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Sturgeon wants to plunge Scotland back into referendum division

5 Sep 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon has again said she wants to overturn the result of the EU referendum, just weeks ahead of the UK’s Brexit deadline. She told Jackson Carlaw at First Minister’s Questions today that, rather than see UK Government negotiations succeed, … Continue reading


Scotland set for further £1.2bn Barnett boost

4 Sep 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scotland’s budget is set to be boosted by a £1.2 billion Barnett Consequentials bonus, announced by the UK Government today. Chancellor Sajid Javid confirmed that, thanks to a range of new spending commitments south of the border, Scotland was in … Continue reading


Convergence funds a ‘massive’ victory for the Scottish Conservatives

4 Sep 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have welcomed the £160 million of convergence funding for Scottish farmers that has been announced in the UK Spending Review today. The funds have been the subject of a lengthy and concerted campaign from the Scottish Conservatives … Continue reading


Scotland needs city mayors to boost autonomy for councils

4 Sep 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Directly-elected mayors or provosts for Scotland’s seven cities would boost growth and improve local decision-making, the Scottish Conservatives have said. Making a keynote speech this morning, shadow finance secretary Murdo Fraser said the Scottish Government should follow England’s lead in … Continue reading


Sturgeon bids to use government programme to force indyref2

3 Sep 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon has used her programme for government to try and force through a second referendum on independence. The First Minister confirmed today that she will seek the “transfer of power” from Westminster so the SNP can officially call the … Continue reading


Fresh staffing crisis as NHS now 4000 nurses short

3 Sep 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scotland’s NHS faces a new staffing crisis, after it emerged nursing and midwifery vacancies have broken the 4000 barrier for the first time. ISD statistics have revealed hospitals have more staffing gaps than ever, and considerably more than when the … Continue reading


30 key promises broken by the SNP

3 Sep 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Below is a list of failed SNP pledges from previous programmes for government: Education 1. Failing to close the attainment gap PfG promise: “At its centre is a commitment to introduce an Improvement Framework for schools, to help us drive … Continue reading


SNP’s programme for government failures exposed

2 Sep 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Dozens of failed pledges made in previous SNP programmes for government have been exposed – the day before Nicola Sturgeon sets out her plans for 2019/20. Research by the Scottish Conservatives has revealed 30 botched promises made in statements in … Continue reading