal Credit not fit for purpose

Edinburgh West MP, Christine Jardine, has today said that large-scale digital exclusion issues show that Universal Credit is not fit for purpose.

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Rennie: UK should learn from Police Scotland and not copy it

Responding to the news that Chief Constable Iain Livingstone is to promote Police Scotland as a ‘model for the rest of Britain’ in Wales this week, Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie said:

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Rennie: Nationalists should spend next five years focused on health and education

Responding to Nicola Sturgeon’s comments that Scotland will be independent in five years, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Swinson reveals FGM victims identified in Scotland’s biggest cities

In the week of UN International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Jo Swinson, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has today published new statistics which show health boards recording treating women who have experienced FGM, with the numbers concentrated in Scotland’s biggest cities.

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