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  • Article: Dec 3, 2019

    Responding to the news that performance against the A&E waiting time target has further fallen to its lowest level since March 2018, with only 83.8% of patients treated within 4 hours compared to the 95% target, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

    "A&E performance has continued to plummet this December as doctors and nurses battle to solve the mounting winter crisis without the resources or staff they so urgently need.

  • Article: Dec 3, 2019
    By Jo Swinson

    As a Party we are clear: people with disabilities must have the opportunity to fully participate in every aspect of society

    3rd December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. A day set aside to promote the rights and well-being of people with disabilities.

    Let us use today to increase our understanding of disabilities which can be physical, mental, sensory or cognitive.

  • Article: Dec 2, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today warned that Scottish independence would be bad for business as he visited the Fudge Kitchen in Edinburgh.

    Mr Rennie said:

    "Independence would be like Brexit on steroids. It would mean a huge blow to the economy and less money for public services.

  • Article: Dec 1, 2019

    Welcome to the 'Twelve Lies of Brexit', where we will be unwrapping the biggest porkies told by senior Leave politicians.

    Let's start with the obvious:

    1. The lie on the side of a bus

    Perhaps the most famous of the Brexit lies, Boris Johnson championed an outlandish, fraudulent promise on the side of his Vote Leave bus in 2016.

  • Article: Dec 1, 2019

    Welcome to the 'Twelve Lies of Brexit', where we will be unwrapping the biggest porkies told by senior Leave politicians.

    Let's start with the obvious:

    1. The lie on the side of a bus

    Perhaps the most famous of the Brexit lies, Boris Johnson championed an outlandish, fraudulent promise on the side of his Vote Leave bus in 2016.

  • Article: Dec 1, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today marked St Andrews day by saying that his party's plans to stop independence will allow Scotland to stand strong and proud in the UK.

    On a visit to the St Andrews aquarium, Mr Rennie said:

    "I want to see Scotland working in partnership with our neighbours as we have done for hundreds of years. From pushing forward the frontiers of science to building the NHS we have always been stronger when we work together.

    "Nicola Sturgeon's plan to break up the UK puts all that at risk but we have a chance to make it stop on December 12th by voting Liberal Democrat. The clock is ticking as the SNP want the split next year so we need to act now to make sure it stops now.

    "So on St. Andrews Day let's act to make the division stop."

    "I am a proud Scot, Brit and European and I believe that the last thing we need is more division. The SNP have learned nothing from Brexit. They should realise by now that breaking up is hard to do. The Liberal Democrats want Scotland to stand tall in the UK rather than cut and run with independence."

  • Article: Dec 1, 2019

    Ahead of Donald Trump's visit to the UK on Monday, Scottish Liberal Democrat general election chair Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today visited the Western General hospital in Edinburgh to demand Trump keeps his hands off the NHS.

    This comes after a document was released laying out the details of talks involving UK and US officials and revealing that the NHS would be on the table as part of any trade deal with the UK in the event of Brexit.

  • Article: Dec 1, 2019

    Today we stand together as a global community to mark World AIDS Day.

    AIDS is a global health challenge and there are currently more than 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK.

    As a nation, we have made great strides in minimising the physical, psychological and societal impact of HIV. And thanks to the hard work of researchers, our understanding of HIV has grown significantly.

  • Article: Nov 30, 2019

    New analysis has revealed how much UK police rely on vital EU crime-fighting measures.
    Yet Boris Johnson's reckless Brexit plans threaten to cut the UK off.

    Over the past five years, UK police forces and prosecutors have used the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) to arrest over 6,600 criminal fugitives.

  • Article: Nov 30, 2019

    Boris Johnson's interview with LBC exposed yet again how Boris Johnson can't be trusted and is simply not fit for the office of Prime Minister.

    Whether it was on nurses, hospitals or Brexit, Johnson spent an hour lying through his teeth. We've highlighted ten of his mistruths...

    1. 50,000 new nurses

    Johnson continues to peddle the Tory fantasy that they will recruit 50,000 new nurses. He clearly can't do basic maths when 19,000 of this figure is comprised by nurses who already work in the NHS.