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  • Article: May 21, 2018

    Responding to the First Minister's appearance on Peston today, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "With the economic and social impact of Brexit becoming more and more obvious, you would think that Nicola Sturgeon would start to recognise the damage that tearing up a successful union does.

  • Article: May 21, 2018

    Responding to comments from Scottish government adviser Dr Roy Robertson suggesting that people caught with small amounts of illegal substances should no longer be prosecuted, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "It is time for a sensible and enlightened new approach to address the damage that drugs inflict on our communities, families and individuals. We need a policy that prevents unnecessary deaths, alleviates the burden on our NHS and frees up the justice system to tackle the people and organised crime groups producing and dealing drugs.

  • Article: May 18, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has reiterated his calls for an independent expert commission to repair the damage the SNP have done to Scottish policing after a study showed concern among senior figures about the impacts of the botched centralisation.

    The Scottish Government has today published the latest evaluation of police and fire reform, comprising findings from interviews with "senior representatives" from the police, fire and partner organisations.

  • Article: May 17, 2018

    Responding to the First Minister's comments on prisoner voting, Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton, who sits on the Equalities & Human Rights Committee, said:

    "There were indications from the First Minister today that the Scottish Government is considering giving some prisoners the vote, we need to know what exactly she has in mind.

  • Article: May 17, 2018

    Responding to a new poll by Citizens Advice Scotland saying than more than 7 in 10 Scots are worried about Brexit, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "The public are deeply concerned about the shambles that the Conservative party is making of Brexit. The whole process will leave us poorer, more isolated and less secure.

  • Article: May 17, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrats are proposing a radical plan for maternal mental health and have today launched a petition calling on the Scottish Government to introduce the new five-point offer for mothers.

    Post-natal depression and depression during pregnancy affect up to one in five women. One in two women who experience it will go undetected and untreated.

  • Article: May 16, 2018

    Following this morning's meeting of the Rural Economy & Connectivity Committee, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP criticised the Transport Minister for evading reasonable questions on the age of refurbished ScotRail stock.

    Mr Rumbles has already attempted to gain this basic information by means of written questions. He has appealed to the Minister to confirm the lifespan of the new trains.

  • Article: May 15, 2018

    Responding to Lord Adonis' suggestion it would be a "real scandal" if Virgin and Stagecoach were allowed to continue running services on the East Coast mainline after their franchise agreement is terminated, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said:

    "Stagecoach failed spectacularly to deliver on its East Coast mainline rail contract, compromising one of Scotland's most important transport arteries.

  • Article: May 15, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today marked 500 days since the Scottish Government allowed their suicide prevention strategy to lapse and called on ministers to apologise to the hundreds of families whose relatives have committed suicide since the strategy expired.

  • Article: May 13, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today called for serious drug and sentencing reform to "rebuild the system from the ground up" after it was revealed 229 people in possession of drugs for personal use were imprisoned in 2016-17.

    The figures, acquired through a parliamentary question, show that among 4,400 convictions for possession, without intent to supply, just 31 people were given drug treatment and testing order.