Cole-Hamilton: Government’s Covid ID scheme is a dog’s breakfast

Responding to UK Hospitality Scotland Executive Director Leon Thompson’s comments on Good Morning Scotland, in which he noted:

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Ministers could drive businesses to the wall with “never-ending” Covid ID requirements

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today warned that unless the Scottish Government ditch their controversial Covid ID scheme they risk discriminating against young, poor and ethnic minority Scots and driving night time businesses to the wall. 

 

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Cole-Hamilton declares his support for Assisted Dying bill

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today backed Liam McArthur MSP’s Assisted Dying Bill. 

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Cole-Hamilton responds to life-expectancy fall

Commenting on the news that life expectancy fell in 2018 – 2020, reversing the trend of recent years, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton demanded that the SNP must “get a grip on the things that really matter”.

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Cole-Hamilton: Lord Advocate's empty answer is not enough

Speaking after he responded to the Lord Advocate’s statement on diversion from prosecution, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton rubbishes Humza Yousaf's crystal ball claims

Responding to Humza Yousaf telling Good Morning Scotland "none of us had a crystal ball" to predict NHS pressures, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Covid ID cards face night time industries legal challenge

Responding to the Night Time Industries Association Scotland launching a legal challenge against the Scottish Government's Covid ID card policy, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Covid ID cards will lead to unfairness and inequalities

Responding to the First Minister’s Covid update to parliament, Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton proposes new scheme to let everyone trial electric vehicles

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton will today use his speech to the federal Liberal Democrat conference to set out a series of eye-catching proposals to tackle the climate emergency and boost sustainable transport.

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FOIs reveal Ambulance Service waiting times fears

New documents obtained by Scottish Liberal Democrats using Freedom of Information legislation reveal the Scottish Ambulance Service’s worrying projections of waiting times without further investment.

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Health Secretary is reckless to warn Scots away from A&E

Responding to Health Secretary Humza Yousaf urging Scots to think twice before calling 999 for an ambulance, and warning that the NHS is facing an "extraordinarily difficult winter", Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Scot Lib Dems will oppose cynical social care power grab

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today used a debate on the future of social care to confirm that his party will oppose a “cynical power grab” on the part of the Scottish Government and stand up for local authorities and local communities against centralising SNP ministers.

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First Minister running out of experts to misrepresent over vaccine passports

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today pressed the First Minister over calls from experts and events industry leaders to shelve plans for Covid ID cards - experts who the First Minister had previously quoted.

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Cole-Hamilton writes to parliament bosses over right to protest at heart of Scottish democracy

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today written to members of the Corporate Body of the Scottish Parliament over plans to restrict the right to protest outside the parliament and expand police powers to remove demonstrators.

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Cole-Hamilton: 722 suspected drug deaths “all too raw”

Speaking after official statistics show there were 722 suspected drug deaths during the first half of 2021, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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