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Margaret Mitchell MSP

Transparency key in any new stop and search measures

31 Mar 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Police stop and searches should be subjected to a code of practice, a watchdog has said today. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) added that targets for the controversial practice should be stopped in a wideranging report on the … Continue reading


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SNP’s stamp duty tax hike would have hit Scots for extra £30m

31 Mar 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP’s stamp duty replacement would have hit Scottish homebuyers for £30 million more than the UK system last year, new figures have revealed. Research has revealed that, had the Scottish Government’s Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) been in … Continue reading


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Scottish Conservatives launch General Election campaign

30 Mar 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Speeches, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have launched their General Election campaign at an event in Edinburgh today. MSPs, candidates and activists attended the event at Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh.   Below is the speech made by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson … Continue reading


Ruth Davidson MSP

Sturgeon’s SNP branch office must rein in Salmond’s foreign office

26 Mar 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon has been challenged to “rein in” Alex Salmond after the ex-First Minister made a series of pledges for the UK while key questions in Scotland remain unanswered. At First Minister’s Questions today, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson asked … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

Obsession with wind will cost Scotland half its generating capacity

25 Mar 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP’s continued obsession with wind power will cost Scotland more than half its generating capacity, the Scottish Conservatives have said. Responding to a ministerial statement on the closure of Longannet power station in Fife today, energy spokesman Murdo Fraser … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

SNP’s land reform could cost taxpayer £600m

25 Mar 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government’s controversial land reform plans could cost the taxpayer more than £600 million, experts have warned. Scottish Land and Estates told MSPs in Holyrood today that families whose land was broken up and reallocated against their will would … Continue reading


Alex Fergusson MSP

Farmers need alternatives to SNP’s online CAP applications

25 Mar 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government must develop an alternative way for farmers to register their business under the common agricultural policy, it has been warned. Farmers and their agents have reported problems using the SNP’s new online single application form system. And … Continue reading


Alex Johnstone MSP

Survey: 75% want Scottish Government action on poverty

24 Mar 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

An official report published today has revealed that three-quarters of people think it is the Scottish Government’s job to tackle child poverty. Far from SNP assumptions that deprivation is the fault of the UK Government, the survey shows 75 per … Continue reading