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September 2018

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 54 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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“NOW OR NEVER FOR LABOUR” TO BACK SINGLE MARKET

BACK SCOTLAND OVER PM TO AVOID JOBS WRECKING BREXIT   The SNP has said it’s “now or never for Labour” to back Single Market membership, to save Scottish jobs and protect our economy from the dama... read more..

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TORY SHAME AS MORE BENEFITS CLAIMANTS UNDERPAID

DWP ERRORS MORE THAN DOUBLE IN FIVE YEARS   The SNP has lambasted the Tories over their mismanagement of welfare, after figures showed that the number of Jobseekers’ Allowance claimants who have ... read more..

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OUR MAN IN EUROPE

Dear Friends, As the saying goes, the darkest hour is right before dawn. Without getting ahead of ourselves too much, the events of this week may prove that statement right when it comes to Brexit. ... read more..

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HIGH STAKES WITH ONGOING TORY BREXIT GAMBLE

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Scotland published yesterday a stark warning about business confidence in light of a Brexit no-deal, no-transition scenario.[1] The Scottish small busi read more..

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TORY PLOT TO SCRAP FOOD STANDARDS

e Tories plot to rip up those standards after Brexit just to placate Donald Trump. “That threatens to usher in imports of chlorinated chicken, hormone-injected beef, and who knows what else. “It ... read more..

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GROWING SCOTTISH BUSINESSES BREXIT FEARS UNDERLINE CASE FOR SINGLE MARKET

Growing fears among Scottish small businesses underline the case for full membership of the single market, the SNP has said.   Scottish businesses are amongst the most concerned in the UK abou... read more..

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UK GOVERNMENT MUST FIX RURAL ATM ‘CASH CRISIS’

TORIES FAIL TO ACT AS COMMUNITIES LEFT WITHOUT BANKING FACILITIES The SNP has called on the Tories to act urgently to fix the ATM 'cash crisis' hitting rural communities across Scotland. Drew Hen... read more..

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“APPALLING HYPOCRISY” AS TORIES PLAY POLITICS OVER KIDS’ FUTURES

Opposition parties have sided with the Tories at Holyrood to grandstand over kids’ education.   In this afternoon’s debate on standardised Primary 1 assessments, Tory, Labour and Lib Dem MSPs put... read more..

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BPA A’ SIREADH BARRACHD TAIC BHON BHBC AIRSON CRAOLADH GÀIDHLIG

Aig deasbad sa Phàrlamaid a’ comharrachadh 10 bliadhna de BhBC ALBA a-màireach (Diciadain), canaidh BPA a’ Phartaidh Nàiseanta Alasdair Allan gum bu chòir am BBC a bhith “a’ cur barrachd taic ri craol... read more..

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Brendan O’Hara MP meets survivors of the Holocaust and genocide ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day 2019

At the launch of Holocaust Memorial Day for 2019, Brendan O’Hara MP listened to Joan Salter MBE, a child survivor of the Holocaust, describe how at the age of three, was forced to flee from Europe and... read more..

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MP CELEBRATES COMMUNITY’S EFFORTS TO CURE BLOOD CANCER

Argyll and Bute makes the top 20 in the UK for blood cancer donor register Residents in Argyll and Bute have been praised by blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan for the people in their community who ... read more..

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TORIES' ‘LITTLE BRITAIN’ APPROACH TO IMMIGRATION DAMAGING THE ECONOMY

SNP: DEVOLVE POWERS TO HOLYROOD TO BUILD A SYSTEM THAT WORKS FOR SCOTLAND The SNP has called for the devolution of immigration powers to the Scottish Parliament – warning the UK government’s ‘Little ... read more..

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UN International Day of Peace 2018

The Scottish Parliament will today mark the UN’s International Day of Peace 2018 in a debate led by SNP MSP Bill Kidd, who will call for a world free of nuclear weapons.   Mr Kidd will thank t... read more..

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HYPOCRITE TORIES PUT POLITICS AHEAD OF KIDS’ FUTURES

RUTH DAVIDSON’S PARTY PREYING ON THE ANXIETIES OF PARENTS   The Tory party has been criticised for putting party political games ahead of children’s futures, as they published their motion for de... read more..

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SNP MP SLAMS 'APPALLING' UK GOVERNMENT TREATMENT OF INVERNESS COUPLE

COURT RULES IN COUPLE'S FAVOUR AFTER YEARS OF BATTLE WITH HOME OFFICE   SNP MP Drew Hendry has welcomed the news that his constituents Ellen and Russell Felber have won their appeal in the courts... read more..

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SNP WELCOME LEADERS’ DEBATE PROPOSALS

COMMISSION MUST ENSURE FAIR REPRESENTATION The SNP has renewed its calls to make leaders' TV debates a permanent fixture of Westminster Elections – following a new campaign launched today by Sky News... read more..

