Sturgeon’s breakup plans would have Putin clapping with delight

Responding to Nicola Sturgeon's Associated Press interview in which she said that the war in Ukraine only makes Scotland's drive for independence from the U.K. more important, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Just weeks into SNP/Green rule, 30% of rail services will be cut

Responding to confirmation from Joanne Maguire, Chief Operating Officer of ScotRail, that services will be cut by 30 per cent from next week, amounting to 617 daily services being withdrawn indefinitely, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Jill Reilly said: 

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End long distance placements and ensure access to family for care experienced kids

Commenting on the new report from the Care Inspectorate which includes a series of recommendations to improve the lives of children experiencing care in distance placements, Scot Lib Dem leader and former children's rights worker Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Audit report shows it will take a decade to devolve benefits

Responding to the new report from Audit Scotland highlighting that Social Security Scotland still needs to take on more than 50% of devolved benefits, social security spokesperson Caron Lindsay said:

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Scotland sees smallest increase in nurse numbers

Commenting on new figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council showing that Scotland has had the smallest increase in the number of nurses and midwives in any UK nation over the past twelve months, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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FM needs to keep her eye on the cost-of-living crisis

Commenting on the First Minister discussing the constitutional future of the UK with US officials, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Secretive SNP twisting freedom of information legislation

Responding to the Scottish Information Commissioner Daren Fitzhenry’s new report into Scottish Government freedom of information handling, which found “a number of areas where performance and practice fell short” and “evidence of significant and systemic failures to comply with case file records management requirements”, Willie Rennie MSP said: 

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Cole-Hamilton warns that Tory rehab bill must be more than a fig leaf

Responding to the Scottish Conservatives lodging their right to recovery bill, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Cole-Hamilton calls for action as A&E figures slip backwards

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today called for action on the emergency care crisis from the SNP/Green Government after the latest figures show the number seen within the target 4 hours fell to 69.6%, well below the targeted 95%.

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Rennie: Latest figures show census going at “snail’s pace”

Responding to reports that Scotland’s census uptake has increased barely 5% to 82.6% since the Scottish Government announced a short extension last month, Scottish Liberal Democrat communities spokesperson Willie Rennie MSP commented:

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