Monthly Archive

December 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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INCREASED FUNDING FOR SCOTTISH TENNIS WELCOMED

The SNP’s Spokesperson for Sport at Westminster, Gavin Newlands MP, has welcomed an announcement from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) that they are to increase their level of funding to support tenn... read more..

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CLUSTER BOMBS REVELATION REVEALS UK GOVERNMENT COMPLICITY IN YEMEN VIOLATIONS

UK GOVERNMENT MUST COME CLEAN AND INVESTIGATE UK’S ROLE IN STAINED SAUDI CONFLICT The SNP's Defence spokesperson has called on the UK government to come clean immediately on the UK’s “shamefully stai... read more..

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DWP STAFF TOLD TO FOCUS ON BENEFIT SANCTIONS OVER CHRISTMAS

SNP MP CALLS FOR BENEFIT SANCTIONS TO BE HALTED AT CHRISTMAS TIME A Department for Work and Pensions whistleblower has told how mean-spirited bosses have demanded staff focus solely on handing out be... read more..

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WESTMINSTER COMMITTEE PUBLISHES DAMNING REVIEW OF EVEL ONE YEAR ON

A damning report on the fundamental flaws within the Tory’s EVEL – English Votes for English Laws - procedures has been published one year on from their introduction, recommending a further evaluation... read more..

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DR LIAM FOX PERSISTS ON PATH OF AMBIGUITY OVER BREXIT

Days before the SNP publishes its detailed proposals to keep Scotland in the European Single Market and stop the “national disaster” of a hard Brexit – Dr Liam Fox Secretary of State for International... read more..

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UK GOVERNMENT HEED SNP CALLS ON DIGITAL

SNP MP’S CAMPAIGN FOR RURAL BROADBAND VOUCHERS PAYS OFF Calum Kerr MP, the SNP’s Digital spokesperson, has welcomed the UK Government’s announcement of a new voucher scheme for rural broadband, after... read more..

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PASSENGER NUMBERS SOAR AT EDINBURGH AND GLASGOW AIRPORTS

NOVEMBER 2016 BUSIEST MONTH ON RECORD Edinburgh and Glasgow airport both experienced their busiest November on record – with over 1.5m passengers travelling through.... read more..

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SCOTS BUDGET HITS THE RIGHT NOTES

STAKEHOLDERS WELCOME KEY ANNOUNCEMENTS IN SCOTTISH BUDGET Following the publication of the Scottish Draft Budget, a variety of stakeholders welcomed the key announcements within the budget for “growth... read more..

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BITTER BREXIT BLOW TO SCOTTISH SPORT CLUBS

GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL AND RUGBY MAY MISS OUT ON VITAL EU VOCATION FUNDING Figures sourced by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre have shown that the EU provides Scottish grassroots sport with vi... read more..

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TORY CUTS TO SCOTLAND’S BUDGET LAID BARE

BILLIONS DRAINED FROM PUBLIC FINANCES New figures produced by the Scottish Parliament’s Information Centre (SPICe) have revealed the cost in numbers of severe Tory cuts to Scotland’s budget.... read more..

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Most interesting event to expect is UK Supreme Court's response to Scotland's position re Brexit

Liberation interviewed the former UK diplomat who drafted Article 50 of the EU treaties. Lord John Kerr says the most interesting event to expect is UK Supreme Court's response to Scotland's position ... read more..

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The House of Lords have published a couple of interesting reports on Brexit.

Firstly, they have advocated that Northern Ireland should be given special status and maintain an open land border. They also argued that control over EU migration should be devolved to the Northern I... read more..

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SNP WIN FIFE COUNCIL SEAT

The SNP has defended its seat on Fife Council after a hard-fought by-election campaign in Leven, Kennoway and Largo, securing 37% of the vote.... read more..

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CALL FOR UK TO ENSURE FAIR TAXATION FOR POORER COUNTRIES

SNP MP TO PUT NEW LAW TO PARLIAMENT SNP MP Roger Mullin will be putting forward a bill to Parliament today (Friday) proposing a new law to help poorer countries collect their fair share of tax. ... read more..

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SNP MPS CALL ON DWP MINISTER TO MEET DEMANDS OVER PLANNED “CALLOUS CLOSURES”

SNP PRESSURE UK GOVERNMENT TO EXTEND PUBLIC CONSULTATION TILL THE END OF JANUARY 2017 SNP MPs have today outlined their demands over the planned “callous closures” of eight job centres across Glasgow... read more..

