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Growth Commission report pulled apart by These Islands analysis

23 Jul 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

A major new analysis of the SNP’s Growth Commission report has questioned the economic foundations of an independent Scotland. The “These Islands” analysis, authored by economist Kevin Hague, challenges the Growth Commission’s future economic projections calling them unrealistic and based … Continue reading


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Leonard must end silence on anti-Semitism

20 Jul 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Richard Leonard has been urged to end his silence on the anti-Semitism row engulfing Labour this weekend. Last week, the UK party under Jeremy Corbyn refused to accept the International Holocaust’s Memorial Alliance’s guidelines on identifying anti-Jewish abuse, prompting fury … Continue reading


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Number of Scots studying medicine sinks to new low

18 Jul 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of Scots securing a place at university north of the border to study clinical medicine has dropped to its lowest since the SNP came to power. Figures obtained by the Scottish Conservatives have revealed that 2160 Scottish-domiciled students … Continue reading


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Yousaf ‘open-minded’ on Scottish Conservative parole reforms

18 Jul 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The new justice secretary has admitted he will “keep an open mind” on Scottish Conservative proposals to reform the parole system. In a letter, Humza Yousaf conceded the party’s plans – which include allowing victims to attend parole board hearings … Continue reading


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Breaches of home curfews on the rise

17 Jul 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of criminals breaching home detention curfews rose last year, with more than one in five offenders now being recalled to jail. Research by the Scottish Conservatives has revealed, of the 1434 individuals granted the early releases from prison, … Continue reading


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Ruth helps unveil new Google Garage

16 Jul 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has emphasised the importance of digital skills education at the opening of a new facility in Edinburgh. She helped unveil the new Google Digital Garage in the Capital today, saying such resources would help people … Continue reading


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2500 Scottish addresses too unsafe for ambulance staff to enter

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

Ambulance crews are prevented from entering more than 2500 addresses in Scotland amid fears for their safety, new figures have shown. The Scottish Ambulance Service has marked 2557 homes as “red flagged” – where paramedics can only go in to … Continue reading


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SNP downgrading emergency department when it’s ‘never been busier’

11 Jul 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP has been accused of downgrading a key emergency department, despite the A&E ward recording its busiest month in eight years. In May, the Perth Royal Infirmary received 2405 attendances to its casualty ward, as nationalist ministers were preparing … Continue reading