Piecemeal devolution won't cut it anymore

Liberal Democrat Lord Jeremy Purvis has called on the SNP to back his bill which will see a Constitutional Convention.

"The new powers that will be delivered to Scotland through the new Scotland Bill are very welcome", said Lord Purvis.

"We also need to secure the full powers for Wales set out in the Silk Commission. But piecemeal devolution cannot deliver the stability we need.

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Lib Dems across West Scotland slam SNP plans for primary school exams

Liberal Democrats across West Scotland have hit out at SNP Government plans to impose standardised testing on primary school children.


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SNP cannot be trusted to uphold human rights

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes MSP today said the SNP cannot pretend to stand up for human rights at Westminster while they ignore them in Scotland.

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Setting school days shows SNP government contempt

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesman Liam McArthur MSP has today criticised a last-minute move by the Scottish Government to strip local authorities of the power to set school days.

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Chief Constable's resignation does not spell the end of Police Scotland difficulties

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes has said that Sir Stephen House's resignation will not mean the end of challenges within the force.

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Purvis presses case for constitutional convention

Scottish Liberal Democrat peer Jeremy Purvis today pressed the case for a constitutional convention to pave the way for UK-wide constitutional reform.

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Lib Dems launch bid to defeat Government over EU referendum votes at 16

Liberal Democrats are launching a cross party move to defeat the Government and give 16 year olds a vote in the upcoming EU referendum.

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Hume seeks answers over patient diversion reports

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Jim Hume MSP is seeking answers from SNP Ministers after reports that patients were diverted from the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow this week.

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Lib Dems call for parity between the treatment of mental and physical ill health

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have called for parity between the treatment of mental and physical ill health to be enshrined in law.

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Katy Gordon and Lib Dems across West Scotland welcome SNP concession on stop and search

After an 18 month campaign, Lib Dems in the Scottish Parliament have finally forced the SNP to agree to make non-statutory stop and search illegal within 12 months. So called 'consensual' stop and search has led to thousands of innocent children being searched across Scotland.

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