Monthly Archive

December 2016

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 120 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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OUTRAGE AS DOWNING STREET ACCUSES BREXIT CRITICS OF NOT ‘BACKING UK TEAM’

DAVIDSON’S “RESPECT” CALL DEMOLISHED BY PM Ruth Davidson’s call for a more respectful EU debate has been blown out of the water – after her own side accused anyone not supporting the UK Government as ... read more..

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BRENDAN O’HARA MP THANKS LOCAL POSTMEN AND WOMEN AS THEY DELIVER A FIRST CLASS CHRISTMAS

Local MP Brendan O’Hara visited the Helensburgh Delivery Office (Saturday, 3rd December) to see first-hand the operation of delivering the Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its hardw... read more..

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TORIES ADMIT: BREXIT AIM IS TO “NOT GET THE BEST DEAL FOR SCOTLAND”

Tory MSP Adam Tomkins has today admitted that the Tories will not fight for the best deal for Scotland during the Brexit negotiations.... read more..

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TORIES HAVE NO BREXIT PLAN BEYOND SCRIBBLED NOTES

BORIS JOHNSON STANDS BY “HAVE CAKE AND EAT IT” STRATEGY Comments by Boris Johnson today prove that the Tories have no plan for leaving the EU beyond the embarrassing and revealing “have cake and eat ... read more..

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EVEL ‘MUST NOT BE USED TO EXCLUDE SCOTTISH MPS FROM BREXIT’

BLOCKING SCOTS VOTES WOULD BE 'DEMOCRATIC OUTRAGE' SNP MP and Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Pete Wishart has warned that EVEL has been a ‘dog’s breakfast from the start’ and must not now be us... read more..

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FEMALE FARMERS ENCOURAGED TO STAND IN NFU SCOTLAND ELECTIONS

Highland MSP Kate Forbes has encouraged female farmers to stand in the National Farmers' Union Scotland election.  ... read more..

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SNP Council Group’s bid to reinstate school librarians in Argyll and Bute thwarted by administration.

The SNP Group on Argyll and Bute Council put forward a strong bid at yesterday’s meeting of the full council which if successful would have provided an effective route for reinstatement of secondary s... read more..

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SNP Group’s Call For independent Review into Breslin Case Denied by Administration.

At yesterday’s meeting of the full council Argyll and Bute’s SNP Council Group publicly called for an independent review of the action recently taken by a group of Argyll and Bute Council Officers aga... read more..

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SNP Council Group Condemns Another Forced Removal From Office At Argyll and Bute Council.

Once again, at last Thursday’s meeting of Argyll and Bute Council the ruling administration group of Councillors removed a senior councillor and post-holder from their role as Area Committee Chair. ... read more..

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Gaelic Facebook forum launched to enable people to share their Gaelic news

Argyll and Bute Council has launched a Gaelic Facebook forum to enable people to share their Gaelic news and provide a platform for developing the language in our communities. ... read more..

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SNP Council Group hit back at Oban Councillor's cynical attempt to smear.

The SNP Council group on Argyll and Bute Council today hit back at an article on the front page of The Oban Times which brings into question the group’s stance against hate crime. The group sees this ... read more..

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SNP Council Group call on Integrated Joint Board for Health and Social Care to reverse ill-conceived decisions to close Argyll elderly care services

At a meeting of Argyll and Bute Council on the 18th of August, The SNP Council Group put forward two emergency motions which called on the Council to apply pressure to the recently formed Integrated J... read more..

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SNP APPOINTS LOCAL ELECTION CO-CHAIRS

FIRST MINISTER SETS OUT COMMITMENT FOR ALL OF SCOTLAND Nicola Sturgeon has today revealed who will lead her party’s campaign for next year’s local government elections.... read more..

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STURGEON – TORIES WANT TO SILENCE SCOTLAND

DAVIDSON GUILTY OF “SELL-OUT ON SINGLE MARKET” SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has today said that the Scottish Conservatives have joined the right-wing Tory faction which is hi-jacking the Brexit process... read more..

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Nicola Sturgeon came third in Euractiv's list of the top influencers on Brexit.

Theresa May, Angela Merkel and Nicola Sturgeon top the 50-strong list of the key figures who will influence the next two years (or more) of talks on the future EU-UK relationship.... read more..

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MPs complaints dismissed by European Council - our European Correspondant

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, has dismissed a group of MPs complaints as having “nothing to do with reality.” The uncertainty surrounding the rights of UK citizens living in Europe t... read more..

