Scottish Liberal Democrats have said that plans by Conservatives to rip the Human Rights Act out of the Scottish Parliament would pose a significant threat to the devolution settlement in Scotland, risk the rights of people in Scotland, and wreck any chance of Scottish Tories being able to claim they are ‘non-toxic’.
Willie Rennie, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, made the claim as he challenged the Scottish Conservatives to join forces with him to resist the threat from the Conservative Justice Secretary in Westminster.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrats have said that a significant u-turn from Police Scotland over its policy on armed police is a win for local communities.
A statement released today by Police Scotland said that armed police officers would no longer be deployed on routine duties.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes has said that reports that firearms carried by police officers in Scotland are expected to be covered with a more discreet holster shows a fundamental misunderstanding of concerns over the arming of police.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has said that job creators must benefit from the package of new powers to be allocated to Scotland following the process being led by Lord Smith of Kelvin.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said that the Scottish Liberal Democrats are the party most prepared to deliver the stronger Scotland people which meets the hopes and ambitions of the people of Scotland.
Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes has written about the Scottish Police Authority’s consultation on armed police.
I shared the shock of many of my constituents when I first learnt that some of Scotland’s national police officers were undertaking routine duties whilst overtly carrying guns.Read more
Opening speech from leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie MSP during the Scottish Government Debate on the First Minister’s StatementRead more
Speaking after the leader of the SNP Alex Salmond announced that he is to stand down as party leader , the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie said:Read more
Speaking after the result of the referendum became clear, leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP said:
"Today Scotland is stronger. Scotland has made a proud and conscientious choice.