Rennie: SNP should admit China deal is dead in the water

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today called on the Scottish Government to come clean and admit a controversial Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with a Chinese firm tied to allegations of corruption is dead in the water.

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Rumbles calls for leadership on decommissioning

Commenting as unions warned a lack of leadership by the Scottish Government could see the Scotland lose out on billions of pounds of decommissioning work, Scottish Liberal Democrat Mike Rumbles MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton: Suicide figures underlines case for mental health investment

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today warned that Scotland needs a step change in mental health services as new figures revealed an estimated 672 Scots died as a result of suicide last year.

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Scott congratulates students on exam results

Speaking in response to the publication of Higher and National 5 exam results Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP said:

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Rennie urges named person review

The Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has urged the Cabinet Secretary John Swinney to take the opportunity to commission a wide reaching and independent review of the named person policy after repeated and growing concerns.

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Cole-Hamilton: GP bursaries no silver bullet

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said a long-term solution to GP shortages is still required after the Scottish Government announced plans for GP trainee bursaries.

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McArthur: SNP need to plug black hole in police budget

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesman Liam McArthur MSP today warned that police budgets are being squeezed until the pips squeak as new figures revealed Police Scotland expects to overspend its day-to-day policing budget by more than £21m this year.

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Cole-Hamilton: SNP cannot stonewall questions on health reforms

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said that the Health Secretary seems wholly incapable of giving straightforward answers to basic questions over plans for NHS health board reforms.

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Minister cannot watch as oil contracts leave Scotland

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today said Ministers cannot sit back and watch as oil and gas decommissioning contracts leave Scotland.

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Police officers must get basic kit

Commenting following reports that Police Scotland officers have been forced to buy their own hand sanitiser and bin bags due to budget cuts, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesman Liam McArthur MSP said:

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