Scotland needs a national mask distribution program

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today called for the Scottish Government to work with transport bosses and local authorities to make face coverings and hand sanitiser available across the country.

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SNP MP undermines Lord Advocate over independence advice

Responding to comments from Kenny MacAskill in which he questioned why the Lord Advocate was not supportive of a legal challenge to test the legality of another independence referendum, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

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Lib Dems appeal to Scottish Government to make sure R100 isn’t “another lost promise”

A group of Liberal Democrat Highlands and Islands MPs and MSPs have written a joint letter to express their “increasing concern” at the reported threat to the R100 programme for superfast broadband in the Highlands and Islands.

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Government must not abandon Hong Kong youth

Following Dominic Raab's statement that China has broken the Joint Declaration by imposing the new 'security law' on Hong Kong, and that the UK govt will now be offering a path to citizenship for BNO status holders, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesperson and Chair of the APPG on Hong Kong Alistair Carmichael said:

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Lib Dems demand rapid inquiry in preparation for second wave

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has renewed his calls for ministers to initiate a rapid forward looking inquiry into Scotland’s preparedness for a second wave of Covid-19.

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Rennie: Scotland's governments must stop squabbling over the border and focus on the virus

Responding to the news that the Scottish Government has identified a cross-border cluster outbreak of Covid-19 in Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

“Our two governments need to rise above the squabbling over cross border virus controls as the families who have lost people to the virus will be looking on with disgust at the politicking. 

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Education Secretary must put plan in place for testing and tracing in schools

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart MSP has today called on the Education Secretary to set out what measures will be taken to prevent outbreaks of COVID-19 spreading in schools and to reassure teachers about what will happen if there is a confirmed or probable case.

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Rennie backs calls for coronavirus inquiry

Commenting on calls from the Royal College of Midwives for lessons to be learnt from the pandemic to save future lives, Scottish Liberal Democrat Willie Rennie said:

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Lib Dems demand clarity over local lockdown protocols

Scottish Liberal Democrat Beatrice Wishart MSP has today written to Cabinet Secretary Mike Russell to ask the Scottish Government to clarify what plans it has for imposing local lockdowns or restrictions in the event of localised COVID-19 outbreaks.

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Carmichael: Save our tourist industry with VAT cut

Orkney and Shetland MP and Scottish Liberal Democrat deputy leader, Alistair Carmichael, has today called for a bold cut in VAT on domestic tourism from 20% to 5% as part of a radical plan to save the tourism industry.

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