Katy's View: SNP’s Latest Income Tax Disappointment

Katy's View: SNP’s Latest Income Tax Disappointment

I’m glad Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that Scotland won’t follow George Osborne’s sneaky tax cut for higher earners that would increase the tax threshold for the 40p tax rate. But the SNP again failed to live up to their claims to be a progressive party by refusing to use the new powers to incr...

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Katy Gordon: Empower Public Sector Workers

Katy Gordon: Empower Public Sector Workers

Proposing a motion about empowering public sector workers at the Scottish Liberal Democrat Spring Conference, Katy Gordon, Lead List Candidiate for West Scotland, said: How many respected bodies raising the alarm does it take to get ministers to listen? When we have had professional bodies repres...

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Yet another poll shows Lib Dems gaining on regional list

Yet another poll shows Lib Dems gaining on regional list

A poll conducted by Ipsos MORI in February shows that support for the Scottish Liberal Democrats on the regional list vote is up more than 2 percent from the last Scottish Parliament election.

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SNP's Local Authority Funding Settlement is Unfair

SNP's Local Authority Funding Settlement is Unfair

Marco Biagi, Minister for Local Government, referring to local authority finance and the council tax freeze today on BBC Good Morning Scotland said that “everybody accepts [this] is an unfair way of raising revenue, and we’ve been doing this since we have been in office and we’ll stick to that.” ...

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Katy's View: Penny on Education

Katy's View: Penny on Education

I’m so proud of our party for having the guts to do what nobody else will: be honest with the Scottish public about the state of our education system in Scotland, what we want to do about it and how we need to fund it.

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SNP need to get serious about supporting GP services

SNP need to get serious about supporting GP services

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has warned that Scotland is facing an acute shortage of GPs as new figures revealed the number of doctors taking up new GP training places has fallen from 336 in 2010 to 241 in 2015.

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