Sunday, 03 September 2017 05:17

NO 'WESTMINSTER POWER GRAB' AS MPs GATHER FOR NEW SESSION

PROTECTING SCOTLAND'S INTERESTS AND PLACE IN SINGLE MARKET 'MOST IMPORTANT THINGS'

SNP Leader at Westminster Ian Blackford MP has said that as MPs return to Westminster this week - protecting Scotland's place in the single market and ensuring there is no Westminster 'power grab' over devolved powers will be the 'most important things for Scottish MPs' as the Tory Brexit mess appears to deepen day by day.

Sunday, 03 September 2017 07:13

Fishermen threaten SNP ministers with legal action over plan to force them to land more catch in Scotland

Scotland's fishermen have threatened the SNP government with legal action if it presses ahead with a controversial plan to force them to land more of their catch in Scottish ports.

Sunday, 03 September 2017 05:31

Fergus Ewing - Defra still owes Scotland £160million

THIS WEEK we published indicative budgets for the Scottish Rural Development Programme. This is a vital moment for our farmers and land owners, informing how EU CAP funding will be distributed until 2020.

Saturday, 02 September 2017 04:55

Our man in Europe

Dear Friends, 

So, that was the third round of negotiations. I must admit, even I thought this was the week when the UK would get serious. In reality, nothing has happened. As Michel Barnier, the lead EU negotiator, said at the end of the week “we made no decisive progress on the main subjects”.

Friday, 01 September 2017 04:48

URGENT INVESTIGATION NEEDED" INTO G4S SUSPENSIONS

UK GOVERNMENT MUST END OBSESSION WITH IMMIGRATION PRISONS

The SNP has said the very serious allegations of abuse at an immigration detention centre near Gatwick Airport must be investigated urgently by the UK government, and has called on them to end their 'obsession' with indeterminate detention in large scale immigration prisons.

Friday, 01 September 2017 04:47

SNP DEMAND: FILL PHANTOM OIL AMBASSADOR ROLE OR APOLOGISE

Following the revelations in yesterday's P&J that the Tories’ much heralded Oil and Gas Ambassador role remains vacant 19 months after it was announced by former Prime Minister David Cameron the SNP is demanding the UK government finally comes clean.

Friday, 01 September 2017 06:00

May's post-Brexit trade policy unravels in Japan

One of the core Brexit arguments was that outside of the EU we could negotiate our own trade deals. We wouldn't have to sit with 27 other nations anymore, trying to construct a uniform trade policy between such disparate economies.

Friday, 01 September 2017 05:40

British agriculture could be sacrificed

British agriculture could be sacrificed in the interest of free trade in a vision of a post-Brexit United Kingdom outlined in a report published by a right wing think tank.

Thursday, 31 August 2017 05:12

SCOTTISH SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM PRAISED – BUT TORIES DAMAGING LIVING STANDARDS

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has praised the Scottish Government for their inclusion of disabled people in designing the Scottish social security system; their Fairer Scotland for Disabled People and the adoption of the Accessible Travel Framework whilst criticising the Tory Westminster government for a range of policies that led to the head of the Committee saying the UK Government had created a “human catastrophe” for disabled people.

Thursday, 31 August 2017 05:10

UK GOVERNMENT CANNOT BULLDOZE EU PARTNERS ON BREXIT DEAL

The SNP’s Europe spokesperson has called for the UK government to abandon its failed “bulldozer” negotiating style and start protecting jobs and living standards, following the latest round of Brexit negotiations showing that the Tory government has made no progress on key issues.

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