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May 2018

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 62 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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TORY GOVERNMENT “OVERPROMISED AND UNDER-DELIVERED” ON CITY REGION DEAL, MSP SAYS

Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has criticised the UK Government for “overpromising and under-delivering” on investment in the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal.   The City Region Dea... read more..

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SNP BACK CAMPAIGN TO SCRAP THE CAP OVER CRUCIAL TIER 2 VISAS

The SNP has today backed the British Medical Journal’s (BMJ) launch of the ‘Scrap the Cap’ campaign, following the revelation that between December 2017 and March 2018, more than 1,500 visa applicatio... read more..

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UK GOV’T FINALLY ADOPTS SNP PROVISIONS TO ‘END SCOURGE OF NUISANCE CALLS’

Local MP Brendan O’Hara has welcomed the UK Government’s moves on nuisance calls after it finally adopted provisions proposed two years ago by SNP Consumer Affairs Spokesperson Patricia Gibson MP in h... read more..

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“We have a moral duty to bereaved families” as child burial fees scrapped

Today’s news that the Scottish Government and COSLA will work to scrap all council charges for child burials and cremations has been warmly welcomed by campaigners and SNP politicians at both Westmins... read more..

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SNP CALLS FOR PARTIES TO BACK DEVOLUTION OF IMMIGRATION POWERS

“GROWING CONSENSUS” IN SCOTLAND ON REAL BENEFITS OF MIGRATION The SNP’s Westminster Justice and Home Affairs spokesperson, Joanna Cherry QC MP, has reiterated calls for the full devolution of immigra... read more..

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CONNECTING SCOTLAND TO HS2 SCHEME ‘MUST BE A PRIORITY’

REPORT SHOWS NEED FOR GREATER CONNECTIVITY FOR WHOLE UK   SNP Transport spokesperson at Westminster Alan Brown MP, has welcomed a report on the need to develop better and faster train links acros... read more..

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NEW INVESTMENT IN NHS DIAGNOSTICS AND CARE

£50M TO SUPPORT TREATMENT  The NHS Scotland health boards are to benefit from £50 million to help deliver swift treatment and diagnostics.  The extra funding is part of a package of mea... read more..

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FOOD INDUSTRY ISSUES FRESH WARNINGS OVER BREXIT WORKER SHORTAGES

The UK Government must guarantee continued access to permanent and seasonal workers following Brexit and urgently address shortages in seasonal labour that already exist, according to 100 key players ... read more..

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OUR MAN IN EUROPE

Dear Friends, As you all know, the people of Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU (by 56% since you ask) but since then a lot has happened. Unsurprisingly, public opinion has reacted and this w... read more..

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SNP WELCOMES SUSTAINABLE GROWTH COMMISSION REPORT

Welcoming the publication today of the report of the Sustainable Growth Commission, First Minister and SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon said:  “I thank Andrew Wilson and the other members of the Co... read more..

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“Come to Scotland” – Welcoming talent to stimulate growth

Commission recommends incentives package to attract people The Sustainable Growth Commission will set out a “Come to Scotland” package as one of its key recommendations for growing the economy, by in... read more..

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Brendan O’Hara MP joins forces with Which? to end rip-off overdraft fees

Local MP Brendan O’Hara has today joined forces with consumer champion, Which?, and over 80 fellow parliamentarians in signing a letter asking for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to bring a... read more..

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Framework for Scotland to emulate world’s best performing economies

Small countries among the best performing in the world In advance of publication of the Sustainable Growth Commission’s report tomorrow [Friday], this briefing previews its core finding that an indep... read more..

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HOME OFFICE ‘HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT’ CONTINUES WITH FAILURE ON LIFELINE FOR FISHING

GOVE MUST NOW  INTERVENE   SNP MP Angus MacNeil has said that the Home Office seems ‘impervious to any concern’ as it has failed yet again to offer a desperately needed lifeline to the West ... read more..

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OIL AND GAS REVIVAL PROVES NEED FOR POWERS TO COME TO SCOTLAND

TORIES CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO DELIVER FOR ENERGY SECTOR A new round exploration licences offered by the Oil and Gas Authority shows that North Sea industry is in revival – and underlines the case for S... read more..

