Cole-Hamilton: GP contract must signal start of new era

Responding to the announcement from BMA Scotland that they have provisionally reached an agreement with the Scottish Government on a new GP contract, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton: Drug use is a health issue

Responding to the news that the Lord Advocate has reportedly setback plans for a safe injecting facility in Glasgow, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Jardine raises concerns over Salmond and Scotsman chairman bid

Edinburgh West Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine has raised concerns over Alex Salmond’s ambitions to run the Scotsman newspaper in light of his new job with Vladimir Putin’s state run TV station. 

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Scottish Liberal Democrats uncover research showing "dire" HMP Grampian performance

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has secured previously unpublished research into conditions at HMP Grampian which document the serious problems encountered by staff and prisoners since it opened in 2014.

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Cole-Hamilton challenges Salmond chat show to showcase opponents of Putin regime

After claims by Alex Salmond that he will have “total editorial control” over his forthcoming Russia Today chat show, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has challenged the former first minister to interview opponents of the Putin regime such as punk band Pussy Riot or Marina Litvinenko, justice campaigner and widow of murdered spy and dissident Alexander Litvinenko.

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Rennie: Salmond is the Parkinson of Putin's propaganda channel

Responding to the news that Alex Salmond is to host a chat show on Russia Today, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Cole-Hamilton: Child Poverty Bill is a starting point not a destination

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has today said that the passage of the Child Poverty Bill is a starting point not a destination as he pressed the government to take ambitious action to ensure that the scourge of child poverty is addressed.

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Cole-Hamilton: Time to address antisocial use of fireworks

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton is calling on the Scottish Government to investigate and address the antisocial use of unlicensed fireworks. 

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Scott: Value of EU citizens confirms need for Brexit deal referendum

Responding to new figures showing that EU nationals working in Scotland contribute an average of £34,400 to GDP, Scottish Liberal Democrat Europe spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP commented:

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Rennie demands answers on St. Enoch tax avoidance

The Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has today demanded that the Scottish and UK Governments explain whether the loophole has been closed that allowed a company to avoid millions of pounds in tax when it purchased St. Enoch shopping centre in Glasgow.

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