Monthly Archive

April 2016

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 98 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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SNP MEMBERSHIP REACHES 116,000

NEWEST MEMBER TURNS 16 ON POLLING DAY  With six days to go in the Scottish Parliament election campaign, membership of the SNP has reached a new record level of 116,000.... read more..

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SNP Call on UK Government to abolish employment tribunal fees

TORY FEES BARRIER TO JUSTICE FOR WOMEN FACING MATERNITY DISCRIMINATION  The Scottish National Party has called on the UK government to abolish employment tribunal fees as part of an effort to ta... read more..

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LABOUR "AT WAR" over Trident

BAILLIE'S BACKING FOR NEW NUCLEAR WEAPONS TORPEDOES TRUCE  Scottish Labour's fragile truce on Trident has ended today, with senior figure Jackie Baillie calling for the party's submission on the... read more..

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Brendan O’Hara MP urges Argyll and Bute communities to apply for HLF funding

Brendan O’Hara MP urges Argyll and Bute communities to apply for HLF funding to mark the Centenary of the First World War The Centenary of the First World War is a chance to understand the war, uncov... read more..

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STURGEON – seven days to keep Scotland moving forward

SNP SET OFF ON DRIVE TO ELECT NICOLA STURGON AS FM  SNP Leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon put her party’s campaign in top gear today, setting off on a seven-day push for votes around Sco... read more..

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TAX office closures - 'Another betrayal for Scottish workers

TORY PLANS NEED TO BE SUSPENDED AND SCRUTINISED   SNP MP Chris Stephens  has said the UK Government must suspend its proposed closures of tax offices to have proper parliamentary scruti... read more..

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Explanation from Michael Russell about the named person.

The issue of the named person has been raised on a few doorsteps in the last week. This is a result of a campaign being pushed by the Tories which seeks to exploit a current petition to the UK Supreme... read more..

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LABOUR £800M fail on NHS investment

SNP WILL DELIVER INVESTMENT NHS NEEDS   Labour today failed to support Scotland’s NHS as the long delayed Labour manifesto offered the lowest commitment to NHS funding of any party – short-c... read more..

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PMQs: David Cameron must drop opposition to protecting child refugees

SNP Westminster Leader Angus Robertson MP has called on David Cameron to ‘stop walking by’ and drop his opposition to the UK accepting its fair share of unaccompanied child refugees in Europe.... read more..

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SWINNEY highlights SNP jobs plans

COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGY FOR FAIR WORK  Deputy First Minister John Swinney today highlighted the SNP’s plans for jobs – with key pledges including the extension of the small business bonus and a j... read more..

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UK Government bill - A ‘reminder of tory contempt for trade unions’

The SNP has said that the Tory Trade Union Bill - returning to the House of Commons today ( Wednesday ) shows the continuing contempt the UK government has for the Trade Union movement . Even with con... read more..

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SNP publish accessible manifestos

COMMITMENT TO MAKING POLITICS MORE ACCESSIBLE  The SNP has today published a series of accessible manifestos - in line with a campaign by the One in Five group to make politics more accessible f... read more..

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NICOLA: Childcare "the best investment we can make"

600 NEW CENTRES, 20,000 MORE STAFF, £500M ADDITIONAL INVESTMENT  Only a re-elected SNP government will transform childcare, SNP leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said today.... read more..

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ROBERTSON promises “dignity and respect” for disabled people

Dumbarton SNP candidate, Gail Robertson, has branded the Westminster Government’s treatment of disabled people “a disgrace”, and pledged that a re-elected SNP Government will bring about “a whole new ... read more..

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ROBERTSON WELCOMES “A MANIFESTO FOR THE NEXT GENERATION”

Gail Robertson, the SNP’s candidate for Dumbarton has welcomed the launch of her party’s manifesto, describing it as “a manifesto for the next generation”.... read more..

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Robertson: Dumbarton Constituency will benefit from progressive SNP policies.

During the past few months the SNP have mounted the biggest and most ambitious campaign ever to present our vision for Scotland’s future to the people of Dumbarton, Helensburgh & Lomond and the Va... read more..

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LABOUR MANIFESTO “An exercise in papering over the cracks”

DUGDALE LEAST POPULAR HOLYROOD LEADER[April 2016 Survey]  Labour’s disastrous election campaign has exposed the party as completely unfit for government, the SNP said today (Wednesday), with Kez... read more..

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SWINNEY outlines backing for Scotland's fishing industry

SUPPORT FOR FOOD AND DRINK AT HEART OF SCOTLAND’S ECONOMIC STRATEGY  Deputy First Minister John Swinney has set out the SNP’s support for Scotland’s fishing industry if re-elected to government ... read more..

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SNP challenge UK Government divisions

CHERRY QC: ‘SCOTLAND MUST NOT BE TAKEN OUT OF THE ECHR AGAINST ITS WILL’   The Scottish National Party has today challenged the UK government on its divided approach and flip-flopping commit... read more..

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TORY failure to accept child refugees 'Shameful and inhumane'

SNP CALL ON UK GOVERNMENT TO TAKE FAIR SHARE OF UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN  The SNP has criticised the UK Government for a ‘shameful and inhumane act of political cowardice’ after rejecting calls to... read more..

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SNP demand no redundancies at BAE

SHIPBUILDING REVIEW MUST NOT SCALE BACK CLYDE YARDS  SNP candidates representing the BAE shipyards at Govan and Scotstoun today demanded the UK Government and the Tories provide a guarantee of n... read more..

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STURGEON calls on UK Government to talk to junior doctors

ROYAL COLLEGES WARN OF SPILLOVER IMPACTS   Nicola Sturgeon has today called on the UK government to return to negotiations with the BMA over the contract for junior doctors in England follow... read more..

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SNP in final push for child refugee amendment

‘UK GOVERNMENT MUST NOT TURN ITS BACK ON VULNERABLE CHILDREN’   The Scottish National Party will today (Monday) make its final push to secure an amendment to the Immigration Bill that would ... read more..

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MoD fail to reassure on future of orders for clyde yards

The SNP Defence spokesperson Brendan O’Hara has said that the MoD’s response to the urgent question on the future of shipbuilding was an utter betrayal and  has done nothing to reassure the workf... read more..

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SWINNEY sets course on food & drink and community energy

THRIVING RURAL SCOTLAND AT HEART OF SNP PLANS FOR GOVERNMENT   Deputy First Minister John Swinney has set out the SNP’s plans to place food and drink production and community energy at the h... read more..

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STURGEON – Cameron must keep referendum promises

SNP PLEDGE ‘FULL SUPPORT’ FOR WORKFORCE IN FACE OF POSSIBLE TORY BETRAYAL   SNP Leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today re-stated her party’s ‘full and unequivocal’ support for t... read more..

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STURGEON – SNP will always stand stronger for Scotland

FINAL WEEK OF CAMPAIGNING  As the final full week of election campaigning gets underway, Nicola Sturgeon has said that next Thursday’s vote was vital in ensuring that Scotland has a government a... read more..

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SNP launches new billboard campaign

CALL TO “VOTE FOR A BETTER SCOTLAND”  The SNP has today launched a new billboard campaign as the Holyrood elections enter the final full week of campaigning.  With voters casting postal ba... read more..

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LABOUR descend into chaos as briefing against Dugdale begins

LEADERSHIP PLOTS AS SOURCES CRITICISE CAMPAIGN  Labour's election campaign has descended into chaos today - as senior party figures briefed against beleaguered leader Kezia Dugdale in the pages ... read more..

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