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APPOINTING YET MORE LORDS ‘CYNICAL AND A COMPLETE FIX’

SNP MP Pete Wishart has said that the latest increase in the numbers of peers appointed to the House of Lords is 'cynical' and a 'complete fix'.   The comments came as Pete Wishart asked about... read more..

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PMQs: UK GOVERNMENT ‘GUILTY OF CREATING UNDOCUMENTED CITIZENS’

NEW 'WINDRUSH GENERATION'  Ian Blackford MP has called on the Prime Minister to scrap the fees for young people who face losing their ‘lawfully resident’ status because they simply can’t afford ... read more..

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“SCOTLAND – THE NEW CASE FOR OPTIMISM” – SUSTAINABLE GROWTH COMMISSION REPORT TO BE PUBLISHED

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has received the report of the Sustainable Growth Commission, which will be published on Friday (25th May).   The report is entitled “Scotland – the ne... read more..

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TORY HARD BREXIT ALREADY “HITTING FAMILIES IN THE POCKET”

SNP RENEW CALL TO REMAIN IN SINGLE MARKET AND CUSTOMS UNION The SNP has said Tory plans for a hard Brexit are already “hitting families in the pocket” – as Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, told... read more..

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DAVIDSON HAS HEAD ‘FIRMLY IN THE SAND‘ OVER BREXIT POWER GRAB

TORIES ISOLATED AS THEY CONTINUE TO UNDERMINE DEVOLUTION    SNP MP and Deputy Westminster leader Kirsty Blackman has said that  Ruth Davidson has her 'head firmly in the sand’ on the We... read more..

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TORY AXEWOMAN MCVEY LOOKING TO “FINISH THE JOB” ON DISABLED WORKERS

The minister responsible for closing Remploy factories and then privatising the service is overseeing a new threat to disabled workers – with a scheme supporting more than 600 disabled people in Scotl... read more..

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CRISIS FOR MAY AS HUGE SWING TO REMAIN IN NORTHERN IRELAND

Support for remaining in the EU has surged amongst voters in Northern Ireland – exposing the growing crisis at the heart of the UK government’s approach to Brexit.   The survey found that 69% ... read more..

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US TRADE DEAL THREAT TO SCOTTISH FOOD AND DRINK

Brendan O’Hara MP “Real dangers of tory power grab revealed”:   Local Argyll and Bute MP, Brendan O’Hara has spoken of his deep concern for the Scottish food and drink industry following rec... read more..

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“MUNDELL MUST GO” – IAN BLACKFORD

Ian Blackford MP has said the Secretary of State for Scotland must step down for failing to protect the Scottish Parliament.  Speaking on Westminster Hour this evening, the SNP’s Westminster ... read more..

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SCOTLAND SECOND BEST IN EUROPE FOR LGBTI RIGHTS

The latest Rainbow Europe country ranking has named Scotland as the second best country in Europe for LGBTI+ rights – ahead of the rest of the UK in the criteria used to determine what each country is... read more..

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Our man in Europe

Dear Friends, It has been another strange week in Westminster as, like delusional generals in charge of an already defeated army, the Tories continue to lay out fantasy plans for future. It seems to ... read more..

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SNP MSP LEADS MENTAL HEALTH DEBATE DURING AWARENESS WEEK

CALL FOR WOMEN TO RECEIVE THE CARE THEY NEED SNP MSP Clare Haughey is leading a debate calling for all women who experience perinatal mental health problems to receive the care that they and their fa... read more..

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VICTORY FOR SNP CAMPAIGN AS MAXIMUM FOBTS STAKE REDUCED

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan and SNP MP Ronnie Cowan have welcomed the news that the maximum stake for fixed odd betting terminals (FOBTs) will be capped at £2 after a long-running SNP campaign on the issu... read more..

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SNP LEAD THE WAY ON FAIRER TAX

PROGRESSIVE STAMP DUTY REPLACEMENT SET TO SUPPORT FIRST TIME BUYERS   The SNP continues to lead the way on making taxation fairer in Scotland - with progressive changes to the Land and Buildings ... read more..

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Scottish Parliament rejects EU Withdrawal Bill

SNP MP Brendan O’Hara said the Tories are isolated over Brexit, and calls on Theresa May and her Tory party to respect the Scottish Parliament following a vote in Holyrood to refuse consent to the UK ... read more..

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