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November 2018

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 87 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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TORY TAX PLANS LEAVE £1 BILLION SPENDING GAP FOR PUBLIC SERVICES

Tory tax plans would leave Scottish public services with a £1 billion black hole, new analysis has confirmed.    New analysis by IPPR Scotland has found that mirroring UK government incom... read more..

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CALL TO IMPROVE PATERNITY LEAVE FOR FAMILIES OF PREMATURE BABIES

CAMPAIGNING DAD SECURES MEETING WITH UK GOVERNMENT MINISTER SNP MP David Linden has secured a meeting with a UK government Minister to discuss his campaign to improve paternity leave for families wit... read more..

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JOINT STATEMENT ON OPPOSITION TO WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT

The SNP, Labour, the Scottish Greens and the Liberal Democrats in the Scottish Parliament have confirmed that they will table a single agreed motion for next week’s debate at Holyrood opposing the Pri... read more..

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LIAISON COMMITTEE: PRIME MINISTER LEADING SCOTLAND “DOWN THE ROAD TO RUIN”

SNP MP Pete Wishart has warned that the Prime Minister is leading Scotland “down the road to ruin” with her government’s damaging Brexit plans. The SNP MP for Perth and North Perthshire –&nbs... read more..

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PROPOSED BANK OF SCOTLAND CLOSURES SLAMMED IN PARLIAMENT

SNP MSP Sandra White will this afternoon lead a debate condemning the Bank of Scotland’s latest proposed closures.   Leading a Members’ Debate on the issue, Ms White increased pressure on Bank of... read more..

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SNP CALL MUNDELL’S BLUFF ON EMPTY RESIGNATION THREATS

SECRETARY OF STATE MUST RESIGN IF WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT VOTED DOWN The SNP has called for the Secretary of State for Scotland to resign if the Prime Minister’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement is voted dow... read more..

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CHANCELLOR BACKS SNP’S PLAN TO REMAIN IN EU OR SINGLE MARKET

ANALYSIS UNDERLINES WHY PM MUST GET BETTER OPTIONS BACK ON THE TABLE   Chancellor Philip Hammond admitted this morning that, accordingly to the UK government’s own analysis, “clearly... remaining... read more..

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SNP MP RAISES HELMS SCANDAL WITH PRIME MINISTER

SNP MP Gavin Newlands has called on the Prime Minister to offer financial support to people who have been left in debt after signing up to a flawed UK government scheme. The UK government’s Green ... read more..

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SNP MP LEADS CALLS FOR TORIES TO SCRAP CRUEL TWO CHILD POLICY

SNP MP Alison Thewliss has today renewed calls on the Tory government to scrap its cruel two child limit in Universal Credit and Child Tax Credits “once and for all”. Leading a House of Commons de... read more..

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IF MAY WANTS TO DEBATE BREXIT PLAN, HERE’S ONE WE PREPARED EARLIER

KEITH BROWN: TORIES RUNNING SCARED OF DEBATING REAL ALTERNATIVE Theresa May is “running scared” of debating the only party with a real alternative to her bad Brexit deal, the SNP has said.  ... read more..

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SNP MP CALLS FOR UK REVIEW ON SALE OF FIREWORKS

UK GOVERNMENT MUST ENSURE APPROPRIATE SAFEGUARDS An SNP MP has called on the UK government to undertake a full review of the sale of fireworks in the UK, as the House of Commons debates the issue tod... read more..

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ENGLAND URGED TO FOLLOW SCOTLAND’S LEAD TO FIX SOCIAL CARE CRISIS

IPPR PUBLISHES REPORT ON WORKFORCE SHORTAGES POSED BY BREXIT The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has stated that chronic underfunding and a dysfunctional system is leading to a "growing w... read more..

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MOD PAYING SCOTS CIVILIAN STAFF LESS THAN LIVING WAGE

Hundreds of civilian staff are being paid less than the real Living Wage by the Ministry of Defence, it has been revealed.  In figures revealed under Freedom of Information law, the MoD admitted... read more..

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ANGER AS TORIES PREPARE TO ‘SELL-OUT’ SCOTTISH FISHING INDUSTRY

EU SUMMIT ANNOUNCEMENT LEAVES MUNDELL AND DAVIDSON WITH NOWHERE TO HIDE   Leaked text of an EU statement, due to be published this Sunday, has sparked anger across Scotland’s fishing communities ... read more..

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“TORIES WILL NEVER BE FORGIVEN” FOR SELLING OUT THE FISHING INDUSTRY SAYS MP

A major row over the fishing industry has broken out between the Tory government and the SNP MP’s in Westminster following a leaked document outlining the future relationship with the EU. The docum... read more..

