Mike Rumbles - Farms Crisis Meeting

Tonight the Scottish NFU are meeting Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister, in an attempt to break the logjam over the crisis in the farming industry. This is ahead of a rally on Thursday at the Scottish Parliament.

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Mike Rumbles - Council tax changes underwhelming

Following today's announcement by the Scottish Government's that council tax charges for higher band properties will be increased, Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for Aberdeenshire West, Mike Rumbles, is unimpressed.

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Mike Rumbles on the Referendum date announcement

The phoney war about Europe is now over as the Prime Minister names the date for the referendum.

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Mike Rumbles: Crisis, what crisis?

With an estimated loss of 65000 jobs over the last year in the North Sea, the industry faces one of its worst ever years. 
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Jardine calls for compensation for bridge disruption

Aberdeenshire East Liberal Democrat Christine Jardine has called on SNP Government Ministers to introduce a compensation scheme for North-East businesses affected by the closure of the Forth Road Bridge to goods vehicles.
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Christine Jardine: Is SNP offering calculated to fail, or attempt to clip BBC's wings?

My interest rapidly became incredulity as I read the SNP’s self proclaimed ‘vision’ for the BBC in Scotland.

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Let's target support at children who need it most

I loved school. Every minute of it. It wasn’t the best school in Scotland but I always felt that everyone was on my side, and would make sure I had every opportunity to fulfil my potential. Whatever it was.

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Jardine welcomes New Pitsligo speeding clampdown

Aberdeenshire East Liberal Democrat Christine Jardine has welcomed assurances from Police Scotland that action will be taken to clampdown on speeding on New Pitsligo High Street.

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Christine Jardine: Community spirit triumphs but deserves support

It seems a very long time since that moment, at the end of December, when all of our communities were planning for Hogmanay, free of the stress of widespread and unprecedented flooding.

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Jardine: Faster support needed for councils to help flood victims

Aberdeenshire East Liberal Democrat Christine Jardine has called for improved, and faster, financial support for the councils in the wake of the serious flooding.

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