Scottish Liberal Democrats will support fracking ban

The Scottish Liberal Democrats will include a commitment to oppose fracking in their manifesto for the Scottish Parliament elections in May as part of an ambitious programme to tackle climate change.

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An update on fracking

Last weekend at the Scottish Liberal Democrat conference, members voted to lift the moratorium on fracking and unconventional gas extraction.

They also voted to support a pre-manifesto commitment that endorses a move away from polluting fossil fuels and continued support for renewable energy.

These two policies do not go hand in hand.

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Ruth Davidson has a dark secret...

When Ruth Davidson started claiming she's the real opposition to the SNP, this was our reaction:

Our reaction:

You see, the Tories dark secret is they kept the SNP in power between 2007 & 2011. They voted for the SNP's budget, five times out of five.

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Scott: Tories should remove word 'unionist' from party name

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Tavish Scott today said that Ruth Davidson MSP should remove the word “unionist” from the name of her party as the Tory conference gets underway in Edinburgh.

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McArthur: UK Government must take up post-study work visa recommendations

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesman Liam McArthur MSP has today said the UK Government must take up the recommendations of a new report calling for skilled international students to be allowed to remain in Scotland and work after they graduate.

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Rennie: SNP's council tax policy is utterly insulting

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has today slammed the SNP for their timidity on local tax reform as the First Minister announces a readjustment in council tax bands.

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Scott: Farmers need transparency on LFASS payment timetable

Scottish Liberal Democrat rural affairs spokesman Tavish Scott MSP has called on Richard Lochhead come clean on any delays he expects to payments made under the Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS).

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McInnes welcomes Government's change of tack on legal aid provision

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes MSP has welcomed the decision of the Scottish Government to ensure legal aid is available to victims of crime so they can be represented when their confidential records are sought by defence lawyers.

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McArthur: Penny for education would repair our colleges

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesman Liam McArthur MSP has today questioned how the lack of vital college bursaries in Scotland will help widen access to further education. 

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Tim Farron's speech to spring conference

Speech from Tim Farron MP to Scottish Liberal Democrat spring conference:

 

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