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Pilot scheme for Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme “a positive step in the right direction”

6 Sep 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Angus MP Kirstene Hair has welcomed an announcement of a pilot scheme to allow fruit and vegetable farmers to hire workers from outwith the EU. Home Secretary Sajid Javid said the scheme will provide 2,500 Seasonal Migrant Worker Visas to … Continue reading


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Michelle’s law to be debated in the Scottish Parliament

6 Sep 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives will lead a debate on Michelle’s law, the campaign to strengthen victim’s rights, in Holyrood tomorrow (Thursday). The motion in the name of Liam Kerr, Scottish Conservative shadow justice secretary, outlines a series of measures that would … Continue reading


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Tax shock for SNP as high earners bring in £550m less than thought

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

The SNP government has been urged to rethink its high-tax agenda – after new figures revealed receipts from high earners last year were £550 million lower than thought. A new Scottish Fiscal Commission report has stated that the 2016/17 income … Continue reading


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‘Cowardly’ Leonard must explain failure to stand up for Jewish community

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

Richard Leonard must explain his “cowardly” behaviour after he refused to back a bid aimed at eradicating anti-semitism from his party. Labour’s National Executive Committee finally agreed yesterday to adopt the definition of anti-semitism as set out by the International … Continue reading


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‘Hangover’ Programme for Government from a First Minister ‘running out of time’

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

Nicola Sturgeon’s Programme for Government has been described as a “hangover” from an SNP government which is “running out of time” to deliver meaningful legislation. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson blasted today’s series of announcements as “not so much a … Continue reading


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Victims an afterthought in the SNP Programme for Government

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

The Scottish Conservatives have attacked the new measures for victims announced in the SNP’s Programme for Government today as falling far short of the specific measures demanded by victims and their families. The Scottish Conservatives have previously called for specific … Continue reading


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Finn’s law to be introduced in Scotland

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

Finn’s Law will be introduced in Scotland by the end of this Parliament, the SNP has confirmed in the Programme for Government today. The Scottish Conservatives have been campaigning with PC Dave Wardell to introduce a new criminal offence of … Continue reading


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Only half of Scots satisfied with local public services

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

Public satisfaction with Scotland’s three main public services; local health services, local schools and public transport is at an all-time low according to the latest figures released today. The findings, from Scotland’s People Annual Report 2017, show that the percentage … Continue reading