Tuesday, 31 October 2017 06:05

BREXIT THREATENS SCOTLAND’S EMISSIONS REDUCTION SUCCESS

LACK OF CLARITY AROUND FUTURE MEMBERSHIP OF EU’S ETS
 
SNP MSP Graeme Dey today raised concerns over the uncertainty surrounding Scotland’s future involvement in the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme that has helped Scotland’s industries reduce emissions and therefore help to achieve our ambitious climate change goals.
 

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 06:02

CLARITY NEEDED ON FUTURE OF SCOTLAND’S FINANCIAL SERVICES

BANK OF ENGLAND WARNING DEMONSTRATES DAMAGE OF BREXIT
 
The SNP has called for the UK government to reveal the impact that leaving the EU will have on Scotland’s financial services sector – following warnings from the Bank of England that 75,000 jobs in the industry are at risk from Brexit.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 06:48

POLICE AND FIRE VAT REFUND DEMANDED AHEAD OF HOLYROOD DEBATE

SNP MSP Ben Macpherson has renewed his demand for the UK government to allow Scotland’s Police and Fire services to reclaim VAT, and for them to be refunded the £140 million they are already owed, ahead of hosting a debate on the issue this evening [Tuesday].

Monday, 30 October 2017 06:44

SUNDAY HERALD REVELATIONS SHOW MISERY OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT

PRESSURE BUILDS FOR ROLL-OUT TO BE HALTED

A Stirling Council report revealed by the Sunday Herald has shown just how disastrous Universal Credit has been since its roll-out in the area - with a "consequential increase" in foodbank use and "increased risk of potential homelessness" being tied to Universal Credit becoming a full service in Stirling in June.

Monday, 30 October 2017 06:40

HAMMOND MUST USE BUDGET TO DITCH FAILED TORY AUSTERITY

DAMNING IFS REPORT HIGHLIGHTS DAMAGE DONE AFTER SEVEN YEARS OF TORY CUTS

The SNP has renewed calls on Chancellor Philip Hammond to use the Autumn Budget to end Tory austerity – as a damning new IFS report highlights the damage done to the economy, public services, and family budgets after seven years of Tory cuts.

Sunday, 29 October 2017 06:06

THOUSANDS OF SCOTS REJECT WESTMINSTER POWER GRAB

More than 34,000 people have signed a petition calling for all powers over devolved issues like fishing and farming to be returned from Brussels direct to Holyrood and not to Westminster.

Sunday, 29 October 2017 05:56

FRESH CALL FOR DAVIS TO APPEAR BEFORE HOLYROOD EUROPE COMMITTEE

The SNP has issued yet another call for David Davis to appear before the Scottish Parliament’s Europe committee after last week's refusal to publish the economic impact of EU withdrawal on Scotland.

Saturday, 28 October 2017 05:30

FIGURES REVEAL MoD HAS SPENT OVER HALF A BILLION POUNDS BOMBING SYRIA AND IRAQ

UK GOVERNMENT MUST END "BOMB NOW, APOLOGISE LATER" MILITARY STRATEGY

The SNP has called on the UK government to abandon its "bomb now, apologise later" military strategy, following the revelation that the Ministry of Defence has spent over half a billion pounds on its military campaign against Daesh - but has failed to set aside a single penny towards post-conflict rebuilding efforts. 

Friday, 27 October 2017 06:54

Our man in Europe

Dear Friends,

As the UK government continues to contradict itself over Brexit I think the most important story is closer to home.

Friday, 27 October 2017 06:50

WARNING OF MORE DEFENCE CUTS TO PAY TRIDENT BILL

TIME TO END OBSCENITY OF WMDs ON THE CLYDE
 
Despite Scotland’s defence estate already taking a hammering to pay for Tory cuts, the UK government is demanding a further £300 million in military savings to pay for the spiralling cost of replacing Trident.

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