First Minister must raise human rights in China

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Tavish Scott today warned the First Minister that actions speak louder than words as he called on Nicola Sturgeon to raise human rights concerns during a forthcoming trip to China.

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Rennie comments on Lib Dem leadership contest

Commenting on the election of Tim Farron MP as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

 

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Rennie calls for immediate suspension of police control room closures

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today called for the immediate suspension of Police Scotland’s control room and service centre closure program until a review of police call handling is complete.

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Statement from Willie Rennie MSP on M9 crash

Statement from Willie Rennie MSP, leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, on the M9 crash:

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EVEL plans descend into farce

Scottish Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael today said the government’s plans for English Votes for English Laws (EVEL) have descended into farce.

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Budget shows nasty party is back

Scottish Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael today said that the budget was an assault on the young and the poor after the Chancellor of the Exchequer confirmed new attacks on child tax credits, housing benefit and student support payments.

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Carmichael: constitutional reform deserves proper scrutiny

Commenting on the Government's defeat in the House of Commons over English Votes on English Laws, Scottish Liberal Democrat Alistair Carmichael MP said:

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Carmichael warns human rights act plans could lead to different rights across UK

Scottish Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael yesterday led a parliamentary debate to urge the Government to reconsider plans to repeal the Human Rights Act (HRA) which threatens UK-wide standards of human rights.

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Hume: SNP must get a grip on problems facing children's unit

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has urged SNP ministers to address ongoing recruitment problems at a children’s ward in Livingston which has resulted in it closing to in-patients this summer.

 

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Hume: older patients suffering most from bed blocking crisis

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume has warned that Scotland’s older people are suffering most from a crisis which has left over 1,000 patients kept in hospital despite being clinically able to leave.

 

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