Lib Dems react as Jim McColl attacks Scot Gov ferry handling

Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Willie Rennie has today called for NDAs signed by staff at Ferguson Marine to be waived, as the former owner Jim McColl issued a series of criticisms of the Scottish Government and its handling of the ferry fiasco. 

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Jardine calls for action on Clean Air Day

Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has used Clean Air Day to call on the Scottish Government to follow the example of an English local authority which is pioneering a new air monitoring system.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Geidt resignation: PM must answer questions in Parliament

The Liberal Democrats have demanded that Boris Johnson answer questions in Parliament over claims he planned to deliberately breach the ministerial code.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Care home residents faced inhuman restrictions

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today repeated calls for Nicola Sturgeon, her health secretaries and senior officials to give evidence to Lady Poole’s inquiry under oath after a report from the University of Highlands and Islands described the government’s policy for care homes as “inhumane” and warned that "Risk of infection during a pandemic must be weighed against the risk of losing humanity."

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Cole-Hamilton brands SNP NHS pay deal feeble

Responding to the Scottish government’s announcement of a 5% pay offer to NHS staff, Alex-Cole Hamilton MSP said,

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Kids suffer as SNP draw up plans for breaking up the UK

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today criticised SNP plans to hold a referendum on breaking up the UK in autumn 2023 regardless of whether a Section 30 order is granted. 

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Difficulties tracing "pandemic pound" must be ironed out

Responding to the new report by the Auditor General for Scotland and the Accounts Commission on Scotland's financial response to Covid-19, which notes difficulties in tracing the "pandemic pound" over time, Scottish Liberal Democrat finance spokesperson John Ferry said:

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Chamberlain to present landmark unpaid carers bill

North East Fife MP Wendy Chamberlain will today present a bill to Parliament which would give unpaid carers the right to take leave from their job. Her bill, which is supported by Carers UK, will be debated later in the year.

The MP’s private members bill would give unpaid carers the right to take unpaid leave from their job, the first time in the UK that they would be given standalone workplace rights. Carers UK has described this as a ‘landmark piece of legislation’ and estimates that it could help 2.3 million people

Read more
Add your reaction Share

SNP using funds for disadvantaged children to pay for policing in schools

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Willie Rennie has today accused the Education Secretary of diverting vital funds for disadvantaged children to fund police in schools.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Nicola Sturgeon’s nursery recruitment target dropped

Responding to the Children’s Minister telling Parliament “the Scottish Government does not set targets for early learning and childcare workforce recruitment”, after Scottish Liberal Democrats highlighted how over 100 nurseries are missing the teacher Nicola Sturgeon promised would arrive in 2018, the party’s education spokesperson Willie Rennie MSP said:

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Sign in with Facebook, Twitter or Email.