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June 2018

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SCOTTISH FARMERS TAKEN FOR GRANTED BY UK GOVERNMENT

DELAY TO FARM PAYMENTS REVIEW “UNACCEPTABLE” The SNP’s Westminster leader, Ian Blackford MP, has said delays to a £160 million farm payments review show that Scotland’s farmers are being taken for gr... read more..

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REVENUES FROM NORTH SEA OIL AND GAS UP £1.4 BILLION IN BOOST TO ECONOMY

“UK GOVERNMENT MUST SUPPORT OIL INDUSTRY’S CONTINUED RECOVERY” SNP Economy spokesperson, Kirsty Blackman, has welcomed the news that revenues from North Sea oil and gas increased by £1.434 billion in... read more..

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Our Man in Europe

Dear Friends, So the June Council meeting has been and gone, and the UK has little to show for it. While the Tory Party continues to argue with itself, the rest of Europe is getting on with their liv... read more..

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CALL FOR JUDGE-LED INQUIRY ON RENDITION FOLLOWING DAMNING REPORT

"SERIOUS QUESTIONS NEED TO BE ANSWERED ON UK INVOLVEMENT" SNP Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Stephen Gethins MP, has renewed calls for a comprehensive judge-led inquiry into UK involvement in the re read more..

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CORBYN MUST END “SHAMEFUL” BACKING FOR TORY HARD BREXIT

TIME FOR LABOUR TO DITCH SUPPORT FOR LEAVING EU AND SINGLE MARKET  The SNP has challenged Jeremy Corbyn to use his visit to Scotland today to commit to membership of both the single market and c... read more..

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SNP CALL FOR URGENT WESTMINSTER DEBATE OVER TORY “DODGY, DARK MONEY”

The SNP’s Pete Wishart MP has today called on the UK government to bring forward an urgent debate in Westminster over the trail of “dodgy, dark money that is running rampant" through some political pa... read more..

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SNP SLAM TORIES AS 190 RAPE SURVIVORS FORCED TO DISCLOSE DETAILS FOR CHILD TAX CREDITS

SNP MP Alison Thewliss has condemned the Tory government after statistics revealed 190 survivors of rape had to disclose details in order to receive Child Tax Credits. The figures published by the... read more..

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TORY TREASURY PROFITS ON BACK OF FORT KINNAIRD SALE

SCOTTISH ASSETS STRIPPED TO SUBSIDISE EXCHEQUER   The Crown Estate has announced increased income over the last year - making it clear that their cash grab at Fort Kinnaird was simply to swell Tr... read more..

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SCOTLAND’S EMISSIONS REDUCTION PROGRESS BEST IN UK – REPORT

Scotland is “at the forefront of the low carbon transition” in the UK, SNP MSP Stewart Stevenson has said today as the Committee on Climate Change’s progress report confirmed Scotland’s progress on em... read more..

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SNP MP CHALLENGES PRIME MINISTER TO HALT THE DESTRUCTION OF THE DEFENCE FOOTPRINT IN SCOTLAND

Ahead of Armed Forces Day this weekend, SNP MP Joanna Cherry QC has challenged the Prime Minister to intervene and halt the closure of Redford barracks, which threatens the defence footprint in Scotla... read more..

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POPULATION STATS PROVE NEED FOR HOLYROOD MIGRATION POWERS

Latest statistics on Scotland’s population have proved that Tory control of migration policy is costing Scotland dearly – underlining the need for Scotland to attract more migrants to support our econ... read more..

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CALL FOR REGULATOR TO INVESTIGATE FRESH REVELATIONS OF TORY DARK MONEY

RICHARD COOK THE ‘TIP OF THE ICEBERG’ OF DODGY DONATIONS The SNP has said that the scandal around Richard Cook is just ‘the tip of the iceberg’ when it comes to dark money and dodgy donations involvi... read more..

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SNP MPs PILE PRESSURE ON THERESA MAY TO SACK BORIS JOHNSON

UK GOVERNMENT URGED TO ROLL BACK ON RED CARPET FOR TRUMP VISIT Stephen Gethins MP has asked the Foreign Secretary whether or not he thought he would face the sack if he were working under Donald Trum... read more..

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DEPUTE LEADER TO PUT SNP ON CAMPAIGN FOOTING

KEITH BROWN TO BE DEDICATED CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon today announced that Keith Brown, the party’s depute leader, will leave the Scottish Government to dedicate his time and energ... read more..

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UK GOVERNMENT FAIL TO MAKE CASE FOR SCOTLAND ON THIRD RUNWAY

“TOO MANY QUESTIONS UNANSWERED” ON HEATHROW VOTE The Scottish National Party has confirmed they will abstain on a vote tonight on Heathrow’s third runway, after the UK government failed to provide su... read more..

