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Ruth Davidson MSP

Ruth Davidson writes in The Courier

27 Mar 2015 Posted in All News, Opinions, Top Stories

By Ruth Davidson (The Courier – 27 March 2015) I KNOW it’s unfashionable to say it, but I love general election time. As a fully paid up political geek, there’s the fascination of watching the the ebb and flow of … Continue reading


Ruth Davidson MSP

Sturgeon’s SNP branch office must rein in Salmond’s foreign office

26 Mar 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon has been challenged to “rein in” Alex Salmond after the ex-First Minister made a series of pledges for the UK while key questions in Scotland remain unanswered. At First Minister’s Questions today, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson asked … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

Obsession with wind will cost Scotland half its generating capacity

25 Mar 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP’s continued obsession with wind power will cost Scotland more than half its generating capacity, the Scottish Conservatives have said. Responding to a ministerial statement on the closure of Longannet power station in Fife today, energy spokesman Murdo Fraser … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

SNP’s land reform could cost taxpayer £600m

25 Mar 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government’s controversial land reform plans could cost the taxpayer more than £600 million, experts have warned. Scottish Land and Estates told MSPs in Holyrood today that families whose land was broken up and reallocated against their will would … Continue reading


Alex Fergusson MSP

Farmers need alternatives to SNP’s online CAP applications

25 Mar 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government must develop an alternative way for farmers to register their business under the common agricultural policy, it has been warned. Farmers and their agents have reported problems using the SNP’s new online single application form system. And … Continue reading


Ruth Davidson MSP

Ruth Davidson writes in The London Evening Standard

24 Mar 2015 Posted in All News, Opinions, Top Stories

By Ruth Davidson (The London Evening Standard – 24 March 2015) “For two people whose life mission is to make London the capital of a foreign country, Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon seem to have set up shop here in … Continue reading


Alex Johnstone MSP

Survey: 75% want Scottish Government action on poverty

24 Mar 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

An official report published today has revealed that three-quarters of people think it is the Scottish Government’s job to tackle child poverty. Far from SNP assumptions that deprivation is the fault of the UK Government, the survey shows 75 per … Continue reading


Alex Johnstone MSP

SNP deception on oil predictions deepens

23 Mar 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

As the real price of a barrel of oil is exposed, the Scottish Conservatives have again slammed the SNP for their dishonesty over the issue. The news comes after one of Saudi Arabia’s top officials said that a barrel of … Continue reading