Jardine brands Chagossian immigration barriers “deplorable”

Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson Christine Jardine MP has today condemned the UK Government for failing to support the claims of third generation Chagossians for British citizenship, as the Guardian reveals Taniella Moustache from Milton Keynes faces deportation when she turns 20.

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Rumbles leads Parliament in urging rethink of cup semi-final plans

North East MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles today led Parliament in urging changes to the arrangements for the League Cup Semi-finals, after Scotrail said the logistical challenge they pose "shouldn't be underestimated" and police representatives described it as "idiotic".

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Rennie: SNP shoud have pressed Amazon sooner

Responding to reports that Amazon are set to raise their minimum pay to £9.50 per hour, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Resources running out for NHS health boards

Commenting on reports that NHS Highland and NHS Ayrshire & Arran face “significant financial challenges”, have shortfalls of tens of millions of pounds and may be unable to balance their budgets by 2020/21, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Rennie: Misguided immigration clampdown will hurt businesses and NHS

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today blasted the Prime Minister's plans to reduce immigration levels warning that "arbitrary restrictions and toxic rhetoric" would leave businesses and the health service operating "with one arm tied behind their back". He also called for Ruth Davidson to confirm whether she supports the Prime Minister's proposals.

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1 in 4 children now living in poverty

Commenting on a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation warning that nearly a quarter of a million children in Scotland are now living in poverty, Scottish Liberal Democrat equalities spokesperson Caron Lindsay said:

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Cole-Hamilton: 15% year-on-year increase in avoidable delayed discharges

New statistics have revealed a 15% year-on-year increase in the number of people on delayed discharge for health and social care reasons, causing Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP to call on SNP ministers to publish their plans for reducing avoidable delayed discharges.

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Rennie: Swinney must step in to reverse cuts to Fife schools

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and North East Fife MSP Willie Rennie is urging the Education Secretary to step in and reverse the brutal cuts to secondary schools in Fife.

Mr Rennie’s appeal to John Swinney MSP follows the announcement that the number of teachers in Fife will be cut to balance the books after secondary school budgets were cut by £1.28 million.

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Poor A&E waiting time performance now “the norm”

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has lambasted the Scottish Government for failing to address persistently poor A&E waits.

Official figures released today show performance against the 4-hour waiting time target sits at 88.7%. The Scottish Government’s target is 95%. This has not been achieved since July 2017.

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HIV spike shows need for drug consumption rooms and access to preventative treatments

Responding to reports that the rate of new HIV infections in Scotland has increased by 16% in the past year, while the rate of new infections has fallen by 17% across Britain as a whole, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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