Alexander welcomes EU approval for fuel tax cut scheme

Scottish Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Highland MP Danny Alexander has welcomed the announcement that the EU Commission has approved the extension of a fuel discount scheme that will cut the price of petrol for people in many parts of the Highlands by up to 5p per litre.

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Urgent work needed to boost mental health safeguards

Scottish Liberal Democrats today kept pressure on the Scottish Government to improve struggling mental health services.

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First Minister must rebuke SNP MSP over attack on councils

Scottish Liberal Democrat councillors have called on First Minster Nicola Sturgeon to rebuke Alex Salmond’s closest aide for an intemperate article which ran down local councils.

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Willie Rennie speech to the David Hume Institute

In a speech to the David Hume Institute on 13 January 2014, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie argued that only the Liberal Democrats can build a stronger economy and a fairer society, giving opportunity to everyone:

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McArthur calls for wave energy debate

Orkney MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat Energy spokesman, Liam McArthur has called on SNP Ministers to allow the Scottish Parliament an opportunity to debate the future of wave energy. 

 

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Temporary accommodation not the solution to homelessness problems

Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned that the use of temporary accommodation mustn’t become a leaning post in efforts to meet the Scottish Government’s homelessness targets.

 

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SNP must face up to underfunding impact at NHS Grampian review

Scottish Liberal Democrat North East MSP Alison McInnes has said the Health Secretary must openly face up to the problems at NHS Grampian caused by underfunding at her review of the Health Board today.

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SNP should stop meddling in Northern Irish politics

 The Deputy Leader of the SNP has been criticised for cack-handed meddling in Irish politics.  Yesterday Stewart Hosie demanded the devolution of Corporation Tax to Scotland following an agreement to devolve it to Northern Ireland as part of the ongoing peace process.

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Hume calls for clarity from mental health Minister on priorities

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Jim Hume MSP have pressed the new minister for mental health for clarity on his priorities after an answer to a parliamentary question on the topic avoided giving any specific details on how he planned to support mental health services.

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Gladstone would be spinning in his grave over Salmond home rule claims

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said that Liberal stalwart William Gladstone would be spinning in his grave over former nationalist First Minister Alex Salmond’s claims that he is now arguing for “home rule” for Scotland.

 

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