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  • Article: Feb 22, 2018

    Speaking after today's meeting of the Scottish Parliament's Policing Sub-committee, at which Durham Chief Constable Mike Barton said that he was "prevented" by Police Scotland from carrying out a proper investigation into the national force's illegal spying, Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

  • Article: Feb 22, 2018

    Lib Dems launch rally to protect RBS branch and new banking proposals

    Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP Jamie Stone has called for a public rally at Midday on Friday 23rd February in support of the Tain branch of RBS, which faces imminent closure despite widespread public outcry.

    Mr Stone met with with RBS representatives to express the community's growing anxiety at the loss of high street banking services and has called on the UK Government to intervene to prevent RBS from closing large numbers of their branches.

  • Article: Feb 22, 2018

    Liberal Democrat Scottish Affairs Spokesperson Christine Jardine MP has called for an urgent meeting with Centrica over 4,000 threatened job losses across the company.

    The parent company of Scottish Gas, announced the job losses today (Thurs Feb 22) following a 17 percent drop in operating profits.

    Centrica, which currently employ around 33,000 staff across the UK, blamed political and regulatory intervention in the UK energy market for the drop in profits.

  • Article: Feb 22, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP has today demanded that Education Secretary John Swinney answer the detailed questions put to him over committee witnesses appearing before the Scottish Parliament's Education Committee.

    A letter to the Education Secretary from the committee today lays out an extensive list of issues that it requests he address.

  • Article: Feb 21, 2018

    Scots Tories pushing hard right Brexit agenda

    Scots Tories who signed hard-right list of Brexit demands are showing contempt for their constituents economic well-being, according to Lib Dem Scottish Affairs spokesperson Christine Jardine MP.

    The Edinburgh West MP's comments follow news that three Scottish Conservative MPs have signed the European Research Group's list of demands.

  • Article: Feb 21, 2018

    Lindsay calls for high quality breastfeeding support to reduce health inequalities.

    Responding to the publication of the Scottish Maternal and Infant Nutrition Survey 2017, which reveals that women from deprived backgrounds are the least likely to breastfeed, Liberal Democrat equalities spokesperson Caron Lindsay, who was a breastfeeding counsellor, said:

  • Article: Feb 21, 2018

    Responding to new figures released today showing unemployment up 14,000 and employment down 20,000, Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Councillor Carolyn Caddick said:

    "These figures are truly horrible. Lost jobs are affecting tens of thousands of people.

    "The overall measures are now worse than for the UK as a whole. All the previous boasts of Scottish ministers have come undone.

  • Article: Feb 20, 2018

    Oxford Parkway

    Image caption - photo of Oxford Parkway station's accessible parking spaces.

    A tweet by journalist Isabel Oakeshott taking aim at the number of disabled parking spaces at a train station has sparked anger on social media. She posted the picture of empty blue badge bays at Oxford Parkway along with the message "a triumph of political correctness over common sense".

  • Article: Feb 20, 2018

    A campaigner calling for improvements to disabled toilets has handed in a petition to the prime minister. Lorna Fillingham from Scunthorpe wants more toilets where disabled children and adults can be changed by their parents and carers.

    Ms Fillingham, whose seven-year-old daughter has learning disabilities, set up the Changing Places petition which attracted more than 51,000 signatures.

  • Article: Feb 20, 2018

    A disability group is calling for a pause in the campaign to ban plastic straws. The One in Five group wants MSP Kate Forbes to halt her Final Straw campaign temporarily while concerns are addressed for disabled people. It says paper, plant-based and metal alternatives are not always suitable and could even prove dangerous. The group wants the campaign to have disability advice in place for companies looking to replace plastic.