Economy report identifies big challenges but falls short on ambition

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today said that the new report from the Scottish Government’s advisory group on economic recovery offers some sensible suggestions but falls short of the dramatic steps required to meet the economic challenges posed by the fallout of the coronavirus crisis.

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Lib Dems demand “ironclad guarantee” that progress on homelessness won’t be reversed

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have today demanded the government offer an ‘ironclad guarantee’ that progress made in tackling homelessness at the height of the pandemic will be protected and people will not be sent back on to the streets.

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Lib Dems call on PM “not to turn your back” on child refugees

The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to commit to resettling 10,000 unaccompanied refugee children from elsewhere in Europe over the next ten years, following the closure of the Dubs scheme last month.

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McArthur: More action needed to tackle stalking, harassment and fraud.

Scottish Liberal Democrat Liam McArthur MSP has today said that while Scotland continues to experience low levels of crime overall, action will be required to tackle stalking, harassment and fraud.

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Rumbles amendment ensures new system of support for Scottish agriculture after Brexit

An ambitious and far-reaching amendment to the Scottish Government's Agriculture Bill, lodged by Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles and passed by the rural economy committee this morning, will ensure a new bespoke system of support for Scotland's rural economy before the end of the next Parliamentary session.  

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Ministers must put in place mental health recovery plan

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton has today called for a mental health recovery plan.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that waiting time statistics for CAMHS services in the year up to the start of lockdown showed a record 1,253 children waiting over a year for treatment.

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Carmichael writes to PM: bring forward legislation on country of origin labelling

Orkney and Shetland Liberal Democrat MP, Alistair Carmichael, has written to the Prime Minister following on from their exchange in the House of Commons on enhanced “country of origin” labelling protections for UK farmers. The Prime Minister yesterday suggested that he was in favour of closing loopholes in COO labelling and in the letter Mr Carmichael asks for confirmation on when legislation to do so will be brought forward. Today a National Farmers Union petition on enshrining food standards in future trade deals reached 1m signatures.

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Stone marks passing of Dame Vera Lynn in Parliament

Liberal Democrat defence spokesperson and MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, Jamie Stone, has tabled a parliamentary motion to mark the passing of Dame Vera Lynn. It reads:

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Scottish Government not delivering joined up approach to easing of lockdown

Responding to the First Minister’s statement on the Coronavirus, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Most deprived areas must not be left behind in coronavirus response

Responding to new figures from the National Records of Scotland which show that people living in Scotland's most deprived areas are twice as likely to die of Covid-19 as those in the least deprived areas, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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