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Only a quarter of drink spiking crimes are detected

6 Dec 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Only a quarter of reported crimes of drink spiking for sexual purposes are being detected, according to the latest figures obtained by the Scottish Conservatives. The Freedom of Information response shows that 21 crimes of drugging and administering a substance … Continue reading


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Sturgeon must resist ‘needless’ tax increases

6 Dec 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to resist hiking up taxes even further on workers and businesses ahead of next week’s Holyrood budget. At First Minister’s Questions today, Scottish Conservative interim leader Jackson Carlaw said more than enough money had arrived … Continue reading


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Scottish Conservatives to oppose ‘grievance’ Brexit motion

5 Dec 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives will oppose the joint SNP, Labour, Green and Liberal Democrat motion in tomorrow’s Holyrood Brexit debate. Speaking ahead of the event, the party’s constitution spokesman Adam Tomkins said the SNP and Greens were using the debate purely … Continue reading


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GP crisis set to worsen as doctors in training hit 5-year low

4 Dec 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of doctors in training in Scotland has sunk to a five-year low, sparking fears the country’s GP crisis is set to worsen. Figures published today have revealed there were 6009 doctors in training as of September 2018, a … Continue reading


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Scotch Whisky Association backs Brexit deal

4 Dec 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scotch Whisky Association, one of the country’s most influential industry bodies, has thrown its weight behind Theresa May’s Brexit deal. The organisation said the text “stands up well against the Scotch Whisky industry’s Brexit priorities” and warned against the … Continue reading


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Save Our High Streets

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

The Scottish Conservatives are calling on the SNP to save Scotland’s high streets. On Small Business Saturday, the Scottish Conservatives are joining the chorus of businesses demanding action from the SNP to revitalise Scotland’s high streets and introduce a series … Continue reading


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Leonard must call out Thornberry

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

Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard has been challenged to oppose plans for a Labour-SNP pact as set out by shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry yesterday. On ITV yesterday evening, Mrs Thornberry talked up the potential of Labour forming a minority … Continue reading


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Scottish Conservatives launch circular economy Food Producers Fund

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

The Scottish Conservatives will redirect unspent money from the existing Circular Economy Investment Fund to support food producers and rural communities. The new Food Producers Fund would drive down costs for rural businesses whilst increasing recycling, energy recovery and maximising … Continue reading