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Douglas Ross

CPOs could fall into disrepute, Matheson warned in letter

25 Sep 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP’s community payback orders could “fall into disrepute” if they continue to be used as punishment for serious crimes like rape and child sexual assault. In a letter to justice secretary Michael Matheson, the Scottish Conservatives have urged him … Continue reading


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Corbyn election leaves Labour ‘hopelessly divided’

24 Sep 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Commenting on Jeremy Corbyn’s re-election as Labour leader, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said: “I congratulate Jeremy Corbyn on his re-election as leader of the Labour party. However, this is a result which will be greeted with utter dismay by thousands of … Continue reading


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Demand for urgent review after rapists handed community punishments

22 Sep 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government must urgently review Community Payback Order sentencing, after it emerged rapists and child sex offenders are among those spared jail under the policy. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson urged the SNP to rethink the controversial approach, which … Continue reading


Ruth and Donald

Time to act on the most serious NHS crisis in years

21 Sep 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government is “sleepwalking” through the most serious NHS crisis to hit in years, the Scottish Conservatives will say in a debate today. Shadow health secretary Donald Cameron will use Scottish Conservative party business to lambast the SNP’s record … Continue reading


Jackson Carlaw MSP

Indyref uncertainty at the top of the SNP ‘leaving Scotland in the lurch’

21 Sep 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Mixed messages on a repeat independence referendum from the top of the SNP “risk leaving Scotland in the lurch”, the Scottish Conservatives have said. In an article in today’s Herald, former SNP justice secretary Kenny MacAskill said Nicola Sturgeon was … Continue reading


Brian Whittle

Report exposes SNP’s failures on health and wellbeing

20 Sep 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

A report has exposed the SNP’s “abject failure” to improve the health of Scots, despite being in sole charge of the brief for nearly a decade. Since the nationalists came to power, there has been no change in diet, exercise … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

SNP must explain how it will make Brexit work

19 Sep 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP must start outlining to the people of Scotland how it’s going to make Brexit a success, rather than “complaining from the sidelines” about the result. As part of a Holyrood debate tomorrow, the Scottish Conservatives will say – … Continue reading


Oliver Mundell

Concern over fresh round of police station closures

16 Sep 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Concern is growing over the prospect of more police station front counter closures after bosses admitted the force’s estate was under review. It has already emerged that Dumfries and Galloway is set to lose more police stations after the force … Continue reading