Commenting on new weekly A&E statistics showing performance against the 4-hour waiting time target remains below 90%, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:
“Far too many patients are still not being seen in time.Read more
Liberal Democrat Scotland spokesperson Christine Jardine MP has today called on the UK Government to deliver urgency and clarity as she responded to comments from Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington over the return of devolved powers to the UK from Brussels.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today called for a 60p minimum price per unit of alcohol to reflect the impact of inflation and other factors over the past five years warning that, with alcohol hospitalisations on the rise, the Scottish Government needs to do far more to tackle alcohol abuse.
The Scottish Government confirmed today that it intends to introduce a minimum price of 50 pence per unit of alcohol.Read more
Speaking after the Scottish Parliament’s Audit Committee wrote to the SPA outlining a number of significant outstanding concerns about the performance of some of its Board members, Scottish Liberal Democrat Justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:Read more
RBS profits should be invested in developing its customers services rather than continuing its programme of closures and job losses according to Liberal Democrat Scottish Affairs spokesperson Christine Jardine MP.
The Edinburgh West MP's comments followed news that the bank has posted profits of £752 million, its first profits in a decade.Read more
Speaking after today's meeting of the Scottish Parliament's Policing Sub-committee, at which Durham Chief Constable Mike Barton said that he was "prevented" by Police Scotland from carrying out a proper investigation into the national force's illegal spying, Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:
"At today's committee, Mr Barton did not mince his words. He accused Police Scotland of ineptitude and warned of a culture of secrecy and risk aversion.Read more
Liberal Democrat Scottish Affairs Spokesperson Christine Jardine MP has called for an urgent meeting with Centrica over 4,000 threatened job losses across the company.
The parent company of Scottish Gas, announced the job losses today (Thurs Feb 22) following a 17 percent drop in operating profits.Read more
Lib Dems launch rally to protect RBS branch and new banking proposals
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP Jamie Stone has called for a public rally at Midday on Friday 23rd February in support of the Tain branch of RBS, which faces imminent closure despite widespread public outcry.
Mr Stone met with with RBS representatives to express the community’s growing anxiety at the loss of high street banking services and has called on the UK Government to intervene to prevent RBS from closing large numbers of their branches.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP has today demanded that Education Secretary John Swinney answer the detailed questions put to him over committee witnesses appearing before the Scottish Parliament's Education Committee.Read more
Scots Tories pushing hard right Brexit agenda
Scots Tories who signed hard-right list of Brexit demands are showing contempt for their constituents economic well-being, according to Lib Dem Scottish Affairs spokesperson Christine Jardine MP.Read more