Rumbles slams SNP over EU farm payments

Scottish Liberal Democrat rural affairs spokesman Mike Rumbles MSP today slammed the SNP government over their handling of EU farm payments after the Farming Minister confirmed that the failure of a crucial IT project led to overtime costs of almost £4m in the last 18 months.

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Aspiring farmers failed on funding

Mike Rumbles, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for the North East, today condemned the poor administration of the Young Farmers Start Up Grant, which may leave many aspirational farmers without access to funds. 

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Six years for flood defences unacceptable, says North East MSP

Six years for flood defences unacceptable, says North East MSP

  Mike Rumbles, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for the North East, has criticised authorities for failing to take action to protect Kembhill Park, Kemnay, from future flooding. 

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Scottish Government burying its head in the sand over local policing – Rumbles

North East MSP Mike Rumbles has accused the Scottish Government of being in denial over cutbacks to community policing in Scotland.

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‘Rural communities should not be at the back of the queue for broadband’ – Rumbles

An official report by Audit Scotland on superfast broadband today described targets to reach rural areas as ‘challenging’. The Scottish Government Minister responsible confirmed as much and admitted that more could be done ‘at a Scotland level to extend coverage, particularly to rural areas’.

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SNP must deliver farm funding

Scottish Liberal Democrat rural affairs spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP today urged the Scottish Government to help give farmers in Scotland the stability they need.

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Rumbles calls for leadership on decommissioning

Commenting as unions warned a lack of leadership by the Scottish Government could see the Scotland lose out on billions of pounds of decommissioning work, Scottish Liberal Democrat Mike Rumbles MSP said:

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Energy training scheme benefiting just one in six applicants

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles today said that the SNP need to take their head out of the sand on the economic challenges facing the North East as answers to Parliamentary Questions showed fewer than one in six energy workers who had registered interest in a £12 million flagship retra...

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