Rennie calls for business support extension and basic income for all

Speaking ahead of Tuesday's Scottish Parliament economy debate, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has called on the Scottish Government to extend the existing business support schemes and deliver a basic income for all those who are "falling through the cracks" of existing support schemes.

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First Minister must set out detailed plan to get non-urgent healthcare running

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today called on the Scottish Government to set out detailed plans to get non-urgent healthcare up and running as he warned that those living in pain needed to see light at the end of the tunnel.

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Pressure on Government to get comprehensive tracking and tracing right

Responding to the First Minister's statement on easing lockdown, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Government must address childcare and shielding concerns to get teachers back to school

Responding to a new survey from EIS of 26,000 teachers which reveals that 1 in 5 have health conditions which would make a return to work hazardous, while 1 in 3 have childcare responsibilities, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart MSP said:

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Scottish Government has ground to make up on test and trace

Responding to the First Minister’s announcement that testing and tracing will restart on Thursday, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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McArthur: Safe jury trials were an option from the outset

Responding to the announcement of plans to restart jury trials in Scotland by July, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice Liam McArthur MSP said:

“Safe and socially distant jury trials have always been a possibility, and I’m glad to see that they are soon going to be a reality.

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Scot Lib Dems comment on Ross resignation

Commenting on Douglas Ross' resignation as a Scotland Office minister, Scottish Liberal Democrat constitutional relations spokesperson Wendy Chamberlain MP said:

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McArthur secures First Minister's assurance on publication of local testing numbers

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today pressed the First Minister to agree to publish the number of Covid-19 tests being carried out in each local health board area.

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Rennie: First Minister needs a clear message for different phases of lockdown

Responding to the First Minister's statement outlining how lockdown will be lifted in Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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PM backs Lib Dem calls for COVID hero honours round

The Government has announced today that it will issue a special honours list in Autumn, following Jamie Stone's calls to the Prime Minister asking for an additional honours round to celebrate coronavirus heroes.

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