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SNP in “complete disarray” on IndyRef2

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

The SNP is in complete disarray on IndyRef 2 after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today appeared to contradict her deputy Keith Brown. At First Minister’s questions today, Jackson Carlaw, Scottish Conservative interim leader asked the First Minister about the SNP … Continue reading


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Gordon MP attacks SNP’s ‘reckless’ approach on currency

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

Gordon MP Colin Clark has used Prime Minister’s Questions to launch an attack on the SNP’s “reckless” approach to currency in an independent Scotland. The Scottish Conservative MP said that Nationalists had “resurrected” Alex Salmond’s call for a Scottish pound … Continue reading


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Hundreds of criminals waiting months before starting CPO work placements

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

Criminals in Scotland are frequently waiting for months before they start their community payback order (CPO) work placements according to Scottish Government statistics. The figures, which were released after a Scottish Conservative freedom of information request, showed that over 800 … Continue reading


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Scottish Conservatives launch “A New Approach to Scottish Farming”

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

The Scottish Conservatives have today published “A New Approach to Scottish Farming” which sets out the principles of their future farming policy for Scotland. The document forms the basis of the Scottish Conservative debate on future agriculture policy in the … Continue reading


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SNP in danger of missing childcare promise

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

The Scottish Conservatives will today (Wednesday) accuse the SNP of failing to prepare adequately for the delivery of 1,140 hours of funded childcare for eligible children. The party has released figures, collated from Freedom of Information responses from councils, showing … Continue reading


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SNP cuts to nurse and midwifery trainee places comes back to haunt them

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

The Scottish NHS is suffering from an increasing lack of nurses and midwives according to the latest figures released today. Figures from ISD Scotland have highlighted that 2,396 WTE nursing and midwifery posts were vacant in the Scottish NHS as … Continue reading


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MP calls for Scottish councils to be able to bid directly for UK towns fund

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

A north-east MP has said local councils in Scotland should be able to bid directly for UK Government spending from the Stronger Towns Fund. Prime Minister Theresa May announced this week that £1.6billion was being made available for towns across … Continue reading


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Almost half of jobseekers not accessing Fair Start Scotland

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

Almost half of referred jobseekers are not accessing Fair Start Scotland, a back to work scheme launched by the SNP, according to the latest statistics released by the Scottish Government. This means that the SNP could miss their own target … Continue reading