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Rennie to launch Scot Lib Dems general election Commit Card

May 10, 2017 3:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie will tomorrow launch the Scottish Liberal Democrat general election Commit Card with activists and supporters outside Holyrood. Mr Rennie will say that a vote for the Scottish Liberal Democrats is a vote for Scotland's place in the UK, for the UK's place in Europe, and for investment in mental health services and education.

In the speech to activists Mr Rennie will say:

"The SNP obsession with independence at any cost, and the Tory lust for a hard Brexit are both risks facing Scotland.

"Only the Liberal Democrats stand against them.

"Ten years of SNP mismanagement has left Scotland with an education system that is slipping and a mental health strategy branded as inadequate.

"This week we have seen the damage, with literacy standards dropping.

"The SNP are six years behind the rest of the UK on the pupil premium which has been proven to raise attainment.

"They have spent a decade campaigning for independence we have now seen it is the children of Scotland who have suffered as a result.

"Scottish Liberal Democrats are the only ones who will stand up for Scotland. We will put our communities first and fight for properly funded local services.

"Scottish Liberal Democrats will fight for Scotland;s place in the UK, the UK's place in Europe, and investment in mental health services and education."