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Matheson’s police cover-up evidence of ‘SNP’s secret Scotland’

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

The row over Scotland’s justice secretary intervening to stop the country’s top policeman returning to work is evidence of the SNP’s “secret Scotland”, Ruth Davidson has said. Michael Matheson is under pressure over a meeting he held with the Scottish … Continue reading


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SNP’s economic incompetence will cost Scotland £16.5 billion

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

Figures published today show that Scottish economic growth is only half that of the UK economy. Scottish GDP grew by just 0.2 per cent compared to 0.4 per cent across the UK between July and September 2017. Analysis has also showed that failure to match … Continue reading


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Revealed: The 25% of Scotland’s stations where trains are more likely to be late than on time

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

The monthly ScotRail Performance Update has shown that in 19 terminal stations across Scotland, the trains are more likely to be late than on time. This means that 25% of the 77 terminal stations on the ScotRail network trains are … Continue reading


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Justice secretary facing more questions on Scottish Police Authority intervention

15 Jan 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Emails released by a Scottish Parliamentary Committee have raised further questions over the intervention of the justice secretary in the management of the Scottish Police Authority. Michael Matheson stated to the Scottish Parliament that he intervened in the reinstatement of … Continue reading


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Scaremongering SNP should focus on making Brexit work

15 Jan 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP government has been told to focus on making a success of Brexit, instead of willing it to fail and using it to agitate for independence. The nationalists released a paper today claiming a so-called hard Brexit would cost … Continue reading


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Another day in court for SNP as fracking challenge launched

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

The SNP faces another court battle over one of its policies, after energy firm Ineos launched legal action against the ban on fracking. The company, which owns the Grangemouth refinery, today lodged a petition for judicial review into the recent … Continue reading


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Another new low for A&E waiting times performance

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

Waiting times performance in Scotland’s casualty departments sank to a new low between Christmas and New Year, latest figures have revealed. The 21.6 per cent forced to wait beyond the target four hours is significantly worse than the previous poorest … Continue reading


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Curriculum for Excellence needs to be ‘reset’

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

The Scottish Conservatives are today calling for a ‘reset’ of the SNP’s Curriculum for Excellence programme. In a paper published today, the party makes five key recommendations to improve the delivery of CfE – following growing criticism of the SNP’s education … Continue reading