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SNP ‘putting nationalism before farming’ by snubbing UK-wide approach

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

The SNP has been accused of “putting nationalism before farming” with its refusal to join all other parts of the UK in a post-Brexit agricultural plan. The UK Government has revealed that while Wales and Northern Ireland are on board … Continue reading


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Sturgeon rules out tax help for middle-income Scots

1 Nov 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon has refused to help middle-income Scots in the upcoming budget, even though millions elsewhere in the UK will receive a tax break. At First Minister’s Questions today, she was challenged to set out what she would do to … Continue reading


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Senior Nationalists admits there is no power grab

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

Pete Wishart MP has today conceded that there is no power grab from the Scottish Parliament in an extraordinary exchange in the Scottish Affairs Committee. Wishart, who is Chair of the Scottish Affairs Committee was talking to George Eustice MP, … Continue reading


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Bill passes first stage to secure the banking network in rural communities

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

Banks that have been helped by the tax payer after the financial crash and are the last remining bank in rural communities should have a legal responsibility to ensure access to banking provisions are in place, Scottish Conservative MP Luke … Continue reading


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Providers blast SNP childcare expansion plans

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

Providers have blasted SNP plans to expand free childcare, warning businesses could be forced to close and parents will have less choice as a result. A consultation into the increasing of funded childcare entitlement was published today, exposing concerns from … Continue reading


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Barnett cash a chance to solve pothole crisis now

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

The Scottish Conservatives are urging the SNP to spend the extra roads cash they will receive from the UK Budget, this financial year, purely on fixing potholes. The Barnett consequentials from the recent UK Budget include £41m for local roads … Continue reading


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Agent of Change amendment a ‘victory’ for music industry

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

Music venues which have new developments built nearby will no longer have to foot the bill for expensive noise-proofing, after long term campaigning by the Scottish Conservatives. Glasgow MSP Adam Tomkins has secured an amendment in the new Planning Bill … Continue reading


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Over 70,000 ferry delays and cancellations since 2007

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

Since October 2007 over 70,000 Scottish ferries have been delayed or cancelled on 29 routes operated by CalMac, according to figures obtained by the Scottish Conservatives. A Freedom of Information response has shown that sailings on these routes were delayed … Continue reading