Rennie: SNP undermining Scotland's reputation for science

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie will today say that the SNP government is undermining Scotland scientific reputation as he addresses delegates at “Science at the Parliament” at Holyrood.

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Rennie: Jobless rise sign of SNP ministers’ focus on constitutional battles

Speaking in response to the increase in unemployment in Scotland announced today Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said: "The SNP cannot run away from the fact that unemployment in Scotland is rising when it is falling in the rest of the UK.

“The SNP are spending too long fighting their constitutional battles and not enough effort on a decent economic plan for jobs.

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Rennie: HMICS report shows Scottish Government should have listened to warnings

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has responded to a report from HM Inspectorate of Constabulary Scotland (HMICS) into police call handling. Mr Rennie said: 

“The Inspector has uncovered appalling failures including insufficient staff, inadequate oversight, low staff morale and calls being recorded on scribble pads.  Police chiefs lost sight of what is important."

 

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Hume calls for mental health boost

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Jim Hume MSP today called for new steps to boost mental health services for young people as a new report revealed significant increases in the number of young girls reporting poor mental health and well being.

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Young workers set to lose £11,000 under Tory plans

Young workers are set to lose out on over £11,000 compared to older colleagues under new minimum wage plans being introduced by the Conservatives, according to Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP.

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Purvis presses case for constitutional convention

Scottish Liberal Democrat peer Jeremy Purvis today pressed the case for a constitutional convention to pave the way for UK-wide constitutional reform.

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Carmichael welcomes Oil and Gas Authority support for Sullem Voe

Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael today held a productive meeting with the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) in London to discuss the future of the Sullom Voe Terminal.

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Hume slams SNP over trickle down housing policy

Scottish Liberal Democrat housing spokesman Jim Hume today accused the SNP of having a “trickle down housing policy” as he quizzed Ministers over reports that 5000 children in Scotland are set to spend Christmas in temporary accommodation.

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Tories and SNP must not squander growth

Commenting on the latest Economic Commentary from the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

 

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RENNIE PUTS RUTH DAVIDSON ON THE SPOT OVER HER INFLUENCE ON ‘EXTREME AND DAMAGING’ TAX CREDIT CUTS

The leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie has written this morning to Ruth Davidson to ask for evidence that her comments on tax credits have had any influence over UK Conservatives.

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