Scottish Libdems Select Former Banchory Academy Pupil to Contest Aberdeenshire West

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have selected their candidate to contest Aberdeenshire West in next years Scottish Parliament elections.

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Rumbles calls on ScotGov to scrap quarantine measures in favour of direct testing

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles has called on the Scottish Government to drop its ‘useless’ quarantine system, which has failed to track a single person with covid-19 and implement a robust testing system for all international arrivals in Scottish airports.  

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Rumbles confirms no police powers to enforce Greater Glasgow restrictions

Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles confirmed today that having contacted the Parliamentary authorities they have confirmed that no Regulations have been laid before the Scottish Parliament to impose the restrictions of liberty on over 1 Million scots that the First Minister implies have been imposed in Greater Glasgow.

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Taxpayers unlikely to see any repayment of Prestwick Airport loan

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles has said that it appears unlikely that any of the £38.4m worth of public money loaned to Prestwick Airport will be repaid by a potential buyer, following questions put to the Scottish Government’s transport secretary this morning.  

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FM caught misleading the public about the ban on reopening non-essential offices

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles has revealed that there is no legal ban on staff returning to non-essential offices, despite the First Minister deliberately appearing to give the impression that there is. 

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'Information not held' on quarantined travellers bringing coronavirus into Scotland

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles reveals that the Scottish Government has not kept track of the number of people that have brought Coronavirus into Scotland since self-quarantine measures were introduced on 8th June.    

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No contrition from Scot Gov over ferry debacle

Commenting on the Ministerial Update on Ferguson Marine in the Scottish Parliament today, North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles said : 
"It's remarkable that the economy secretary would come before MSPs and pat herself on the back, while there are two ferries that are four years overdue and up to three times over budget still sitting on the Clyde.
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Continued lockdown sets Aberdeen back another week

Commenting on the Scottish Government announcement that the Aberdeen local lockdown is to remain in place for at least another seven days, North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles said: 
"The First Minister has said over and over again that track and trace is the best way to manage a local outbreak. But after today's announcement Aberdeen will now be set back by a whole month compared to the rest of Scotland. 
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Aberdeen local lockdown to remain in place

Commenting on the Scottish Government announcement that the Aberdeen local lockdown is to remain in place for at least another seven days, North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles said: 
"It is very worrying that the outbreak in Aberdeen is not yet under control and many people will be deeply concerned about what the the future holds for the city. 
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BT should embrace a digital future and halt heartless job cuts

In joint letters to the CEO of BT and the Chair of Openreach, North East MSP Mike Rumbles and Aberdeen's Liberal Democrat councillors have called on the companies to protect over 100 jobs in Aberdeen by taking advantage of technologies that allow people to work from home.

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