Rennie tells moderate Tories - follow Amber Rudd or you’re complicit in Boris Johnson’s abuses of power

Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie will address the Edinburgh University Liberal Democrat club and set out the challenges pro-Europeans face as we approach 31st October.

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Rennie: Lib Dems will not be conned by independence assembly

Responding to this afternoon’s debate on establishing a Citizens’ Assembly, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Lib Dems call for Parliament to be recalled

Following a legal appeal by Jo Swinson, Joanna Cherry and a group of cross-party MPS, Scotland’s highest civil court has ruled that Boris Johnson’s suspension of the UK Parliament is unlawful.

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International education report highlights Scotland’s overworked teachers

Commenting on the new OECD report Education at a Glance which confirms that Scotland’s teachers work some of the longest hours in the world, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart MSP said:

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Transport Secretary “hasn’t the foggiest clue” about Prestwick Airport’s Trump ties

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has today criticised Transport Secretary Michael Matheson for his evasive answers as Mr Rumbles pressed him over links between the US military, the Scottish Government owned Prestwick airport and Donald Trump’s Turnberry resort.

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Government needs to sort out Sick Kids “fiasco” as costs continue to rise

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has urged the Health Secretary to use her statement later today on the “fiasco” of the Sick Kids hospital to “come clean” on exactly what went wrong and when the hospital will finally be operational.

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Rumbles: Survey shows need to shift transport plans up a gear

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said today that the SNP Government needs to shift its transport plans up a gear after a new survey showed satisfaction in public transport continuing to slide.

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Substance use most common diagnosis for mental health discharges

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has criticised the Scottish Government for the complete failure of its substance misuse strategy after new figures revealed that the most common diagnosis for mental health discharges was mental and behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use.

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Rennie: Public satisfaction in services nosedives on SNP’s watch

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie today said that people's satisfaction in key public services has “nosedived” on the SNP's watch, after a new Scottish Government survey showed it is at its lowest level since records began.

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NHS bed capacity continues to fall

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today demanded the Scottish Government ensure there are enough NHS beds available in acute specialities to meet demand, after figures published by ISD Scotland reveal the number of beds has continued to decrease.

In 2018/19, the average available staffed beds for acute specialities was 13,105 - a 2% decrease on last year and a 6% reduction when compared to 2013/14.

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