Thursday, 25 January 2018 06:37

OPPOSITION VOTE RISKS UNDERMINING FIGHT AGAINST SECTARIANISM

“IRRESPONSIBLE” REPEAL BILL SENDS ENTIRELY WRONG SIGNAL

The SNP has raised concerns that Scotland’s fight against sectarianism has been undermined – after opposition parties backed James Kelly’s “irresponsible” Bill to repeal the Offensive Behaviour Act.

Thursday, 25 January 2018 15:11

UK government “complicit” in betraying rural Scotland MP repeats call for UK government to halt RBS closures

“The UK Government will stand accused of being complicit in the shameful betrayal of rural Scotland.”
 
In a debate at Westminster on the impact of the RBS bank closures in Argyll & Bute, (Thursday, 24th January), local MP Brendan O’Hara repeated his call for the UK government to use to the power they have as the largest shareholder to intervene and stop these socially damaging closures of the branches in Inveraray, Rothesay and Campbeltown.

Thursday, 25 January 2018 13:21

TORY DEFENCE STATEMENT: ‘AN UNEDIFYING SHAMBLES’

NEW DEFENCE SECRETARY NEEDS TO ‘GET HIS HOUSE IN ORDER’
 
SNP Defence spokesperson Stewart McDonald MP has called on the Defence Secretary to get his ‘house in order‘ as the ‘unedifying shambles‘ of mismanagement at the MOD deepens.
 

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 14:14

BEAR & Transport Scotland to take immediate action to repair A83

Argyll and Bute MSP Michael Russell has welcomed a commitment by Transport Scotland and BEAR Scotland, its operating company for the NW Trunk Roads, to take “immediate action” to repair sections of the road that have deteriorated very badly this winter.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 13:23

Brendan O’Hara MP signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

This week Argyll and Bute MP, Brendan O’Hara signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 13:22

PMQs: RBS “IN BREACH OF EQUALITY LAW” BUT THERESA MAY STILL REFUSES TO ACT

The Prime Minister has refused to hold the Royal Bank of Scotland to account for an apparent breach of the UK Equality Act, despite being the majority shareholder.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 13:13

Local MP urges to Take Five to Stop Fraud

Local MP, Brendan O’Hara visited his local bank, Santander in Helensburgh, Monday 22nd January to join the call this week for constituents to Take Five to Stop Fraud, a campaign running from Monday 22nd – Friday 26th January.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 13:11

SECRETARY OF STATE ON THE SPOT IN SCOTTISH QUESTIONS

Time is running out for David Mundell following his failure to bring forward changes to the devolved aspects of the EU Bill, risking the powers of the Scottish Parliament.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 13:09

QUESTIONS FOR DAVID MUNDELL AS BREXIT SECRETARY DEFLECTS BLAME OVER EU BILL

The SNP has said the Scottish Secretary David Mundell has questions to answer over his reneged pledge to bring forward changes to the devolved aspect of the EU Bill, following repeated attempts by the Brexit Secretary to deflect the blame during questioning at the Brexit Committee.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 08:10

MPs TO DEBATE RBS CLOSURES AS SNP CAMPAIGN TO SAVE BANKS

“UK GOVERNMENT MUST INTERVENE AFTER HUGE £45BN TAXPAYER BAILOUT" 

The SNP will lead a debate in the House of Commons today (4pm, Wednesday), on the Royal Bank of Scotland’s plan to shut down 62 branches across Scotland - leaving 13 Scottish towns with no local bank, and hundreds of RBS staff without a job.

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