Willie Rennie to make major announcement on education tomorrow

It’s 99 days to go till the Scottish election and Willie Rennie is making a major policy announcement tomorrow. He will be launching his “plan to save Scottish Education.”

He’ll be visiting an Edinburgh nursery tomorrow where he’ll be laying out what is being described as a “bold, costed plan.”

He is expected to say:

A Scottish education was once the envy of the world. It has fallen hard and fast. But we have the plan that will put it right back up there.

College places cut by 150,000 places since 2007. Only 7% of two-year-olds receiving early years education. One in five businesses not getting the skills they need – higher than anywhere else in Britain.

Liberal Democrats are not prepared to stand by while the SNP prepares to inflict even more devastating damage in the form of their multi-million-pound education cuts.

Bold action is needed urgently to save our education system and the progressive plan I will announce would make the biggest investment in Scottish education since devolution.

To get Scotland fit for the future our economy and our children need the best education.

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* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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  • Conor McGovern 26th Jan '16 - 7:59pm

    Impressed by Willie Rennie at the moment.

  • Looking forward to it. Might vote lib dem this time if they can give me something to vote for, otherwise it’s the Scottish greens.

    Does Willie want to increase taxes to pay for things, or will this costed plan involve moving money from else where, or will it cost nothing extra at all…

  • Caron Lindsay Caron Lindsay 27th Jan '16 - 10:37am

    You’ll have to wait and see. I know, but if I tell you before 11:30 ish, I’d have to kill you:-)

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