Rennie: Cutting APD would be giant step backwards

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has blasted the SNP Government for ploughing on with plans to slash air passenger duty (APD), as he raises concerns over the environmental impact cutting the tax would have.

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Hume - Two million council days lost as a result of mental ill health

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Jim Hume MSP has today accused the SNP Government of consigning mental health services to the back seat, as new figures reveal that almost two million working days have been lost by councils as result of mental ill health since 2011.

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GERS Figures are a crushing blow for the SNP's economic credibility

The latest annual figures setting out the income and expenditure for Scotland have just been published.

The top line from the latest figures showed that had we voted for independence, Scots would have faced leaving the UK with a gap between revenue and expenditure of £13.7bn.

This is more than we currently spend on NHS services every year.

This is incredibly serious.

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Rennie: Nicola Sturgeon's economic credibility smashed to smithereens

The leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP has said Nicola Sturgeon’s economic credibility has been smashed to smithereens as new figures call into question her judgement of Scotland’s finances.

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McArthur: Ministers second-guessing university governance

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesman Liam McArthur MSP has this evening expressed disappointment that the Scottish Government has not backed his calls for exemptions to the Higher Education (Governance) Bill in keeping with diversity in the university sector. 

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Katy Gordon marks International Women's Day

Katy Gordon, our top list candidate in the West of Scotland for the 2016 elections, marks International Women's Day:

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Rennie marks International Women's Day

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today said that more needs to be done to ensure women have the same opportunities that men have enjoyed for generations as he marked International Women’s Day 2016.

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The Scottish Government needs to pay up

Scotland’s food and drink sector is one of our real success stories as a country. Scotch beef, whisky and a whole range of other products end up on dinner plates around the world. Our farmers are crucial to this success but they are being let down by the Scottish Government.

In recent months concern in farming communities has been growing as EU payments for farmers have been delayed and delayed again. The blame for these delays does not rest in Brussels, but with the Scottish Government who are responsible for managing this financial support.

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Rennie calls for action on farm payments

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today warned Scottish Government Ministers that with the future of farm businesses in doubt, they cannot hide behind the EU Commission as an excuse to delay support payments.

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McInnes: Police public counter closures lay bare the impact of SNP policing reforms

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes MSP today said new figures which show police public counters in Edinburgh were closed on hundreds of occasions when they should have been open to local communities lay bare the impact of the SNP’s policing reforms.

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