Scotland missing out on pension changes for doctors and surgeons – Scottish Government must act swiftly

North East Fife’s MSP Willie Rennie has welcomed the news that the Railway to Levenmouth is to be reopened after 50 years.

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McArthur: Review shows Crown Office “simply incapable” of handling FAIs

Following the publication today of a devastating independent review of Fatal Accident Inquiries (FAIs), Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has branded the Crown Office “simply incapable” of meeting the demands of FAIs.

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Labour are scheming on independence

Following a private face-off between John McDonnell and Richard Leonard today, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said that Labour is “scheming on independence, just like they are on Brexit” and called on progressives to join together to stop the break from the UK and Europe.

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Labour councillor defects to Lib Dems because Labour has abandoned the union

South Lanarkshire councillor Fiona Dryburgh has today announced she has resigned from the Labour party and joined the Scottish Liberal Democrats because of her “vehement” opposition to Scottish independence, Labour’s weak stance on Brexit and its failure to address antisemitism in the party.

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SQA results show Scottish Government must listen to the professionals

Commenting on this year’s SQA results which show a 2% drop at Higher level and a 1.1% drop at Advanced Higher, Scottish Liberal Democrat children and young people spokesperson Carole Ford said:

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Sick Kids “ghost hospital” scandal triggers questions at Holyrood

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson has asked 32 parliamentary questions about the scandal surrounding the new Sick Kids, demanding that the Health Secretary is upfront with Parliament about how bad the problems really are.

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Rennie questions whether there will be new management at Ferguson's if it is nationalised

Responding to the news that the government has confirmed it is "ready" to nationalise the Ferguson shipyard, Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie said:

“With government financially exposed with millions of pounds of public money involved in the maintenance of the Ferguson shipyard, it is only right that the government answers some difficult questions about their role.  We must protect the jobs of the workers and get these ferries built for the routes that are desperately awaiting new vessels so we need to make the right decisions now. 

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Scotland missing out on pension changes for doctors and surgeons – Scottish Government must act swiftly

The Scottish Government must act swiftly to play catch up with England on pension changes for doctors and surgeons following an announcement by the UK Government yesterday. That’s the call by the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

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Jardine in Plea to Chinese Consul Over Hong Kong Protests

Edinburgh West MP, Christine Jardine, has today handed in a letter to the Chinese Consul-General in Edinburgh, urging the Chinese government to refrain from using military force to end protests in Hong Kong.

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77 attempted suicides in prison already in 2019, compared to 31 in whole of 2018

The number of self-harm incidents and attempted suicides recorded in prisons during the first 7 months of 2019 has already far exceeded the figures for the whole of 2018, causing Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP to demand the government establish a new taskforce and finally treat the situation as “emergency”.

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