Govt risking public safety with plan to bring back Parliament

The Liberal Democrats have accused the Government of risking public safety and warned “everyone deserves equal representation, including those who are shielding and those with family responsibilities.”

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73,780 EU nationals in Scotland left in limbo, Lib Dems warn

Scottish Liberal Democrats are calling for EU citizens to be given the automatic right to stay in the UK, as new official figures show 73,780 EU nationals living in Scotland have not been granted permanent Settled Status to remain in the UK.

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Lib Dems call for Scotland to follow Cyprus in publishing “honest” breakdown of testing stats

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have today called on the Scottish Government to begin publishing a daily breakdown of coronavirus testing numbers by key sector, as is being done in countries such a Cyprus, and by local area.

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Scottish Liberal Democrats set out measures to strengthen mental health services to mark Mental Health Week

On the eve of Mental Health Week, the Scottish Liberal Democrats have set out new steps the Scottish Government should take to improve the mental health of the nation in the wake of coronavirus. Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has said we must "be prepared for the scale of the challenge" as we "emerge from the shadow of the virus".

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Rennie: “Speed is of the essence” on test trace pilots

Responding to the news that the Scottish Government will launch a contract tracing pilot exercise in NHS Fife, NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Highland for the next 2 weeks, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and North East Fife MSP Willie Rennie said:

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Rennie urges First Minister to prioritise non-urgent healthcare treatment

Speaking ahead of the First Minister setting out plans on how to ease the lockdown in Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Rennie: Ineos support must not be a billionaire's bailout

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said that any support package provided to Ineos must offer a positive return for taxpayers rather than being a "billionaire's bailout".

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Lib Dems bid to pave the way for safe street cafe culture

Scottish Liberal Democrats have proposed an amendment to the latest coronavirus emergency legislation to help pave the way for more cafes, restaurants and bars to use closed roads to enable social distancing between customers, once they are permitted to re-open. 

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Rennie demands communications improvements after delay to safety goggles recall

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has warned that the country's health services need to get much better at alerting staff when safety equipment is declared faultyThe move comes after Mr Rennie revealed that it took three days for a care provider in Fife to receive the instruction to stop using defective and unsafe 'Tiger eye' goggles, which are subject to a nationwide recall. 

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Lib Dems submit amendments to restore freedom of information legislation

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has submitted amendments that would unwind the limits placed on freedom of information by the Scottish Government due to coronavirus, as he warned that the crisis should not be used to inhibit public scrutiny.

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