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August 2018

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 60 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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OUR MAN IN EUROPE

Dear Friends, The next few weeks and months are going to be the Brexit endgame, and we need to keep our eyes on the prize and not be distracted by the industrial scale amounts of chaff the opposition... read more..

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SNP ECHO INDUSTRY CONDEMNATION OVER RECKLESS TORY PLANS TO SCRAP SOLAR POWER SUPPORT

The SNP’s Westminster Energy spokesperson, Drew Hendry MP, has described plans by the Tory government to scrap vital support for solar power as “backward-looking,” and which risks “killing off” a key ... read more..

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“MP calls on Youth Groups and Voluntary organisations to apply”

Argyll and Bute MP, Brendan O’Hara has called on local Youth Groups and Voluntary Organisations to apply for ‘The Young Start’ programme which reopens today (30 August). Run by the Big Lottery Fund... read more..

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“MP warns residents about Universal Credit”

Local MP, Brendan O’Hara warns Argyll & Bute residents about the upcoming full service roll out of Universal Credit beginning on 19 September 2018. As part of the full service roll out, “legacy... read more..

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MAY SLAMMED OVER ‘RECKLESS’ NO DEAL BREXIT DEFENCE

TORIES MUST DITCH PLANS FOR JOBS-DESTROYING HARD BREXIT SNP Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Stephen Gethins, has renewed calls on the UK government to rule out a no deal Brexit - after Theresa May toda... read more..

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BREXIT RISKS HIGHER ENERGY BILLS FOR HOUSEHOLDS

HIKE IN COSTS UNDERLINES CASE FOR SINGLE MARKET   Uncertainty over Brexit risks household energy costs spiralling, with major suppliers being required by Ofgem to set their price for winter 2020-... read more..

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SNP CALL FOR UK SANCTIONS AGAINST MYANMAR FOLLOWING DAMNING UN REPORT

SNP CALL FOR UK SANCTIONS AGAINST MYANMAR FOLLOWING DAMNING UN REPORT SNP International Development spokesperson, Chris Law MP, has called on the UK government to take further sanctions against Myanm... read more..

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OUR MAN IN EUROPE

Dear Friends, So, this week the UK Government has unveiled their plans for a no deal scenario. A scenario which, according to the Government, will be simultaneously disastrous and fine. Indeed, as Ia... read more..

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SNP BACK CALLS FOR OVERHAUL OF ‘BROKEN’ UK IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

DIRECTORS WARN VISA REFUSALS STARVING UK ARTS FESTIVALS OF TALENT SNP MP Deidre Brock has backed calls by leading festival directors for an urgent overhaul of the UK government’s hostile immigration ... read more..

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PFI DEBT TOPS £1BN FOR FIRST TIME

GERS FIGURES EXPOSE “LABOUR’S TOXIC LEGACY”   Labour’s toxic legacy of private finance continues to be felt across Scotland, the SNP has warned today after the GERS figures showed that PFI payme... read more..

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GERS: SCOTLAND’S SOARING OIL REVENUES ON UPWARD TRAJECTORY

Following the publication of today’s Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland figures, the SNP’s Gillian Martin has said the oil and gas sector is on an upward trajectory with revenues increasing b... read more..

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SENIOR DOCTOR WARNS HOME OFFICE RULES HARMING PATIENT CARE

A senior NHS consultant has warned that “racist” Home Office immigration policies are cutting off the supply of highly-trained doctors from Scottish hospitals and harming patient care as a result. &nb... read more..

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SCOTLAND TOPS UK LEADERBOARD FOR RENEWABLES

“TORIES NEED TO TAKE A MORE STRATEGIC VIEW OF THE ENVIRONMENT” – ALASDAIR  ALLAN   Scotland is consuming and producing more renewables than any other UK nation, according to new figures prov... read more..

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CALL FOR ACTION ON DEATHS ABROAD AS KIRSTY MAXWELL DOCUMENTARY AIRS

UK GOVERNMENT "FAILING FAMILIES" WITH LACK OF SUPPORT, WARNS SNP MP   SNP MP Hannah Bardell has called on the UK government to “radically improve” the support it provides for the families of UK n... read more..

