First Minister must come clean on policing failures

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today accused the First Minister of having her head in the sand over the impact of her justice reforms on policing in Scotland.

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McInnes welcomes moves to tackle revenge porn

Commenting as the Scottish Government introduced a new Bill that will create a specific criminal offence to protect Scots from so-called revenge porn, Scottish Liberal Democrat Justice Spokeswoman Alison McInnes MSP said:

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Rennie congratulates Jean Davis on Lib Dem Highland by-election win

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today congratulated new Highland Liberal Democrat councillor Jean Davis on her victory in the Aird and Loch Ness by-election in a gain from the SNP.

The by-election was for the seat vacated by SNP MP Drew Hendry. It is the first time the SNP have been beaten in a council by-election since the Independence Referendum.

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Police Scotland survey couldn't be clearer

Police officers and staff play a vital role in keeping us safe. But we know that the formation of the SNP’s single police force has caused real difficulties.

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Hume calls for action to help smokers kick the habit

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Jim Hume MSP today said that more needs to be done to help Scots kick the habit as new figures showed just one health board met their smoking cessation targets last year.

 

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Culture Secretary has serious questions to answer

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Liam McArthur today said that the Culture Secretary has serious questions to answer as it emerged that the company at the heart of a row over £150,000 in state aid for T in the Park reported record pre-tax profits last year.

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Tory policies a clear and present danger to renewables

Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesman Liam McArthur MSP today said new figures which reveal the UK wind industry supports 30,000 jobs show that Tory policies pose a clear and present danger to the renewables sector.

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Rennie challenges Davidson to disown divisive rhetoric

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today challenged Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson to disown divisive rhetoric from Home Secretary of Theresa May over asylum and immigration.

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Answers needed on T in the Park

The flimsy evidence provided by the Culture Secretary over funding for T in the Park has left MSPs on the Holyrood Culture Committee feeling thoroughly frustrated.

Not a single one of the substantive questions on the issue was answered by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture. Her stonewalling follows the release of more than 600 pages of heavily redacted documents hours before she came to committee. It would have left too little time for proper scrutiny had there been any real detail left to scrutinise.

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Improving Mental Health Services

Earlier this year I led a summit which brought together medical professionals, NHS management, charities and campaigners to discuss the serious challenges facing mental health services in Scotland.

And we should be clear: the challenges we face are substantial.

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