Worsening mental health waits require action

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has urged the SNP to redouble their efforts to meet a flagship NHS mental health target due for delivery this December amid concerns that enough progress isn’t being made.

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First Minister challenged to set out currency transition

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has challenged First Minister Alex Salmond to spell out his transition argument for his independence currency plans.

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SNP pension promises hanging by a thread

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has warned that Alex Salmond’s pension promises for his independence plans are hanging by a thread after his former policy head said that the state “cannot afford” to keep paying pensions.

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Carmichael calls on supermarkets to back charity challenge

Northern Isles MP and Secretary of State for Scotland Alistair Carmichael has today called on major supermarket chains to do their bit to support Motor Neurone Disease Scotland after taking the ice bucket challenge.

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Stop and search barrier to racial equality

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes has today warned that an extraordinary lack of detail in the recording of police stop and searches acts as a barrier to ensuring racial equality is upheld by Scotland’s national police.

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Salmond must break his silence on currency

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has called on Alex Salmond to break his silence and spell out his currency plan B after a second advisor on his Fiscal Commission spoke about a transition arrangement on currency.

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Borderers want to see trains on track

Scottish Liberal Democrats have welcomed confirmation from Alex Salmond that the Borders rail project will finally be opened, nine years after it was secured by Scottish Liberal Democrats in government.

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Independence letter reveals nationalist hypocrisy

Scottish Liberal Democrat Health spokesman Jim Hume MSP today accused the nationalist government of hypocrisy after it was revealed that the Health Secretary contacted all Scottish NHS staff regarding independence.

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Highlanders will treat A9 claims with derision

Scottish Liberal Democrat MP Danny Alexander today said that Highlanders will treat SNP claims that work to dual the A9 is ahead of schedule with the derision they deserve.

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Rennie calls for urgent statement on currency chaos

Scottish Liberal Democrats have this morning called for an urgent ministerial statement from Alex Salmond following a series of new positions from his chief currency advisor on the monetary framework in an independent Scotland.

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