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TORIES OFFERING "FALSE CHOICE" ON BREXIT WITH BAD DEAL OR NO DEAL

IMF WARNING STRENGTHENS SNP CALL TO REMAIN IN SINGLE MARKET The SNP has said the UK government is offering a damaging "false choice" on Brexit between a bad deal or no deal at all - as the Internatio... read more..

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POLL: MAJORITY OF SCOTS BACK DEVOLUTION OF IMMIGRATION POWERS

OVERWHELMING DISTRUST IN WESTMINSTER'S HANDLING OF IMMIGRATION   The SNP has renewed calls for immigration powers to be devolved to the Scottish Parliament - after a new poll showed overwhelmin... read more..

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SNP ISSUE AUTUMN BUDGET DEMAND FOR CHANCELLOR TO RULE OUT TAX HIKE FOR SCOTCH WHISKY

The SNP has called on the Chancellor to use his upcoming Budget statement to rule out a tax hike on Scotch whisky, or risk putting into jeopardy one of Scotland’s most successful exports.  Bre... read more..

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SNP CALLS FOR ACTION AS 2.5M PEOPLE AT RISK OF FALLING INTO POVERTY

TORIES MUST DITCH AUSTERITY CUTS AND HARD BREXIT THREAT The SNP has called on the UK Government to take urgent action at the Budget to tackle poverty - following the publication of a new report today... read more..

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TORIES MUST “CALL TIME” ON DECADE OF FAILED AUSTERITY CUTS

FAMILIES STILL PAYING A ‘HEAVY PRICE’ TEN YEARS ON FROM FINANCIAL CRISIS The SNP has said Chancellor Philip Hammond must use the forthcoming UK budget to “call time” on a decade of failed austerity c... read more..

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OUR MAN IN EUROPE

Dear friends, This week has been a very busy week in Strasbourg. Notably, Jean Claude Juncker gave his final State of the Union address outlining how the EU is performing, and what policies we will b... read more..

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TORIES BLAME UK BUSINESSES FOR BREXIT SHAMBLES

“ARROGANT” RAAB SHOULD APOLOGISE FOR DISMISSING LEGITIMATE CONCERNS   Tory Brexit Minister Dominic Raab has sensationally claimed that struggling British businesses are choosing to blame Brexit, ... read more..

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SNP DAY OF ACTION TARGETS 50,000 VOTERS

BROWN SPEARHEADS PUSH ON ‘INDEPENDENCE CONVERSATIONS’ The SNP has announced that it is planning ‘day of action’ where they will aim to make contact with 50,000 people from across Scotland. The thr... read more..

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PMQs: PRIME MINISTER TOLD TO COME CLEAN OVER SHADY DEALINGS WITH AGGREGATEIQ

th Aggregate IQ, the firm with links to Cambridge Analytica, and at the centre of allegations of breaching election spending rules during the EU referendum. At PMQs, Deidre Brock, MP for... read more..

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PMQs: FAMILIES STILL PAYING PRICE OF TORY AUSTERITY – A DECADE SINCE FINANCIAL CRISIS

Ian Blackford MP has called on the Prime Minister to finally put an end to Tory austerity – warning millions of families are still being made to pay a price ten years after the financial crisis. A ... read more..

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NEW REPORT: UK GOVERNMENT UNPREPARED FOR NO-DEAL BREXIT

TORIES POSE MAJOR THREAT TO SCOTLAND’S FOOD AND DRINK INDUSTRY   A damning new report by the National Audit Office (NAO) has determined that Michael Gove’s Department of Environment, Food and Rur... read more..

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BRENDAN O'HARA MP AGAINST BOUNDARY COMMISSION PROPOSALS

Argyll & Bute MP, Brendan O’Hara has pledged to vote against the Boundary Commission plan to cut Scotland’s elected representatives at Westminster from 59 to 53, should it come before Parliament. ... read more..

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MP INVITES CHANCELLOR TO FOOD BANK TO SEE EFFECT OF AUSTERITY

SNP MP Kirsty Blackman has invited the UK Chancellor to visit a food bank to ‘see the real effect of austerity’. The party’s economy spokesperson at Westminster posed the challenge during Treasury Qu... read more..

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SNP MP SEEKS 'CRUCIAL' REFORMS TO UNIVERSAL CREDIT OVER DOMESTIC ABUSE RISK

WARNING THAT UNIVERSAL CREDIT SYSTEM RISKS INCREASING WOMEN’S VULNERABILITY TO FINANCIAL ABUSE An SNP MP will today (Wednesday) announce plans to bring forward amendments to the UK Government’s forth... read more..

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