Astounding hypocrisy from Scottish Government on rural economy

Scottish Cabinet Secretary for the rural economy Fergus Ewing has, today, insisted the UK Government speed up its consultation on issues affecting the rural economy.   North East MSP Mike Rumbles, who has repeatedly held the Scottish Government to account over the CAP payment crises, commented: “...

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Rennie and Auld: £30m council tax raid will not help schools

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP, local by-election candidate Alison Auld and North East MSP Mike Rumbles this weekend warned that the SNP are letting down children in the North East as figures revealed that schools in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray had 173 teacher vacancies ...

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600 farmers still out of pocket over CAP payments

North East MSP Mike Rumbles has condemned the Scottish Government for its failure to pay 610 farmers their full CAP payments, almost a year after their applications were submitted.  

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Rumbles calls for “the biggest spend to save initiative” on Mental Health

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for the North East, Mike Rumbles, today called on the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to back his parties plan to have a mental health specialist in every GP surgery across Scotland, describing the measure as the “biggest single thing she could do on mental health”. 

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Scottish Government burying its head in the sand on future of CAP payments

The future of support for farm businesses has been hit by more uncertainty following an incoherent response from the Minister to North East MSP Mike Rumbles, at a meeting of the rural economy committee today.

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‘Inspectorate’s findings are encouraging but more can still be done for older people’ – Rumbles

North East MSP Mike Rumbles has welcomed yesterday’s findings from the Care Inspectorate, showing that services for older people in Aberdeen are ‘good’ but could improve in key areas.

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74 North East farmers out of pocket despite nine month delay

Mike Rumbles MSP has uncovered that over 700 farm businesses across Scotland are still to receive their full entitlement from the Scottish Government, as a result of its CAP payments shambles.

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Keep rural practices dispensing – Mike Rumbles MSP

Keep rural practices dispensing – Mike Rumbles MSP

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for the North East, Mike Rumbles, has called for residents of the North Easts remote rural communities to make their voices heard and protect the dispensing status of their local GPs.

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