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HIGHEST EVER NUMBER OF UNIVERSITY OFFERS FOR SCOTTISH YOUNG PEOPLE

RECORD UNIVERSITY ACCESS FOR MOST DEPRIVED – SNP COMMITTED TO EDUCATION FOR ALL New figures published by UCAS have shown a record overall number of Scottish young people being offered a place at unive... read more..

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MUNDELL IN A MUDDLE – EXTRAORDINARY SESSION FOR SCOTTISH AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

The SNP has condemned David Mundell MP following an “extraordinary” session of the Scottish Affairs Committee discussing the UK leaving the European Union. ... read more..

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SCOTLAND MUST NOT BE LEFT TO A HOTLINE AS UK GOVERNMENT SAYS NO BREXIT PLAN UNTIL NEXT YEAR

SNP MP LEADS DEBATE CALLING ON UK GOVERNMENT TO FULFILL ITS PROMISE FOR SCOTLAND “TO LEAD NOT LEAVE” An SNP MP has today led a debate echoing calls for devolved administrations to be given a formal r... read more..

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CALL FOR REGULATION OF PRE-PAID FUNERAL PLANS

ACTION NEEDED TO END FUNERAL POVERTY AND ENSURE CONSUMERS ARE PROTECTED SNP MP Neil Gray has launched a bid to introduce new legislation to regulate the pre-paid funeral plan industry as an important... read more..

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PRIME MINISTER FAILS TO PROVIDE ASSURANCES FOR PROTECTED SCOTTISH PRODUCE

Theresa May has failed to provide any assurances for food and drink which has valuable EU legal protections during Prime Minister’s Questions.... read more..

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TORIES SAY TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH, TAX RISES FOR THE SICK

Tory finance spokesperson Murdo Fraser has called for a new tax on the sick – at the same time as his party demand tax cuts for the rich.... read more..

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CONCERNS OVER CIVILIAN DEATHS IN YEMEN

Angus Robertson MP has asked Theresa May what it will take for the UK government to adopt an ethical foreign policy following the news the United States has halted the supply of precision guided munit... read more..

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ALEX SALMOND RECEIVES INAUGURAL MAURITS COPPIETERS AWARD FOR SERVICES TO SCOTLAND IN EUROPE

SNP International Affairs Spokesperson, Alex Salmond MP will be recognised by The Centre Maurits Coppieters for his "dedication and advocacy for Scotland's right to redefine it's political future amon... read more..

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HOLYROOD BACKS IMMIGRATION SYSTEM SUITED TO SCOTLAND’S NEEDS

MSPs in the Scottish Parliament today supported a motion demanding that the UK government guarantees the rights of EU nationals to live and work in Scotland, and to deliver a fair and sensible immigra... read more..

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The Non- Appearance of The National Shipbuilding Strategy

Today I asked Defence Minister Harriet Baldwin to explain exactly why, despite her promising on at least four occasions in the last few weeks that the National Shipbuilding Strategy would be published... read more..

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EDINBURGH NAMED AS TOP GLOBAL CITY OF THE FUTURE

GLASGOW AND ABERDEEN ALSO FEATURE – BUT BREXIT THREAT IS CLEAR Edinburgh has ranked first in the 2016/17 Global Cities of the Future listings from FDI Strategy – beating cities such as Chicago, Hong ... read more..

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‘DAMNING’ BREXIT REPORT REVEALS CONFUSION AT HEART OF TRADE DEPARTMENT

SNP MP SAYS REPORT HIGHLIGHTS A GOVERNMENT UNPREPARED AS MARCH DEADLINE LOOMS The SNP’s International Trade spokesperson has said that a scathing House of Lords report removes the mask on the UK gove... read more..

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HAUGHEY: SFA SHOULD RULE OUT MACKAY APPOINTMENT

SNP MSP Clare Haughey has called on the SFA to rule out the appointment of Malky Mackay as Performance Director after the former Cardiff manager allegedly made a series of racist, sexist, anti-semitic... read more..

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TORIES RISK RETIREMENT SAVINGS WITHOUT ADEQUATE PROTECTIONS WITH LIFETIME ISA

Commenting on the Savings (Government Contributions) Act debate, Ian Blackford MP has said the potential for misselling the Lifetime ISA as a pension product to savers is huge, highlighting concerns t... read more..

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HUMILIATION FOR UK GOVERNMENT MINISTERS OVER SHIPBUILDING STRATEGY

SNP Defence spokesperson Brendan O’Hara MP has described the UK government’s National Shipbuilding Strategy as ‘shambolic’ following a humiliating mix-up in the chamber today. ... read more..

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