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    Article: Mar 17, 2018

    Today's New York Times alleges that Cambridge Analytica 'harvested' 50 million Facebook profiles in a potentially huge data breach.

    If these allegations against Cambridge Analytica are correct then it is a shocking betrayal of people's personal data.

    If this data was then actively exploited for political gain it is both underhand and immoral.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2018

    A crack in the Forties Pipeline discovered in early December 2017 and the Beast from the East weather has resulted in disruption to LPG off grid gas supplies to rural Scotland.

    The Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has called on Calor Gas and other distribution companies to come clean to customers about the extent of the problems as the winter weather continues in Scotland.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP today revealed that more than 700 peak-time seats have been lost on the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line due to delays in rolling out the new fleet and the lease of existing trains expiring in the meantime.

    In response to a written parliamentary question filed by Mr Rumbles, Transport Minister Humza Yousaf revealed that across both weekday peak periods 6,758 seats are now being provided on Edinburgh-Glasgow via Falkirk services rather than 7,476 which were scheduled to operate up until the end of February.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2018

    North East Fife MSP Willie Rennie will meet with Marie Curie next Tuesday to discuss their decision to stop providing palliative care services in Fife amid concerns that the new tender set out by Fife Health and Social Care Partnership was "unrealistic and restrictive".

    Marie Curie will stop providing palliative care services in Fife when its current contract ends in May 2018.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2018

    Early results from a residents' survey, conducted by Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine, show overwhelming support for restrictions on additional night flights at Edinburgh Airport.

    Less than a week after its launch more than 600 people have already responded with 75 per cent of those living near the airport and under the flight path supporting some kind of restriction.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today marked the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act by calling on the Scottish Government to seize this opportunity to engage with "communities, local authorities, churches and football clubs" as opposition parties united to repeal the bill.

  • Article: Mar 15, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has today called on the SNP to rule out allowing Alex Salmond a return to frontline politics, after the former First Minister used his RT chatshow to pour doubt on Russian involvement in the Salisbury chemical attack and deny that RT is a propaganda station.

  • Article: Mar 15, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has today said that the SNP are playing catch up after one of the contractors working on the Aberdeen bypass project revealed that, despite ministerial assurances, the Aberdeen bypass will be delayed until the summer.

    At the 24 January meeting of the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee, following questioning from Mr Rumbles, Economy Secretary Keith Brown claimed that the current timetable to open the road in spring 2018 was still in place. Transport Scotland's website originally reported that the AWPR 'is expected to open in winter 2017/18'.

  • Article: Mar 14, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie has reiterated his call for a system of recall to be introduced to the Scottish Parliament, arguing there must be an "appropriate range of sanctions" for misconduct by parliamentarians.

    The call coincides with a meeting of the Standards, Procedures & Public Appointments Committee where the official complaint against Mark McDonald lodged by SNP MSP James Dornan will be considered.

  • Article: Mar 14, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has today filed a motion in the Parliament condemning Russia and Russian backed media outlets for denying Russian involvement in the barbaric attack in Salisbury last week. He has also encouraged Scottish politicians and businesses to distance themselves from Russian state backed media companies.