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Ruth Davidson MSP

Holyrood will be one of most powerful devolved parliaments in world

27 Nov 2014 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

New powers will make Holyrood one of the most powerful devolved parliaments in the world. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson criticised the First Minister for failing to acknowledge the significance of the recommendations announced in the Smith Commission today. She … Continue reading


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Smith Commission: A Scottish Conservative plan for Scotland

27 Nov 2014 Posted in All News, Featured, Latest Releases

The Scottish Conservatives have enthusiastically endorsed the Smith Commission’s radical new blueprint for a truly powerful and responsible Scottish Parliament. In a major victory for the party, every one of its recommendations on tax has been accepted by the SNP, … Continue reading


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‘Big brother’ land reform part of SNP’s legislative programme

26 Nov 2014 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP wants to create powers which could hand government power to force landowners to sell up, Nicola Sturgeon has announced as part of her new legislative programme. The Scottish Government also reaffirmed its commitment to writing off poll tax … Continue reading


Jackson Carlaw MSP

Figures show SNP drive to reduce A&E attendance has failed

25 Nov 2014 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Figures showing casualty departments have just endured their busiest ever September prove action to reduce attendance at A&E is not working, the Scottish Conservatives have said. ISD Scotland said today that the 142,622 who showed up at A&E in September … Continue reading


Margaret Mitchell MSP

Number of sexual crimes at highest for more than 40 years

25 Nov 2014 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of recorded sexual crimes in Scotland is now at the highest level for more than 40 years, the latest justice statistics have revealed. The first set of annual figures published by the Scottish Government since the creation of … Continue reading


Jackson Carlaw MSP

Inaction on bed-blocking sees record number of patients delayed

25 Nov 2014 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Figures on delayed discharge in Scotland have reached another record high, despite SNP pledges to take action on the issue. Statistics released today have revealed a total of 1,046 people were stuck in hospital between July and September – despite … Continue reading


Jackson Carlaw MSP

Vale of Leven failings revealed

24 Nov 2014 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

An extensively damning report into a C.diff outbreak which played a part in the death of 34 patients has been published. The Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry report blamed deficiencies in medical and nursing care and failings in the inspection … Continue reading


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Sturgeon needs to end automatic release for all prisoners

20 Nov 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

The First Minister has been urged to scrap automatic early release for all offenders after it emerged the SNP’s plans will affect less than one per cent of those convicted. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson challenged Nicola Sturgeon on why … Continue reading