SNP can unlock 11th hour budget talks if they take independence off the table

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today said that the SNP Finance Secretary must take independence off the table if he wants to unlock 11th hour talks with the Liberal Democrats over the forthcoming Scottish budget.

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ScotRail among worst for punctuality, reliability and value according to Which?

Commenting on a report published by Which?, showing that ScotRail performance is ranked 23rd of 30 UK operators, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said:

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Scott urges Government to back stressed teachers

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP today said the dedication of teachers has been “exploited” by the SNP Government after a major survey warned that the profession is stressed, overworked, and especially critical of their pay and provision for children with additional support needs.

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FM's aggressive rhetoric designed to cover SNP divisions

Responding to the First Minister's comments following her meeting with the Prime Minister, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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“Hypocritical” Scottish Government refuse to reveal independence legal advice

Speaking after he pressed the Scottish Government over its refusal to reveal what legal advice it has received about the legality of a second independence referendum and a section 30 order, Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles said:

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McArthur: SNP must own mistaken BTP merger

Responding to reports in The Times that an agreement has been reached to abandon the proposed merger of the BTP and Police Scotland, instead keeping the forces separate while altering oversight arrangements, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

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Scottish Government hiding final AWPR bill

Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson MSP Mike Rumbles has today called for the Scottish Government to come clean on the potential cost overrun for the AWPR and tell the public what the final bill would be, as the Transport Secretary again refused to divulge the information citing reasons of "commercial sensitivity".

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Rennie: Nationalists must learn lessons from Brexit and ditch independence

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today given a speech to the Public Policy Exchange seminar on 20 Years of Devolution in which he will warn that the ideologically driven pursuit of independence is undermining the success of devolution.

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A&E performance plummets

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said that the Scottish Government needs to give NHS staff the resources they urgently need to tackle patients’ “winter woes” as new figures reveal A&E performance has “plummeted” to its lowest level since the Beast from the East. 

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Swinson: Government action on baby leave for MPs long overdue

Responding to the motion tabled by the Government to introduce proxy voting, Jo Swinson, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:

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