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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Govt misled businesses over post-Brexit customs checks

Responding to the Government's admission that there will be customs checks on goods crossing the Irish Sea after the Brexit transition period ends, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs and Brexit spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said: 

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Home Farm residents have been "terribly let down"

Commenting on the developments at the Home Farm care home in Skye, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

"The Care Inspectorate's findings are truly devastating for worried friends and family of residents. 

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Scottish Liberal Democrats urge Govt to extend income support for self-employed

Liberal Democrats are urging the Government to extend income support for self-employed workers after they declared victory in convincing the Government to extend furlough payments for employees, preventing redundancies.

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BBC Documentary exposes test, track and trace mistakes at early stages

Commenting on the BBC Panorama documentary on Scotland’s lockdown and the Health Secretary’s subsequent questioning on the associated test and trace practices, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

“The BBC’s documentary on Scotland’s lockdown raises huge questions about the effectiveness of the Scottish Government’s test, track and trace operation at the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak. 

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Rennie criticises poor communication between Scottish and UK Governments

Commenting on changes to the public messaging on coronavirus, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Rennie responds to PM's lockdown plans

Responding to the Prime Minister's statement, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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