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The £250m cost of SNP’s botched IT projects

28 Jun 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP’s failure to properly implement public sector IT contracts has cost the taxpayer more than £250 million in recent years, new analysis has revealed. Botched contracts across the police, health service and other quangos has led to the public … Continue reading


Sturgeon stands by plan to let tagged criminals off the hook

27 Jun 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon has defended her own government’s decision not to impose additional punishment on criminals who remove their electronic tags. Despite pleas from victim support groups, the SNP this week rejected a Scottish Conservative plan to make tampering with a … Continue reading


Thousands could avoid jail under SNP’s soft touch justice

26 Jun 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Thousands of criminals could avoid jail if the SNP’s presumption against sentences of up to 12 months is passed by the Scottish Parliament today. It’s expected that only the Scottish Conservatives will vote against the statutory instrument in the Scottish … Continue reading


Citizens’ Assembly plans ‘nothing but a talking shop for independence’

26 Jun 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP’s plans for a Citizens’ Assembly are “nothing but a talking shop for independence”, the Scottish Conservatives have said. Constitutional relations secretary Mike Russell today told MSPs of his proposal to set up the body as part of “Scotland’s … Continue reading


SNP must take responsibility for Scotland’s homeless crisis

26 Jun 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP must take responsibility for a rise in homelessness after more than 12 years in charge of housing, the Scottish Conservatives have said. Figures published today showed a three per cent increase in people applying for temporary accommodation to … Continue reading


Suicides in Scotland rise by 15%

26 Jun 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scotland’s suicide rate has increased by 15 per cent in the last 12 months, with more than two people a day now taking their own lives. Figures published today confirmed there were 784 recorded suicides in Scotland, the highest since … Continue reading


SNP’s offenders bill a ‘ruse to empty jails’

25 Jun 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP’s bill to increase the tagging and monitoring of offenders has been branded a “ruse to empty jails” by the Scottish Conservatives. The Scottish Government’s Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill is expected to be voted through by the nationalists, … Continue reading


‘No hard facts’ to back Swinney’s Education Bill u-turn

25 Jun 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Education secretary John Swinney has been criticised for ditching his education reforms – despite having “no hard facts” for doing so. A year after shelving the controversial Education (Scotland) Bill, Mr Swinney confirmed today the legislation would be dropped for … Continue reading