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Rennie meets with UK Liberal Democrat ministerial colleagues

May 23, 2011 1:44 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie is in London today to press Scottish issues with UK Liberal Democrat Ministerial Colleagues.

Mr Rennie is meeting with the Minister of State for the Armed Forces Nick Harvey, Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore and Business Secretary Vince Cable to press the case for keeping the two RAF bases in Scotland and to discuss situating the Green Investment bank in Scotland.

Commenting Willie Rennie said:

"I am down in London today to meet with UK Liberal Democrat Ministerial colleagues on two specific issues.

"I am continuing the work that Tavish Scott and Michael Moore have started, pressing the case for keeping both RAF bases in Scotland open. The bases are both vital not just for Scotland and the communities they serve but to the safety of the UK.

"I am also here to campaign on bringing the Green Investment bank to Scotland. This will keep Scotland at the forefront of exciting new developments, capitalising on work already started here.

"The First Minister is here on much more negative terms as he starts to try and split the UK.

"Mr Salmond is very good at criticising and undermining other Governments but he himself has given no indication on how he plans to make an independent Scotland work. He barely even mentioned it during the election.

"Mr Salmond owes it to the Scottish people to come clean on what his proposals will actually mean for Scotland.

"We need answers quickly from the SNP."