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Scotland’s NHS short of thousands of nurses and midwives

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

Vacancy levels in nursing and midwifery have hit a record high, leaving Scotland’s NHS short of thousands of key workers. Figures released today by ISD Scotland revealed there are 3311 empty posts for nurses and midwives, almost six times the … Continue reading


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Sturgeon gets Brexit excuses in early with Programme for Government speech

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

Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of “getting her excuses in early” by saying her Programme for Government could be jeopardised by Brexit. The First Minister will say tomorrow that the UK’s departure from the European Union “puts all of our … Continue reading


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Leonard’s ‘biggest chance yet’ to stand up to anti-semitism

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

Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard has been urged to take his “biggest chance yet” to make a clear stand against anti-semitism in his party at a crunch meeting tomorrow. Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) will vote on whether or not … Continue reading


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Law to protect police dogs must be included in programme for government

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

The Scottish Conservatives are urging the Scottish Government to include ‘Finn’s Law’, a new offence of harming or killing a service animal, in their Programme for Government due to be published this week. Liam Kerr, Scottish Conservative shadow justice secretary … Continue reading


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Ruth: ‘We’ll work with SNP to boost Scottish schools’

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

The Scottish Conservatives have offered to work together with the SNP Government to reboot plans for Scottish education, party leader Ruth Davidson has said today. It comes after Education Secretary John Swinney dumped his flagship legislation to boost Scottish schools … Continue reading


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Voters deserve better than infighting and Independence

31 Aug 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Following the latest reports of infighting within the SNP following the Alex Salmond crowdfunding appeal, the Scottish Conservatives are calling for the Scottish Government to focus on governing the country. Jackson Carlaw, Scottish Conservative deputy leader said: “The failure of … Continue reading


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Swinney must clarify parental rights on P1 test withdrawal

29 Aug 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives are calling for a parliamentary statement from the Cabinet Secretary for Education, John Swinney, to clarify the legal position on the withdrawal of children from P1 testing. Local authorities, schools and parents were informed in a letter … Continue reading


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‘Anti-football’ SNP must revisit fan-zone decision

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

The SNP must abandon its hypocritical stance on a fanzone at one of Scotland’s biggest stadiums, or earn a reputation as being an “anti-football” administration, the Scottish Conservatives have said. It was reported earlier this week that senior nationalist figures … Continue reading