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Willie Rennie MSP Leader of the Scottish Liberal DemocratsThe Liberal Democrats are working to build a stronger economy in a fairer society, enabling everyone to get on in life.

That's why in Government we have given 24 million people a £700 tax cut, created 1 million jobs and helped 1.5 million apprentices.

We are the only party that can anchor Britain in the centre ground, ensuring we have sustainable growth and equality of opportunity.

Labour can't be trusted with the economy, in government they would drag Britain to the left, borrowing too much, spending too much and risking the recovery.

And the Conservatives can't be trusted to treat people fairly. If Liberal Democrats weren't in Government, the Tories would focus attention on the best-off, let employers fire staff without cause and allow schools to be run for profit.

Only the Liberal Democrats can be trusted to build a stronger economy in a fairer society, enabling every person to get on in life.

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    Article: Apr 24, 2015

    The Conservatives are playing a dangerous game of "them vs us" to win votes with English votes for English laws.

    Responding to the Conservatives plans, Liberal Democrat General Election Campaign Spokesperson Brian Paddick said:

    "This is Punch-and-Judy politics dressed up as patriotism from a Tory campaign stuck on repeat.

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    Article: Apr 24, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats have released a dossier that shows businesses, the City and markets all fear an economic lurch to the right or left.

    The document contains evidence from Britain's investment banks, rating agencies and economists expressing fears of a Conservative or Labour Government.

    It shows Britain's markets crave the stability and balanced economic approach fought for by the Liberal Democrats over the last five years.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2015

    It's been revealed that the Lib Dems in government blocked Conservative plans to privatise our motorways and key A-Roads, which would have meant £120 charges for local road users.

    Shocking papers show plans to charge local people £120 just to use motorways and roads such as the A1, A30 and A303 - or be forced to use unsuitable minor roads through our towns and villages. This will mean that roads will be busier and more congested in our towns and villages.

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    Article: Apr 23, 2015

    The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said the Liberal Democrats are the most transparent party when it comes to public spending plans.

    In its analysis of the parties spending plans, the IFS reported that the Liberal Democrats are the most transparent.

    It also said that the Conservatives give a "misleading impression" while Labour give "disappointingly little" information on borrowing and do not provide enough funding for the NHS.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2015

    Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie, will today set out his party's families manifesto to support families across Scotland, saying the proposals put forward by others parties have been 'found wanting'.

    The families manifesto sets out proposals on expanding free childcare; an additional month of shared parental leave; investment in mental health services; a carer's bonus worth £250 per year and the restriction on the marketing and advertising of junk food.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2015

    Speaking in response to the detailed analysis of the different parties' fiscal plans by the IFS, the Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP said:

    "Liberal Democrats have been praised for having the most transparent plans.

    "We have shown clearly how we will pay for our increase in spending on the health service in Scotland.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2015

    Liberal Democrats believe that no matter who you are, where you come from and what your circumstances, no one should be denied the opportunity to fulfill their potential.Â

    In order to build a fairer society, we must break down the unfair divisions in our society and in government again, Liberal Democrats will ensure that disabled people get the support and help they need.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2015

    Liberal Democrats have announced a £150m package for the 6.5 million carers across Britain who support their loved ones that are older, disabled or seriously ill.

    The new measures form part of the party's Disability Manifesto.

    Approximately 1 in every 8 adults provide care, unpaid for family and friends.

  • Article: Apr 22, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander today said that working Scots would have faced a £700 income tax bombshell if the SNP had been in a position to implement their tax policy in 2010.

    He warned that Scots will miss out on a further tax cut worth £400 a year by the end of the next Parliament if the SNP gets its way.

  • Article: Apr 22, 2015

    Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie MSP, has today set out the priorities for the Scottish Liberal Democrat "manifesto of opportunity".

    On a visit to South Queensferry in Edinburgh West with Liberal Democrat Business Minister Jo Swinson and Liberal Democrat Edinburgh West candidate Mike Crockart, Mr Rennie set out key Scottish Liberal Democrat commitment to build a stronger economy and a fairer society.