Lib Dems reveal tens of thousands spent on chopping up doors

Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Willie Rennie has today stated that the SNP are taking an axe to any inch of political credibility after his party revealed that the government awarded businesses more than £19,000 to chop off the bottom of doors.   

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Poll shows majority of Scots oppose IndyRef next year

The results of a poll published today show that more than half of Scottish people do not want to vote in an independence referendum next year. The latest Savanta: Com Res poll on behalf of The Scotsman has revealed that 53% of voters said a referendum should not take place, while only 40% believed that it should.  

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Cole-Hamilton asks for clarity over Queen’s consent procedure

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today called for answers over a secretive government memo uncovered by the Guardian which reveals that “it is almost certain” draft laws were secretly changed to secure the Queen’s approval.

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McLaren: Bitter constitutional politics hold farmers back

Scottish Liberal Democrat spokesperson Claire McLaren has today called for greater collaboration between farming ministers north and south of the border, warning that bitter constitutional squabbles hold farmers back.

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Defence spending facing £1.7 billion cut by 2025

Defence spending faces savage real-terms cuts of £1.7 billion over the next three years, new research commissioned by the Liberals Democrats has revealed.

The analysis from the House of Commons Library forecasts that the Ministry of Defence budget will be eroded by soaring inflation, leading to a 5.6% real terms cut to day-to-day spending by 2024/25.

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ScotWind partner given “free ride” on corruption by Crown Estate Scotland

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today called for the Scottish Government to review its approach to human rights and due diligence checks, after it was disclosed that corruption charges by a partner involved in one of the largest successful ScotWind applications were not picked up by Crown Estate Scotland (CES) in its screening of ScotWind project partners.

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Wheels falling off the clown car within 24 hours of new SNP separation push

Responding to the Deputy First Minister’s interview on Good Morning Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said: 

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Sturgeon's separatist statement is an appalling waste of energy and focus

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today described the First Minister's statement to the Scottish Parliament as an appalling waste of energy and focus.

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SNP focused on independence despite worst ever cancer figures

SNP focused on independence despite worst ever cancer figures

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today warned that new cancer figures paint a “bleak picture” after services posted the worst performance against the 62-day referral to treatment standard since records began in 2012.

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Over half a million hospital days lost due to delayed discharges.

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today called on the Scottish Government to get to grips with the social care crisis, instead of devoting their efforts to independence after new figures showed a 51% year-on-year increase in delayed discharges.

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