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Corbyn to ‘get into bed with nationalists’ over Brexit

15 Mar 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Jeremy Corbyn would “rather get into bed” with the nationalists than stand up to them, the Scottish Conservatives have said. It follows revelations in The Times that the Labour leader has written to his SNP counterpart in Westminster Ian Blackford … Continue reading


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SNP government inundated with car park tax complaints

15 Mar 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP government has received an influx of letters from members of the public criticising plans to introduce a car park tax. Dozens of letters have been published through Freedom of Information blasting the controversial proposals. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, … Continue reading


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Scottish farming continues to struggle under SNP

13 Mar 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish farming continues to struggle according to the latest figures released by the Scottish Government. The statistics, released in the Scottish Agricultural Survey this week, show that numbers of some livestock continue to decrease and Less Favoured Area rents continue … Continue reading


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Hammond’s spring statement delivers £260m for the Borders

13 Mar 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Borders will benefit from £260 million of UK Government investment, it has been confirmed by Chancellor Philip Hammond. As part of today’s spring statement, he said the money would arrive as part of the Borderlands Growth Deal. Scottish Conservative … Continue reading


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Scottish schools lose almost 1,000 Maths and English teachers in 10 years

12 Mar 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Subject teachers in Scottish schools have declined dramatically since the SNP came to power, according to the latest statistics released by the Scottish Government. The Teacher Census 2018, published today, shows that since 2008, more than 500 fewer Scottish secondary … Continue reading


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SNP deputy leader must clarify his position on IndyRef2

8 Mar 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives today have written to SNP deputy leader Keith Brown urging him to clarify his position on a second independence referendum. It comes after Nicola Sturgeon yesterday appeared to rule out a so-called “wildcat” referendum – something Mr … Continue reading


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Carlaw welcomes mesh implant removal announcement

8 Mar 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have welcomed the latest announcement by the Scottish Government on the issue of mesh implant removal. In response to a parliamentary question asked by Jackson Carlaw, the Scottish Conservative interim leader, the Health Secretary, Jeanne Freeman confirmed … Continue reading


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SNP must implement three month waiting time target for autism patients

8 Mar 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives are calling for the SNP Government to introduce a three month waiting time target for autism patients, from referral to first appointment for autism assessment. Delays in assessment and diagnosis of autism are extremely traumatic for patients … Continue reading