Category Archives: Jeremy Purvis

In full: Willie Rennie’s speech in Holyrood independence referendum debate – Scotland is unique and the stakes are high

Willie Rennie and the recently ennobled Jeremy Purvis wer ein fine form today.  Jeremy whipped Pete Wishart’s backside on Politics Scotland this afternoon, pointing out that it isn’t that long since the SNP were talking about banishing all vestiges of … Continue reading

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>Greens’ Land Value Tax will hit pensioners, single parents and students hard #sp11

> The Greens, who launched their manifesto today, have spent the campaign so far telling us all that if they were in power, there just wouldn’t be any cuts. Any cuts in services are a great wickedness that would never … Continue reading

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>Sunday Herald calls Jeremy Purvis "smart, humorous and feisty" #sp11

> Yesterday’s Sunday Herald carried a profile of the Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale constituency where the brains behind the Scottish Liberal Democrat manifesto, Jeremy Purvis, faces a challenging battle to hold his seat against the SNP’s Edinburgh based candidate. … Continue reading

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>Public back Scottish Liberal Democrats’ position on national police force and reject independence #sp11

>The BBC has gone and asked some voters what they think of 25 of the pledges in the various parties’ manifestos and it seems that it’s the Liberal Democrats who are most in tune with what people want on the … Continue reading

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>Liberal Democrats reveal ambitious 100,000 jobs plan #sp11

> The launch took place in a working factory in Innerleithen A week or so ago, I e-mailed the Scottish Lib Dem press office and timidly asked if I might be allowed to go  to the manifesto launch today, on … Continue reading

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>Purvis’ practical solutions for business illuminate economy debate

> Here are three of the four particpants in the last of the four Scotland on Sunday debates which took place yesterday. John Swinney, whose elbow you can just see on the left,  Labour’s Andy Kerr, Conservative Derek Brownlee and … Continue reading

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>Scottish Liberal Democrats win support for students – and praise from NUS – in Swinney’s Budget

>The Scottish Liberal Democrats have reinforced their commitment to students and young people again by gaining meaningful concessions from Finance Secretary John Swinney in the lead up to today’s vote on the Scottish Budget for next year.  Measures put into … Continue reading

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>Liberal Democrats highlight failures and unfairnesss of SNP’s final budget

>I spent much of yesterday listening to Scotland Questions, PMQs and the terrorism statement in the House of Commons yesterday, but unfortunately missed out on much of Holyrood’s budget debate because I had to go out. I’m just catching up … Continue reading

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>Jeremy Purvis puts fair access to higher education at heart of Liberal Democrat thinking

>Today Cabinet Secretary for Education Mike Russell outlined the proposals in his long awaited Green Paper for Higher Education. He outlined a number of various options with the aim of maintaining Scotland’s reputation for world class academic excellence. The six … Continue reading

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>Jeremy Purvis explains Lib Dem opposition to Budget and slams SNP Arrogance

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