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October 2018

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LEONARD CHALLENGED OVER LABOUR SUPPORT FOR TORY TAX GIVEAWAY

Richard Leonard has been challenged to oppose Tory tax cuts for the rich – after John McDonnell said that Labour would support the giveaway.    Analysis by the Resolution Foundation has s... read more..

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HOLYROOD HOLDS OUT ON CONSENT TO UK TRADE BILL

TORIES ISOLATED AND STANDING AGAINST SCOTLAND’S INTERESTS   The Scottish Parliament’s Constitution Committee has today published its report on the UK Trade Bill – in which it recommends that Holy... read more..

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TORIES MUST "PAY UP" £54.5MILLION NHS SHORTFALL - DR WHITFORD

SNP MPs ROUND ON CHANCELLOR AFTER SCOTLAND LEFT SHORT-CHANGED SNP MPs have demanded that the UK government "pay up" the £54.5million it has short-changed Scotland in NHS funding - after the Tory Budg... read more..

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TORY GOVERNMENT LEADING EU NATIONALS TOWARDS "WINDRUSH-STYLE SCANDAL"

HOME SECRETARY URGED TO CLARIFY GOVERNMENT POSITION OVER FREE MOVEMENT IN THE EVENT OF NO-DEAL BREXIT The SNP’s Immigration spokesperson has warned that the Tory government’s shambolic Brexit plans a... read more..

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SNP MPs HOLD PRIME MINISTER TO ACCOUNT OVER HOSTILE TREATMENT OF EU NATIONALS

Two SNP MPs have pressed the Prime Minister over her government’s treatment of EU nationals who received letters warning that they no longer have the right to live in the UK, or who have had to pay fe... read more..

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PRIME MINISTER FAILS TO GUARANTEE SUPPLY OF MEDICINE IN NO DEAL BREXIT

Theresa May has failed to guarantee the supply of medicine to the NHS in the event of a no-deal Brexit.   SNP Westminster Leader raised the issue after it was revealed the government last week ... read more..

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TORIES FAIL TO END AUSTERITY AND DELIVER’S A BUDGET OF SMOKE AND MIRRORS WHICH WON’T SURVIVE BREXIT

On the first day’s debate on the Budget at Westminster, Argyll & Bute MP Brendan O’Hara launched a scathing attack on the Chancellor of the Exchequer, accusing him of choosing not to end Austeri read more..

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TORY HARD BREXIT THREATENS "PROLONGED AUSTERITY" - IFS

UK SPENDING PLANS “OUT THE WINDOW” UNDER NO-DEAL SCENARIO  The SNP has renewed calls on the Tories and Labour to immediately ditch their plans for a hard Brexit - following new warnings from the... read more..

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TORY BUDGET SNUB FOR GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART - WHILE FUNDING BELFAST FIRE RECOVERY

Glasgow MPs have demanded answers from the UK Government, after receiving no funding to help with the rebuilding of the Glasgow School of Art in the Budget - despite Belfast being awarded £2... read more..

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MILLIONS OF FAMILIES FACE A "TORY PAY CUT" AS AUSTERITY CONTINUES

NEW REPORT SHOWS LOW AND MIDDLE INCOMES FAMILIES LEFT WORSE OFF   The SNP has said millions of families will suffer a "Tory pay cut" after new analysis revealed the UK government's latest auste... read more..

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BUDGET: TORIES FAIL TO END AUSTERITY AND DELIVER A BUDGET FOR BREXIT WHICH WILL COST HOUSEHOLDS THOUSANDS

The SNP’s Westminster Leader said UK households will continue to feel the squeeze following the Chancellor’s Budget statement today.  Ian Blackford MP also said the ‘Downing Street divide’ co... read more..

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CHANCELLOR’S BLINDFOLDED BREXIT BUDGET CANNOT DELIVER FOR SCOTLAND

The SNP has said the Tories cannot deliver for Scotland as the Chancellor prepares to announce his Budget "blindfolded" by Brexit. Kirsty Blackman MP said the Chancellor would be announcing a ‘Brexit... read more..

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"TORIES ARE PULLING THE RUG OUT FROM FUTURE GENERATIONS"

SNP Westminster Leader, Ian Blackford MP, has accused the Tory Government for 'pulling the rug out from under future generations' in a stark warning to the UK Chancellor before he delivers his Budget ... read more..

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GLASGOW MP: BUDGET MUST INCLUDE REAL LIVING WAGE FOR ALL

UK GOVERNMENT MUST END DISCRIMINATION AGAINST YOUNG PEOPLE David Linden MP is calling on the UK government to introduce a Real Living Wage for all workers in next week’s Budget announcement. The ... read more..

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NASTY PARTY TORIES GIVEN REALITY CHECK ON APPALLING POVERTY POLICIES

NASTY PARTY TORIES GIVEN REALITY CHECK ON APPALLING POVERTY POLICIES The Scottish Tories “must get back in touch with reality” as their plan to increase poverty is exposed, the SNP has said.  ... read more..