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Tough line on the UK's Brexit negotiations - our European correspondant

Europe’s most influential central banker has taken a tough stance against the United Kingdom ahead of it beginning the process of leaving the European Union, while calling for the UK government to lay... read more..

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Belgium's Mannekin Pis 'is a true Scotsman!' - our European correspondant

To celebrate St Andrew's Day, Belgium's much-loved Mannekin Pis statue in Brussels has been decked out in a custom kilt outfit made from a specially-designed "Scotland in Europe" tartan. The design wa... read more..

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MHAIRI BLACK: FIGHT AGAINST DEEPLY-FLAWED BENEFITS SANCTIONS WILL GO ON

TORIES AND LABOUR FAIL TO SUPPORT REFORM BILL SNP MP Mhairi Black has vowed to continue to fight against the “deeply-flawed and cruel” benefits sanctions regime as debating time for the bill ran out ... read more..

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EMBARRASSMENT FOR UK GOVERNMENT AS THERESA MAY SNUBBED FROM EU LEADERS DINNER

NO INVITE AN INDICATION OF EU VIEW OF HARD RIGHT AND DIVISIVE TORY RHETORIC The UK government has faced embarrassment after being snubbed from a EU leader's dinner in Brussels, indicating poor relati... read more..

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PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND CALLS FOR MINIMUM ALCOHOL PRICING AS MATTER OF URGENCY

SNP IN FRESH APPEAL TO SCOTCH WHISKY ASSOCIATION TO DROP LEGAL CHALLENGE The SNP has made fresh calls for the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) to drop its appeal against minimum alcohol pricing followi... read more..

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SNP CELEBRATES UN DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

STARK CONTRAST BETWEEN TORY AUSTERITY VS SNP SUPPORT SNP MSP Christina McKelvie has set out the widening gap between the SNP and the Tories on support for disabled people as the United Nations Day of ... read more..

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STURGEON – TIME TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTED AGAINST RISE IN XENOPHOBIA ACROSS EUROPE

Addressing the European Green Party Conference in Glasgow yesterday (Friday) Nicola Sturgeon is expected to say: “Scotland may lie at the edge of Europe, but it has always been – and wants to remain ... read more..

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OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE “CRUEL AND DAMAGING” SANCTIONS REGIME FAIRER

COMMONS TO DEBATE MHAIRI BLACK’S BENEFITS SANCTIONS BILL SNP MP Mhairi Black will today (Friday) issue a heartfelt plea to all MPs to put party politics aside and support her initiative to reform the... read more..

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'TIS THE SEASON TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SUPPORTS THE LOCAL ECONOMY AND LOCAL JOBS Ash Denham SNP MSP led a debate today in the Scottish Parliament on Small Business Saturday - encouraging consumers to shop locally an... read more..

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TORIES MUST END THEIR ‘DANGEROUS OBSESSION’ WITH MIGRATION TARGETS

NUMBER ‘ PLUCKED OUT OF THIN AIR’ IS CAUSING UNTOLD MISERY SNP Immigration spokesperson Stuart McDonald MP has responded to the latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) migration figures by calling ... read more..

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SIX MONTHS OF SILENCE AND BUMBLING DIPLOMACY AS UK GOVERNMENT HINTS AT PAYING FOR SINGLE MARKET ACCESS

SNP CALL ON UK GOVERNMENT TO BRING TO THE HOUSE CLARITY OVER SCRIBBLED NOTES AND NEGOTIATION PREPARATION SNP MPs have today pressed the UK government to reveal its preparations for negotiations with ... read more..

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JOKER JOHNSON IN YET MORE FREELANCE DIPLOMACY

FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT COMMENTS HIGHLIGHT BREXIT CONFUSION Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been caught indulging in yet more freelance ‘diplomacy’ – after several EU diplomats said that Mr Johnson as... read more..

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SNP MSP DEMANDS CLARITY ON SHIPYARD JOBS

MICHAEL FALLON “MUST NOT BREAK PROMISE TO CLYDE WORKERS” SNP MSP Bill Kidd has written to UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon demanding clarity over the future of shipbuilding jobs – after a report pu... read more..

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ISIS sex slave women and girls were kidnapped, raped, tortured and beaten ... we must give them sanctuary in Scotland

'ISIS sex slave women and girls were kidnapped, raped, tortured and beaten ... we must give them sanctuary in Scotland' says SNP MP Brendan O'HaraThe MP for Argyl and Bute insists Scotland should do " read more..

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