Lib Dems urge action on short prison sentences

The Scottish Liberal Democrats today urged the Scottish Government to commit to a new presumption against short prison sentences of less than 12 months, alongside its announcement of £4 million extra for community sentences

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Caddick: urgent action needed to avoid recession

Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokeswoman Cllr Carolyn Caddick today called for urgent investment in jobs and extra support for businesses as new figures revealed a fall in the number of Scots in employment.

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McArthur - SNP cannot pass buck on green targets

Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesman Liam McArthur MSP today said that the Scottish Government cannot pass the buck on additional carbon emissions that would be caused by SNP plans for a tax cut for airlines.

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Cole-Hamilton: SNP have not got to grips with GP challenges

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton today said that calls for extra support for primary care have fallen on deaf ears as new figures showed a fall in the number of GPs working in Scotland.

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Lib Dems call for urgent action on socially rented housing

The Scottish Liberal Democrats today called for urgent action on socially rented housing as new figures revealed that the SNP missed their 2011 manifesto target by 7,500 homes.

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Lib Dems press for answers on secret Scottish spy system allegations

Scottish Liberal Democrats today increased the pressure over reports that Police Scotland operate a secret operation accessing communications data gathered by UK intelligence services.

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Rennie: Trump must meet Scottish Muslims

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today said that US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump should meet Scottish muslims during his forthcoming trip to Scotland.

 

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SNP will be held to named person assurances

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesman Tavish Scott MSP today said he will hold Deputy First Minister John Swinney to assurances that the government will work to increase resources and improve implementation of their named persons plan, after a vote on the policy in the Scottish Parliament.

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Carmichael calls for changes to cruel refugee rules

Scottish Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael will today call for the urgent overhaul of cruel and inhumane family reunion rules for refugees.

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Scott: UCAS figures show attainment gap challenge

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesman Tavish Scott MSP today said that while the SNP were building monuments to their education policy, students were being let down.

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