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OUR MAN IN EUROPE

Dear Friends, I’ve seen how the growth of social media has enriched and empowered folk across Scotland. How it is impacting upon other media I think remains to be seen, and indeed today’s giants like... read more..

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SHAMED BALLANTYNE MUST RESIGN AS TORY WELFARE SPOKESPERSON

Michelle Ballantyne must resign as Tory welfare spokesperson after the comments on the two child cap, and her own personal hypocrisy, exposed her as unfit to be the Tories spokesperson for Social Secu... read more..

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TORY MSP PREVIOUSLY DEMANDED “RESTRICTION” ON CHILDREN FOR POOR

Shamed Tory welfare spokesperson Michelle Ballantyne previously called for a debate on “whether we feel there should be no restriction on the number of children you can have”.   The Tory MSP w... read more..

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SNP MP CRITICISES TORY GOVERNMENT OVER REPORTED DELAY TO FOBTs STAKE REDUCTION

SNP MP Ronnie Cowan has criticised the Chancellor following reports that the UK government is set to postpone the implementation of the £2 maximum stake on highly-addictive Fixed Odds Betting Terminal... read more..

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WARNING UNIVERSAL CREDIT “INCOME SHOCK” COULD DRIVE FOODBANK USE

Foodbank provider Trussell Trust has issued a stark warning to MSPs that Universal Credit could drive in-work poverty and foodbank use – highlighting the urgent need for the Tories to fix their broken... read more..

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BARNIER MEETING: JOINT STATEMENT FROM SNP, LIBERAL DEMOCRATS, PLAID CYMRU GREEN PARTY

SNP Westminster Leader Ian Blackford MP, SNP Foreign Affairs spokesperson Stephen Gethins MP and leading figures from opposition parties met Michel Barnier at the European Commission Berlaymont buildi... read more..

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SNP MP DEMANDS ANSWERS FROM UK DEFENCE MINISTER OVER ASBESTOS COMPONENT FEARS

CONCERNS FOR HEALTH OF SERVICE PERSONNEL WORKING ON SEA KING HELICOPTERS SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has demanded answers from the UK government over fears that military and civilian personnel may ... read more..

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MUNDELL BLAMES SCOTTISH FARMERS FOR TORY BREXIT FAILURES

TORIES MUST STOP DEFLECTING BLAME FOR THEIR OWN MESS   David Mundell has told soft-fruit producers that it is up to them to make their farms “attractive” to seasonal workers, despite fears of a f... read more..

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TORY MSP’S JAW-DROPPING CLAIM: THE POOR SHOULDN’T BREED

SHAMEFUL COMMENTS SHOW UP SCOTTISH TORIES FOR WHAT THEY REALLY ARE   The Tory spokesperson on social security has made the jaw-dropping claim that poor people should not have more than two childr... read more..

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SNP MSP PRAISES DECISION TO REVIEW ASYLUM CASE

‘APPALLING’ TREATMENT OF GLASGOW FAMILY HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR DEVOLVED IMMIGRATION   The Prime Minister today told the House of Commons that she would ensure that the Home Office “looks again” at t... read more..

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REPORT HERALDS HUGE BOOST FOR NORTH SEA OIL

PRODUCTION BOOST REVENUES MUST NOT BE SIPHONED TO THE TREASURY A new report on the oil and gas sector in the UK has upped forecasts on oil production, estimating an extra 4 billion barrels of oil fro... read more..

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TORIES POST-BREXIT BRITAIN VISION SHUTTING THE DOOR TO ARTISTS AND ACADEMICS

SNP MP Patrick Grady has asked the Prime Minister whether or not the refusal to grant visas to trade envoys, academics, world-renowned artists and NGO representatives is a sign of Theresa May’s post-B... read more..

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PRIME MINISTER MUST SHOW MORAL LEADERSHIP AND HALT ARMS SALES TO SAUDI ARABIA

MURDER OF JAMAL KHASHOGGI IS LATEST CRIMINAL ACTION BY SAUDI REGIME   Ian Blackford MP has raised the kidnapping, killing and mutilation of the respected Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi w... read more..

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OPPOSITION PARTIES MEET BARNIER TO DISCUSS BREXIT

CALL FOR SINGLE MARKET AND CUSTOMS UNION MEMBERSHIP Leading figures from opposition parties will meet Michel Barnier in Brussels today [Thursday] to say the UK must remain within the Single Market an... read more..

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TORY MSP IN WARNING OVER UNIVERSAL CREDIT

ADMISSION OVER DISASTROUS POLICY UNDERLINES NEED TO HALT ROLLOUT A Tory MSP has written to the editor of the Herald newspaper, warning that her own party’s Universal Credit policy risks “failing thos... read more..

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