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SNP CALL ON CHANCELLOR TO RULE OUT NORTH SEA TAX HIKE HIT

The SNP’s Westminster Economy spokesperson has written to Chancellor Philip Hammond demanding reassurances that the UK government will not use the upcoming Autumn Budget to undermine the North Sea’s r... read more..

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CORBYN CHALLENGED TO BACK SINGLE MARKET TO AVOID ECONOMIC CRISIS

BLACKFORD: LABOUR “BETRAYING WORKING PEOPLE” BY BACKING TORY HARD BREXIT The SNP have challenged Jeremy Corbyn to get behind efforts to keep Scotland and the UK in the EU single market - warning Labo... read more..

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SNP CONDEMN HIGH SANCTIONS RATE UNDER “FLAWED” UNIVERSAL CREDIT

The SNP’s Westminster Social Justice spokesperson has written to the Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) demanding clarity over the "worryingly" high sanctions rate again... read more..

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SNP DEMAND DEVOLUTION OF MIGRATION POWERS

HOME OFFICE “FAILING SCOTLAND” WITH HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT POLICY   The SNP has renewed calls for the devolution of powers over migration – arguing that the Home Office is “failing Scotland” with it... read more..

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TIME FOR DAVIDSON TO ROOT OUT TORY EXTREMISTS

TORIES “RIFE” WITH BIGOTRY AND ISLAMOPHOBIA   The SNP has told Ruth Davidson thoat she can’t keep dodging the issue of extremism and Islamophobia in her Tory party – after yet another council can... read more..

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Our Man in Europe

Friends, This week showed that those advocating for Brexit have not looked to the past for inspiration, but instead suffer from delusions of resurrecting an idealised version of it. The dreams of a w... read more..


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SNP DEMAND “LOGICAL AND WORKABLE” BREXIT CUSTOMS ARRANGEMENT PLAN

UK GOVERNMENT MUST PROTECT ECONOMY AND BUSINESSES BY COMMITTING TO REMAIN IN THE CUSTOMS UNION The SNP has called on the UK government to publish in full a new “logical and workable” post-Brexit cust... read more..

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NEW COMMITTEE REPORT WARNS UK’S ARCTIC DEFENCE PLANS ON “THIN ICE”

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has called on the UK government to take defence of the High North and North Atlantic seriously, or risk their defence capability being on "thin ice." Commenting on the p... read more..

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MORE PUPILS GOING BACK TO NEWLY BUILT AND REFURBISHED SCHOOLS

SNP MAKING SCHOOLS “FIT FOR THE FUTURE” The SNP has highlighted figures showing the Scottish Government’s strong record on rebuilding and refurbishing Scotland’s school estate – with more pupils acro... read more..

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MP on hand to support Helensburgh’s young artists.

Many artists have to wait years before they sell their first painting…indeed, if they ever do sell one. But for young Helensburgh artist  Lola Graham-West, that is no longer an issue because t... read more..

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“FOREIGN OFFICE MUST SUPPORT FAMILIES OF LOST LOVED ONES ABROAD”

Hannah Bardell MP has said she will continue to fight for support from the Foreign Office for bereaved families who lose a loved one abroad.  Speaking on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire program... read more..

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BUSINESSES BEGINNING TO FEEL BREXIT BITE AS SKILLED WORKERS STAY AWAY

The SNP has warned that the impact of the Tory government’s hard Brexit plans is already harming the economy and businesses, as a new report revealed that fewer EU citizens are coming to the UK and co... read more..

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CAMPAIGNING MP WELCOMES CLOSURE OF TICKET RE-SALE SITES

TICKETMASTER BIDS TO COMBAT TOUTS SNP MP Patricia Gibson has welcomed the news Ticketmaster is closing its secondary ticketing websites Seatwave and Get Me In, in a bid to combat touts. The websi... read more..

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TORY BREXIT POSES 'MAJOR NHS THREAT'

POWER GRAB OVER PROCUREMENT LAWS OPEN DOOR TO PRIVATISATION This week's news that £2 billion worth of NHS England contracts are being handed over to Virgin Care Services - which follows on from the d... read more..

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NHS COUNTING COST OF TOXIC LABOUR PFI LEGACY

OVER £2.6 BILLION AND COUNTING SPENT REPAYING LABOUR’S DEBTS   The SNP has called on Labour to apologise for the toxic PFI legacy that they have left our NHS – which continues to be drained of vi... read more..

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