Commenting after this afternoon’s debate on taxation Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:
“By abstaining in the parliamentary vote the SNP have accepted that taxes should rise. The job now is to decide exactly what that tax package should be.
“We believe that we need a modest tax rise to invest in education to make it the best in the world again. We don’t want to tax for the sake of it. We want to see a transformational investment in education to give our children the best start in life and provide them with the tools to succeed.
“Taxation is a force for good that has the ability to help change people’s lives and the Scottish Parliament must come together to deliver change.”