Monthly Archive

November 2016

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 30 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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LIB DEM plan to 'asset strip' Fort George within days of closure announcement is'Crass in the extreme'

SNP MP Drew Hendry, whose constituency is the home of historic Fort George and the Black Watch, has said the call by Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie to ‘grab the Black Watch for his con... read more..

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“GOBSMACKING” Tories ignore local impact of brutal MoD cuts

Two Tory MSPs squandered an opportunity to speak up for jobs and communities in the Highlands today – instead acting as apologists-in-chief for their Westminster colleagues over the potential impact o... read more..

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HOLYROOD marks role of credit unions in beating poverty

SNP MSP Ruth Maguire will today lead a Holyrood debate marking the important role credit unions play in tackling poverty and empowering local communities. The SNP manifesto included a commitment ... read more..

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SNP Echo UN report findings on UK Governments "Ideological Assault" on disabled people

SNP CALL ON CHANCELLOR TO USE AUTUMN STATEMENT TO END AUSTERITY MEASURES The SNP have echoed the findings of a damning UN report that criticises the UK government for its policies that have dispropor... read more..

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DETENTION Centre decision welcomed by SNP MP

PLANNED REPLACEMENT WAS PART OF UK’S ‘INHUMANE AND INEFFECTIVE’ APPROACH  SNP MP Gavin Newlands has said Renfrewshire Council should be ‘congratulated for rejecting‘ planning permission for a new... read more..

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CALLS for clarity for oil and gas workers and investments amid Brexit uncertainty

Callum McCaig MP has urged the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to put the oil and gas supply chain “at the heart” of strategies for future Government investment plans, ... read more..

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We must promote and recognise our defence community as a true asset to Scotland

“We must promote and recognise our defence community as a true asset to Scotland”On the approach to Remembrance Sunday when the losses of so many of our service personnel from so many conflicts is ref... read more..

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UK Government must end austerity agenda following damning reports

TORIES PUNISHING POLICIES SET TO CREATE A PERFECT STORM FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES The Scottish National Party has said the UK government must act to reverse the impact of draconian social security cuts... read more..

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IFS’S £25BN warning makes case against hard Brexit

The UK faces a £25bn Brexit budget blow due to slower growth and higher inflation, the IFS has warned – making the case for Theresa May to ditch plans for a hard Brexit and protect the UK’s membership... read more..

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MHAIRI BLACK: Trussell Trust figures expose the failures of tory austerity agenda

Mhairi Black MP has described the findings of a report by the Trussell Trust on foodbank usage across the UK as “shameful”.... read more..

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“REGRESSIVE” Benefit cap cut fails to address underlying cause

LOW INCOME FAMILIES SHOULD NOT BE PUNISHED FOR FAILURE OF AUSTERITY The SNP have today criticised the UK government for bulldozing ahead with introduction of a new benefits cap that will cut the inco... read more..

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NEW Defence cuts are 'a worrying blow and worse than expected'

YET MORE CUTS IN SCOTLAND - ‘UNACCEPTABLE’  SNP  Defence spokesperson Brendan O’Hara has said the announcement of yet more cuts in Scotland’s defence estate is ‘a worrying blow and worse tha... read more..

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SNP MP calls on Tory Brexit minister to stand by his own legislative proposals

BREXIT MINISTER’S PRIVATE MEMBERS BILL CALLED FOR COMMONS VOTE TO “SIGN OR RATIFY TREATIES” An SNP MP has today called on the Tory Brexit Minister, David Davis, to clarify whether he stands by his pr... read more..

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North Sea industry demand support in Autumn statement

Oil and Gas UK have backed SNP demands that the UK Government use the Autumn Statement to incentivise North Sea exploration and development.  Both the SNP and the oil and gas industry are urging ... read more..

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DYSLEXIA awareness week: MP calls for UK parliament to be accessable

SNP MP Corri Wilson has called on UK Parliament authorities to review how they accommodate Members and staff who have dyslexia, to allow parliament to be more accessible.  ... read more..

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NISSAN LETTER: Now European Commission ask for details

The European Commission have asked UK Business Secretary Greg Clark for details of his secret letter to Nissan. The Commission has asked for details due to fears that the deal may have breached EU st... read more..

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BREXIT Turning away skilled workers and investment, Scottish businesses say

Brexit is putting off skilled workers from moving to Scotland and causing businesses to pause investment, Scottish business leaders have told MSPs.... read more..

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BREXIT and beyond: How the UK might leave the EU

Despite Michael Gove’s claims during the EU Referendum campaign that the public has ‘had enough of experts’, post-referendum uncertainty highlighted the need for experts to respond to the question of&... read more..

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WIND Powers ahead as Scotland's renewables and carbon emission aid cut

NEWS CONFIRMS TORY ENERGY POLICY "MISGUIDED AND WRONG”  Scotland’s continued progress on wind energy generation proves the Scottish Government is committed to powering Scotland’s future, the SNP ... read more..

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UK Government 'completely disrespectful' at fort George closure rumours

Commenting after rumours emerged in the Sunday Post that the closure of the Fort George barracks would be announced by the MoD on Monday, SNP MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, Drew Hen... read more..

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TORIES underplay sanctions impact

SNP CALL ON TORIES TO ‘BRUSH UP’ ON WELFARE FACTS Tory MSP Adam Tomkins embarrassed himself during a Holyrood debate this week, stating that welfare sanctions “affect only a tiny number of claima... read more..

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BREXIT questions continue to pile up as UK Government flounders

WEIGHT OF EXPERT EVIDENCE ON DAMAGE LEAVING EU WOULD CAUSE NOW “OVERWHELMING” Questions continue to pile up for the UK government over their lack of a plan for Brexit – after new revelations emer... read more..

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Supermarket Surgery

Very busy day yesterday in Dunoon and another Supermarket Surgery. Would this work in Helensburgh?... read more..

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NATIONAL fertility week: Scotland leads the way on IVF

Scotland is leading the way on access to IVF, the SNP have said during National Fertility Awareness Week. The awareness week brings to light the struggle to conceive faced by many couples in Scotland.... read more..

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SNP putting a roof over Scotland's head

WEEK OF HOUSING ACTION AS SNP PROVIDES HOMES FOR SCOTLAND A number of Scottish Government announcements this week have shown the positive action that the SNP Government is taking to provide Scotl... read more..

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SNP reaffirms Scotland's role as a European Nation

MP DELIVERS SPEECH AT CPMR GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON THE FUTURE OF SCOTLAND AND THE EU SNP MP, Drew Hendry, has today reaffirmed Scotland’s position as a strong European nation at the international Confere... read more..

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SNP Comment on type 26 start date

Commenting on today's announcement that work on building eight Type 26 frigates will begin on the Clyde in summer 2017, Brendan O'Hara MP, the SNP's Defence spokesperson, said: "I'm obviously very pl... read more..

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LABOUR and Greens play political games over fairer taxation

SNP SECURE £100 MILLION FOR EDUCATION   Labour and the Green Party have tonight teamed up with the Tories to put political point-scoring ahead of fairer taxation as the SNP put securing £100... read more..

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TRADE expert tells Holyrood: NISSAN deal could be “extremely expensive”

A trade expert has told Holyrood’s Europe Committee that the Nissan deal was “opportunistic”, will see other companies “lining up” for similar deals and could end up “extremely expensive for the UK Go... read more..

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MP Condemns Government over Fort George and Kinloss uncertainty

CONSULTATION OFFER "AFTER" DECISION DEMONSTRATES LACK OF RESPECT  SNP MP Drew Hendry has condemned the UK Government for failing to hold talks with either the Scottish Government, Highland counc... read more..

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