Witnesses to harassment probe must be "open and transparent"

Speaking ahead of the Committee exploring the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints taking evidence from Permanent Secretary Leslie Evans, committee member Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said: 

“A government process that was designed to help victims of bullying and harassment failed utterly and left workers, who had already suffered, exposed and denied natural justice.

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Lib Dems call for Scottish insulation retrofit scheme in Programme for Government

Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesperson Liam McArthur has called for the Scottish Government to roll out a new national insulation retrofit scheme to reduce emissions, tackle stubborn and persistent” fuel poverty and boost the economy.

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Rennie calls for testing as new countries added to quarantine list

Responding to new quarantine rules applying to those travelling from France and a number of other countries, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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McArthur questions decision to suspend lower league training

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Liam McArthur has today warned of "significant unfairness" after teams outside the Scottish Premiership were suspended from training in the wake of high profile incidents involving Aberdeen and Celtic players.

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The Education Secretary should leave his post

Commenting on today’s defeated vote of no confidence in the Education Secretary, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Millions of EU citizens must be given right to stay

The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to grant EU citizens the automatic right to stay in the UK, with the physical proof they need, as new Home Office figures reveal thousands are being refused and millions are still awaiting a final decision.

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McArthur responds to outbreak of Covid cases in Orkney

Responding to news that a minimum of nine new Coronavirus cases have been discovered in Orkney, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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Wishart: SQA requires "root and branch reform" after grades chaos

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart has today said that the Scottish Qualification Authority needs "root and branch reform" to make it fit for purpose after chief executive Fiona Robertson and director of qualifications Dr Gill Stewart appeared before the Scottish Parliament's education committee today.

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Rennie: Transparency required on local outbreaks and impact on schools

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today pressed the First Minister to be transparent on her plans for schools in the event of a local outbreak.

He wants to know whether they will keep schools open like the Prime Minister plans or close them down along with local businesses. 

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Swinney is part of the problem, not the solution

Responding to the Education Secretary’s statement, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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