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Discontinued cases reopened due to victims’ requests

5 Jul 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

18 criminal cases due to be discontinued in 2017/18 have been reopened as a result of victims’ requests for review, according to figures from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS). While this represents a significant reversal in these … Continue reading


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Scottish Conservatives thank dedicated staff on 70th anniversary of the NHS

5 Jul 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

On the 70th anniversary of the NHS the Scottish Conservatives have thanked all of its hard working staff and repeated their commitment to a Scottish NHS that cares for everyone “from the cradle to the grave.” Scottish Conservative shadow health … Continue reading


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Top SNP councillor and government minister at war on tourist tax

4 Jul 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP leader of Scotland’s capital city has been slapped down by his nationalist colleague and tourism secretary Fiona Hyslop over a proposed new tax. Taking time out from a trip to Japan, Ms Hyslop blasted Cllr Adam McVey for … Continue reading


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Scottish Conservatives call for review of ambulance provision

1 Jul 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Conservatives have called on new Health Secretary Jeane Freeman to undertake a review into ambulance provision across Scotland. The call comes following concerns expressed over emergency 999 incidents being responded to by minibus Patient Transport Services and warnings that … Continue reading


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Ruth calls for root and branch review of sentencing and release

28 Jun 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Ruth Davidson has today repeated her call for a root and branch review of sentencing and release in Scotland, after she raised the case of Michelle Stewart during First Minister’s Questions today. Michelle, 17, was murdered in cold blood in … Continue reading


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SNP end of term report: delayed, dithering, distracted

28 Jun 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have highlighted 16 examples of dither and delay from the SNP Government over the last parliamentary year – saying it proves Nicola Sturgeon’s government has “taken its eye off the ball”. It comes after Education Secretary John … Continue reading


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New justice secretary must review and rethink BTP merger

27 Jun 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have today asked the new Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf, to review and reconsider the planned British Transport Police (BTP) merger. Scottish Conservative shadow justice secretary Liam Kerr will say that now is the ideal time to cast … Continue reading


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SNP’s basic income scheme trebles in cost

27 Jun 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The cost to Scottish taxpayers of the SNP’s controversial basic income experiment has trebled, it has emerged. The SNP government initially said it would set aside £250,000 for pilot schemes looking into the feasibility of giving every resident a set … Continue reading