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MP BACKS SCOTTISH SALMON INDUSTRY CONCERNS ON THE UK WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT

In the week that the UK government unveiled the Withdrawal Agreement and the details of the future relationship with the EU after Brexit, MP for Argyll and Bute, Brendan O’Hara reiterated the concerns... read more..

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OUR MAN IN EUROPE

Dear Friends, Next week the Brexit drama moves to Luxembourg, where I believe a fundamental part of undoing Brexit will move a step forward. As we see the mess at Westminster, MPs need to know their ... read more..

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“Tories will never be forgiven” for selling out the fishing industry says MP

A major row over the fishing industry has broken out between the Tory government and the SNP MP’s in Westminster following a leaked document outlining the future relationship with the EU. The docum... read more..

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SCOTTISH SALMON INDUSTRY RAISE SERIOUS CONCERNS ON UK WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT

PRODUCERS’ ORGANISATION OUTLINE NEED FOR FRICTIONLESS TRADE WITH EU The Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation have said that the UK’s political heads of agreement raise serious questions for the fa... read more..

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TORIES MUST HEED COMMONS REPORT WARNINGS TO PROTECT AT-RISK GROUPS

HALT UNIVERSAL CREDIT ROLLOUT UNTIL PROTECTIONS ARE GUARANTEED An SNP MP has warned the Tory government to heed advice from a report by the Work and Pensions Committee published today, which calls fo... read more..

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SCOTLAND ‘LEADING THE WAY’ ON GREEN ENERGY

COMMITMENT TO RENEWABLE ENERGY POWERING SCOTLAND’S FUTURE A new report has revealed that Scotland is outpacing the rest of the UK on transforming energy and tackling climate change - due to its green... read more..

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TORIES UNDER PRESSURE TO "END INJUSTICE" FOR WASPI WOMEN

MINISTER TO BE GRILLED BY MPs IN HOUSE OF COMMONS DEBATE The Tory government will come under renewed pressure today to "end the injustice" for women facing pensions inequality - as Ministers are gril... read more..

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MP SAYS WORK AND PENSIONS SECRETARY MUST USE HER POWER TO ACT ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT FAILURES

SNP LETTER TO NEW SECRETARY OF STATE DEMANDS URGENT ACTION The SNP have issued a letter to Amber Rudd challenging her to take action to prevent people falling into further austerity as she begins her... read more..

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MAY HAS ‘HEAD IN THE SAND’ OVER UK'S POVERTY PROBLEM

PRIME MINISTER'S RESPONSE TO UN POVERTY REPORT IS SHAMEFUL An SNP MP has slammed Theresa May's dismissive 'head in the sand' response to concerns about poverty in the UK - warning the Prime Minister'... read more..

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review of Brexit’s impact on health and social care

Politicians are set to consider plans for an independent review of Brexit’s impact on health and social care. Brendan O’Hara MP introduced a Private Member’s Bill at the House of Commons last week (1... read more..

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TORY BREXIT WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT SELLS OUT SCOTLAND’S FISHING INDUSTRY

SPECIAL DEAL FOR NORTHERN IRELAND PUTS SCOTS AT COMPETITIVE DISADVANTAGE The SNP Environment and Rural Affairs Spokesperson has slammed the UK government’s Withdrawal Agreement for putting Northern I... read more..

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SNP CALL FOR URGENT ACTION ON ASYLUM ACCOMMODATION CONTRACTS

TORY GOVERNMENT FAILING TO RESOURCE LOCAL AUTHORITIES The SNP has called on the UK government to urgently overhaul the system of asylum accommodation contracts - demanding more funding for and greate... read more..

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CROFTERS FEARFUL OF BREXIT IMPACT

86% OF CROFTERS HAVE BLEAK OUTLOOK FOR FUTURE OF INDUSTRY IN POST-BREXIT UK   An SNP MSP has called on the UK Government to provide urgent details of post-Brexit support for Scottish crofters, fo... read more..

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MP SAYS PRIME MINISTER’S DEAL PUTS ARGYLL AND BUTE AT A “COMPETITVE DISADVANTAGE”

In a heated exchange with the Prime Minister, MP Brendan O’Hara accused Theresa May of deliberately putting his Argyll & Bute constituency at a “competitive disadvantage”, when compared to their n... read more..

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SPANISH FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS INDEPENDENT SCOTLAND WOULD BE WELCOME IN EU

Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell has said that Spain would welcome an independent Scotland into the EU. When asked about the future of Scotland, Mr Borrell said: “If Westminster agrees, we are ... read more..

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