Cole-Hamilton condemns virus scammers and profiteers

Commenting on reports of bogus callers targeting the elderly with offers of fake coronavirus tests, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Lib Dems launch Coronavirus Community Taskforce

Today, Liberal Democrat Acting Leader Ed Davey has set up a Coronavirus Community Taskforce to coordinate Liberal Democrat councillors', members', activists' and supporters' response to the Coronavirus crisis in their communities. 

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Lib Dems respond to school closures

Responding to the news that Scotland’s schools and nurseries will close at the end of this week, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

“I fully support the First Minister’s decision to close schools and nurseries by the end of the week as it is right to follow the scientific advice.

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Scot Lib Dem conference postponed due to coronavirus

Scottish Liberal Democrats have announced that the party’s spring conference, which was set to take place in Peebles on 22-24th May has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Jardine thanks NHS Scotland Staff in Parliament

Edinburgh West MP, Christine Jardine, has today tabled a motion to Parliament thanking NHS Scotland staff for their work amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The motion has been submitted jointly with her Scottish Liberal Democrat parliamentary colleagues, and recognises the immense pressured placed on doctors, nurses and support staff, as well as the risk posed to their own health while carrying out their roles.

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Suspend negotiations with the EU till COVID-19 subsides

MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, Jamie Stone has today co-sponsored a cross-party parliamentary motion urging the Conservative Government to suspend negotiations with the EU until the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. 

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Jardine To Host Over-The-Phone Surgery Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine will hold a special over-the-phone advice surgery this Friday in place of face-to-face meetings amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

Ms Jardine will be available to take calls between 10am and 12pm, and 2pm and 4pm on Friday (20 March) on 0131 285 5972. 

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Rennie comments on first Scottish coronavirus death

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

“My thoughts are with the family and friends of the person who has passed away.

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UK budget lacks an honest assessment of Brexit damage

Responding to today’s UK budget, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

“This budget arrives in the shadow of the coronavirus outbreak. It’s essential that all workers are protected financially if they have to have time off. We don’t want people risking their health and the health of others because they worry they are going to lose wages and income.

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“Old-fashioned incompetence” at fault for £250m ferry shambles

Commenting on this morning’s Rural Economy and Connectivity committee evidence session on Ferguson shipyard, which heard from the CMAL chief executive that the cost of the two ferries under construction there could eventually hit £250m, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles said:

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