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Brendan O’Hara MP and Scottish Government Communities Secretary, Angela Constance MSP paid a visit to Rothesay’s newest hotspot, Helmi’s Patisserie.

This weekend, Brendan O’Hara MP and Scottish Government Communities Secretary, Angela Constance MSP paid a visit to Rothesay’s newest hotspot, Helmi’s Patisserie. Following the official opening la... read more..

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MICHAEL GOVE CHALLENGED TO DETAIL FARMING SUPPORT BEYOND BREXIT

KATE FORBES: “THE FUTURE OF SCOTLAND’S AGRICULTURE IS AT STAKE" The SNP is calling on Tory Environment Secretary Michael Gove to ring-fence the over €700 million annual EU funding for ... read more..

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TORIES WORKING AGAINST INTERESTS OF SCOTTISH BUSINESS

FOREIGN SECRETARY’S COMMENTS REVEAL TORY DISDAIN FOR JOBS   Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has again let slip his deep disdain for people’s jobs and livelihoods in the unfolding chaos of Brexit ... read more..

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Our Man in Europe

Dear Friends, While the scheme announced this week to register EU nationals in the UK is superior to the system that exists for non-EEA nationals, it is clearly a long way short of what was promised ... read more..

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SNP LOOKING TO THE FUTURE WITH OVER 21 MILLION EYE TESTS SINCE 2007

£775 MILLION SPENT ON FREE EYE TESTS   The SNP’s protection of free eye tests in Scotland has seen people benefit over 21 million times from the initiative since 2007 – with the Scottish Governme... read more..

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MP supports Lochgilphead Armed Forces Day

Brendan O’Hara, MP for Argyll and Bute showed his support for the Armed Forces by attending the long established Lochgilphead Armed Forces Day last Saturday (16th June). Despite the weather, peopl... read more..

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SNP DELIVERS OVER A QUARTER OF A MILLION APPRENTICESHIPS IN DECADE

New analysis shows that over a quarter of a million people have started a Modern Apprenticeship since the SNP came to office in 2007.   Analysis of new Skills Development Scotland figures show... read more..

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AIRBUS BREXIT WARNING MUST SERVE AS AN URGENT WAKE-UP CALL FOR THERESA MAY

SNP REITERATE CALLS FOR CONTINUED SINGLE MARKET AND CUSTOMS UNION MEMBERSHIP The SNP’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Stephen Gethins MP has warned that time is running out for Theresa May to prevent a... read more..

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SNP CRITICISE TORY PLAN TO CHARGE EU NATIONALS TO CONTINUE LIVING IN THE UK

The SNP’s Westminster Justice and Home Affairs spokesperson Joanna Cherry QC MP has condemned the UK government’s plans to make EU nationals pay and answer questions if they wish to live in the UK aft... read more..

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FRESH MIGRATION STUDY MAKES CLEAR NEED FOR POWERS TO BE DEVOLVED

REPORT SAYS SCOTLAND WILL STRUGGLE TO ATTRACT MIGRANTS AFTER BREXIT   New research by the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow has argued that a post-Brexit Scotland will struggle to attract mig... read more..

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“Fresh migration study makes clear need for powers to be devolved”:

New research by the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh have warned that Scotland will struggle to attract migrants if a more restrictive system is introduced by the UK Government post-Brexit. Acad... read more..

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HOME OFFICE REJECTS ASPIRING MIDWIFE’S VISA

TORY ‘HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT’ IS “HARMING THE NHS”, MSP WARNS   SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has warned that Tory immigration policies are “harming the NHS”, citing the case of aspiring midwife, Dami Samue... read more..

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UK GOVERNMENT ACCUSED OF CASH GRAB AS SHARE IN FORT KINNAIRD SOLD FOR £167M

NOT A PENNY FOR SCOTLAND FROM “CROWN ESTATE CON”  SNP MSP Richard Lochhead is calling on the UK Crown Estate to pass to Crown Estate Scotland the £167m proceeds from the sale of its share in the... read more..

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ARMED FORCES BILL – WOULD GIVE SERVICE PERSONNEL ‘ONE STRONG VOICE’ AGAINST UK GOV’T CUTS

SNP MP and member of the Defence Select Committee Martin Docherty Hughes MP has said that the Ten Minute Rule Bill in his name is aimed at giving service personnel ‘one strong voice’.   Mr Doc... read more..

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TORY GOVERNMENT FORCES THROUGH VOTE TO SILENCE AND SIDE-LINE PARLIAMENT OVER BREXIT DEAL

POWER GRAB BILL EDGES CLOSER TO "DISMANTLING DEVOLUTION" The SNP’s Europe spokesperson has criticised the UK government for forcing through a vote which “attacks the democratic process and silences p... read more..

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