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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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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