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Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Willie Rennie (Mid Scotland and Fife) (LD) I share the First Minister’s ambition for us to use the energy from the referendum for the good of politics in the long run. I hope for a no vote, as he hopes for a yes vote, but I hope that we will capture the energy.

I will bring the First Minister back to some of the detail. In the pas...

Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Willie Rennie (Mid Scotland and Fife) (LD) When I heard Ruth Davidson talk about her pride in being Scottish, I shared her pride. When I heard Scottish National Party members scoff at her claim about being Scottish, I was disgusted by their attitude. The SNP does not have a monopoly on being Scottish: I am as proud a Scot as its members are,...

Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Willie Rennie Members of our party are free to vote as they wish. We are not the strict party that the SNP seeks to be, driving out division and difference.

I respect John Barrett for who he is—[Interruption.]



Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Willie Rennie I wonder whether the First Minister agrees with John Barrett’s criticism of him, because I suspect that he does not. There is not necessarily unity on that.

Let us take energy. To achieve our ambitions for Scottish renewable energy, it makes sense to share the UK consumer base during deve...

Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Willie Rennie It has been, in parts, a half-decent debate, although perhaps not one fitting to the historic moment, given the decision that we will face in a few weeks’ time.

Bruce Crawford started off by saying that he is trying hard to be relentlessly positive in this campaign. He must not have been ...

Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Willie Rennie Dave Thompson obviously was not here earlier. Unlike the nationalists, we tolerate difference and respect people’s different views. The SNP could learn one or two things from that.

Of course we want the United Kingdom to change. I favour home rule in a federal UK, which is the basis of ou...

Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Willie Rennie The Scottish Government reads out a list of options for the currency.



Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Willie Rennie One minute, all the options are ruled in; the next, they are all ruled out. We need clarity on that issue.

If we do not get clarity on all those fundamentally important questions for the future of our country—I have the interests of this country as much at heart as the SNP does—and if the...

Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Willie Rennie Will the member take an intervention?



Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Willie Rennie The Deputy First Minister has less than five minutes to answer the many questions that have been posed across the chamber on oil, currency, corporation tax and so many other issues. Is she going to bother even to try to answer those questions?

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S4M-10843.1.2 Ruth Davidson: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1.1 Willie Rennie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-10843 in the name of Alex
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S4M-10843 Alex Salmond: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament agrees that Scotland is one of the wea
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S4M-10829.3 Jenny Marra: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in t
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S4M-10829.2 Mary Scanlon: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in
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S4M-10829.1 Alison McInnes: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 i
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S4M-10829 Angela Constance: Increasing Opportunities for Women—That the Parliament welcomes the grow
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S4M-10777.4 Jackie Baillie: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-10777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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S4M-10777.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-01777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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Motion S4M-10843.1.1: Willie Rennie, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10724.1: Willie Rennie, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 05/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10430.1: Willie Rennie, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10353.1: Willie Rennie, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10214.2: Willie Rennie, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 04/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10224: Willie Rennie, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 04/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10131.1: Willie Rennie, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 27/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09926.2: Willie Rennie, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 06/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09844.1: Willie Rennie, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 29/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09748.3: Willie Rennie, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4F-02286: Willie Rennie, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 22/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02245: Willie Rennie, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 07/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22210: Willie Rennie, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 29/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22209: Willie Rennie, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 29/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22213: Willie Rennie, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 29/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22211: Willie Rennie, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 29/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22212: Willie Rennie, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 29/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02228: Willie Rennie, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 29/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22051: Willie Rennie, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 07/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22052: Willie Rennie, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 07/07/2014 Show Full Question >>

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