Cole-Hamilton: "Cherry-picking and jam tomorrow" from the First Minister

Responding to the SNP/Green Government’s latest push to break up the UK, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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SNP Government must go further and faster to eradicate drug deaths

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called on the Scottish Government to move further and faster to tackle drugs deaths as new figures indicates the change in Government policy and the work of the taskforce has had little impact in reducing the number of drugs deaths in Scotland.

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A&E crisis reaches second highest level as SNP heads turn to independence

Responding to A&E waiting times continuing to worsen, with 8,477 people waiting more than 4 hours (the second highest ever) during the week ending 5th June, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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NHS pressures “dangerous” yet SNP/Greens oppose burnout help

Responding to junior doctor representative Dr Lailah Peel telling Good Morning Scotland that the pressures on the NHS are “dangerous” and that the system is “totally broken”, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Cole-Hamilton comments ahead of latest independence push

Ahead of a press conference on Tuesday where Nicola Sturgeon and Patrick Harvie will launch “the first of a series of papers” pushing independence, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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£2m of pupil attainment cash spent on campus cops

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Willie Rennie today said “attainment funding was supposed to follow the child, not the police” after research by children’s charity Aberlour uncovered that nearly £2 million of Pupil Equity Funding has been spent putting cops into schools.

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Another SNP education promise broken as over 100 nurseries in deprived areas without teachers

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Willie Rennie has today revealed the latest SNP education failure after uncovering that a nursery recruitment target set by Nicola Sturgeon to close the poverty-related attainment gap has never been met, with a quarter of posts lying empty and over 100 nurseries in the most deprived areas missing a teacher.

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FMQs: First Minister and Education Secretary at odds over existence of attainment gap target

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Willie Rennie MSP has today exposed how the Scottish Government doesn’t know whether it still has a target date for closing the attainment gap, after the First Minister and Education Secretary were publicly at odds over whether a target currently exists.

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SNP FUND BUSINESSES TO CHOP DOORS

New figures show that 43 awards involved “undercutting/raising non-fire doors”.

Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Willie Rennie has demanded the government explain why it denied it was recommending door chopping before funding businesses to do exactly that.

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Cole-Hamilton: Indyref legal advice shows minsters “are at it”

Responding to the news that the Scottish Government has finally accepted the ruling of the Scottish Information Commissioner and published some legal advice around a second independence referendum, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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