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Explosive report exposes Sturgeon’s secret Scotland

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

The SNP government’s secretive and biased response to legally-binding Freedom of Information requests has been blasted by an official report. The independent analysis by Scotland’s Information Commissioner has revealed submissions from journalists, MSPs and political researchers “are expressly made subject … Continue reading


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Private sector jobs in decline under the SNP

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

Private sector employment has significantly declined compared to the same quarter last year, according to figures released today. Figures contained in ‘Public Sector Employment in Scotland – Statistics for 1st Quarter 2018’ show that Scotland’s private sector employment has declined … Continue reading


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Methadone implicated in record number of drugs deaths

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

More than a third of people who die following a drug overdose are on substance substitutes like methadone at the time, a damning new report has revealed. Analysis of drug-related deaths in 2016 revealed 37 per cent of the 865 … Continue reading


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Make parole changes now to avoid ‘mopping up after injustice’

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

Justice secretary Michael Matheson has been urged to make changes to Scotland’s parole system now, rather than wait for another high-profile case to expose its current failings. The Scottish Conservatives are proposing a series of reforms to bring Scotland into … Continue reading


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Domestic issues merely ‘a warm-up act’ for Sturgeon’s independence speech

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

Nicola Sturgeon has used her keynote conference speech to continue banging the drum for independence. Despite claiming domestic issues like education are her priority, the First Minister told the SNP summit in Aberdeen that the “case for independence is strong, … Continue reading


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New SNP Depute Leader backs Indyref2 in as little as 12 months

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

The new Depute Leader of the SNP has been confirmed as Keith Brown MSP. The Scottish Conservatives have stated this is just another SNP chief who supports IndyRef2. Mr Brown won the contest in a resounding endorsement of his view … Continue reading


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Queensferry Crossing utterly fails to reduce congestion

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

Despite the £1.3bn cost to the taxpayer, the Queensferry Crossing has utterly failed to reduce congestion across the Firth of Forth, according to the Scottish Conservatives. A Freedom of Information response has shown that the average speed on the bridge … Continue reading


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SNP must put bid to empty prisons on hold

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

The SNP government has been urged to put on hold plans to rely more on the tagging of offenders until it can prove the system works. The call comes after the case of killer James Wright, who was able to … Continue reading