Scottish Government roll back on promise of superfast broadband for all by 2021

In response to a parliamentary question lodged by Scottish Liberal Democrat connectivity spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP, the minister responsible for delivering Scottish Government’s R100 programme has today rolled back on the 2021 target for the project, admitting that it would be ‘challenging’ to meet the government’s previous commitment and incorrectly claiming that the timetable always had a ‘degree of flexibility’.  

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Stone: Risk to health supplies makes case for People’s Vote

A National Audit Office Report published today (27th February) has warned "There is no way of knowing exactly what may happen at the UK/EU border when the UK leaves the EU" as it warned of serious disruptions to the supply of medicine.

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McArthur criticises Conservatives' rhetoric on whole life sentences

Responding to Interim Conservative Leader Jackson Carlaw’s comments on whole life sentences at FMQs today, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

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St John’s Hospital paediatrics delayed again

Responding to the Scottish Government’s announcement that the reinstatement of 24/7 paediatric service at St John’s Hospital will be delayed once again, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Corbyn can’t get the numbers to be temporary PM

Commenting on reports that the SNP will back Jeremy Corbyn as temporary Prime Minister, Scottish Liberal Democrat constitutional relations spokesperson Wendy Chamberlain said:

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Jardine: Government must protect human rights in Hong Kong

Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West, Christine Jardine, has today called on the Foreign Secretary to ask China to maintain a calm response in relation to continuing tensions in Hong Kong.

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Rennie: SNP ministers use tax money as gambling chips

Speaking in response to the publication of the 2018/19 audit of the Scottish Government's consolidated accounts the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie said:

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Police authority “culture of failure” outlined by damning new report

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today called for the Scottish Government to lay out a clear timetable for addressing “damning” governance issues at the Scottish Police Authority after a new report identified a series of major issues at the beleaguered authority.

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Lib Dems: Grants to friends of the PM must be scrutinised

Liberal Democrat Scottish Affairs spokesperson Jamie Stone has today questioned the Government on payments made by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to Hacker House, a company run by Jennifer Arcuri.

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Wriggling SNP want to evade electoral commission scrutiny

On Mike Russell’s refusal to allow the Electoral Commission to test the question in the event of a second independence referendum, constitutional affairs spokesperson Wendy Chamberlain said:

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