Rennie hits out at Alex Salmond’s illiberal attack on BBC

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has criticised an attack on the BBC by outgoing First Minister Alex Salmond, in which he claimed that the BBC did not understand the difference between a public service broadcaster and a state broadcaster.

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Alex Salmond trying to rewrite history on RBS

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has accused Alex Salmond of trying to rewrite history after he claimed that he could have saved RBS from the banking crisis in 2008.

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New First Minister must keep eye on the ball

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has the new SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon must keep her eye firmly on the ball in efforts to improve failing day to day services as she prepares to formally take up the role of First Minister next week.

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Rennie welcomes employment boost

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has said that Liberal Democrats are building a stronger economy and a fairer society after new employment figures published today showed that a record 2.6million Scots are in work, with unemployment continuing to fall.

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Moore's aid Bill moves to report stage

Scottish Liberal Democrat MP Michael Moore’s Private Members Bill on International Development Aid passed through its next stage at the House of Commons today.

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More detail needed in child protection plan

Scottish Liberal Democrats have called for reassurances that newly qualified social workers are being adequately supported in their role as the Scottish Government seeks to strengthen the protection of children from Child Sexual Exploitation.

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Alison McInnes MSP: no room for complacency on human rights

Speaking today during a Scottish Parliament debate on Human Rights, Scottish Liberal Democrat Justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes MSP said:

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Alison McInnes MSP: no room for complacency on human rights

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Ambiguity remains over child protection plans

Scottish Liberal Democrats have said that ambiguity remains around the Scottish Government’s plans to ensure the safety of children in Scotland in light of a significant warning from the Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate.

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SNP must walk the walk on climate change targets

Scottish Liberal Democrats have criticised senior SNP Cabinet ministers for adding to their own climate change woes after official figures showed ministerial cars being used to shuttle ministers from Holyrood to their offices in St Andrews house. 

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