SNP economic proposals will let down future generations

Commenting on the Scottish Government's response to the report from the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Support needed for businesses as Aberdeen locks down

Commenting on the new restrictions set to be imposed in Aberdeen, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Rennie demands publication of datasets used to mark down disadvantaged schools and an expanded appeals process

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today written to the First Minister to criticise the use moderations methods which he warned "has shackled well performing pupils in average schools by historical results over which they have had no control". 

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Wishart congratulates pupils but warns too many have faced exam results "trainwreck"

Commenting as pupils in Scotland receive their exam results today, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart MSP said: 

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Wishart warns of “anxious weekend” for teachers and students

Ahead of the publication of exam results next Tuesday, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart MSP has today warned the Education Secretary about teacher and student anxiety over “unexpected, upsetting or unfair” exam results, as it is revealed schools and colleges have been excluded from the moderation process because of time constraints. 

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Rennie presses FM over testing of students

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today pressed the First Minister over whether students arriving at Scottish universities will be tested for Covid-19.

His call comes as Professor and Chair of Global Public Health at Edinburgh University Devi Sridhar said: "To re-open safely, universities have to... Test all students on arrival & 5 days later."

However responding to Mr Rennie, the First Minister disputed whether these measures would catch asymptomatic arrivals.

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Rennie: ONS report paints “devastating picture” of the impact of the virus on Scotland

Responding to new analysis released by the ONS, which confirms Scotland had the third highest level of excess deaths in Europe for the first half of 2020, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said: 

“These statistics paint a devastating picture of the toll the coronavirus has taken on communities across Scotland.  

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Rennie: Care home deaths expose need for rapid inquiry

Commenting on last night’s BBC Scotland Disclosure programme, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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FM urged to clear up muddle on face coverings after daily briefing confusion

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today urged the First Minister to clear up whether staff in cafes, pubs and restaurants should be wearing face coverings. He has made the call after the First Minister reprimanded some businesses for failing to ensure staff were wearing face coverings despite the government’s guidance and the law not requiring it.

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Rennie: SNP support for Heathrow “fundamentally incompatible” with green recovery

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today demanded the First Minister withdraw support for the expansion of Heathrow, stressing that the project is “fundamentally incompatible” with a green recovery from the coronavirus and “endangering the climate”.  

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