Rumbles persuades committee not to pass Brexit legislation

Scottish Liberal Democrat spokesperson on the rural economy Mike Rumbles has refused to support Brexit legislation on transport that must be passed by the Scottish Parliament as a consequence of the UK Government’s EU Withdrawal Act.   

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Aberdeenshire homes among the worst for broadband connectivity on the Scottish mainland - Rumbles

Residents living in Aberdeenshire are less likely to have access to superfast broadband than almost anywhere else on the Scottish mainland, according to figures provided by the Scottish Government to Mike Rumbles MSP and the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee this morning.

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Sleeper service breakdown is a nightmare for North East passengers

Rail passengers heading to the North East have faced severe disruption today, after a lengthy breakdown of the Caledonian Sleeper train due to engine failure between Montrose and Arbroath.

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NHS Grampian has failed to meet A&E waiting time target for over a year

Waiting times in Accident and Emergency facilities across NHS Grampian hit an eight month low this week, with only 88.2% of patients being seen within the 4 hour deadline. The cash strapped local health board has not reached the 95% target in any week since 22nd July 2018.

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Scot Govt excuses are wearing thin for patients and staff in NHS Grampian

In a session of question and answers in the Scottish Parliament today, North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles grilled the Scottish Government’s Health Secretary about a decade of underfunding that has left the local health board with some of the worst waiting times in Scotland.

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Scottish Government roll back on promise of superfast broadband for all by 2021

In response to a Parliamentary Question lodged by Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles, the minister responsible for delivering Scottish Government’s R100 programme has dropped the 2021 target for the project. Admitting that it would be ‘challenging’ to meet their previous commitment and incorrectly...

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