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Margaret Mitchell MSP

Time to bring back local policing

28 Aug 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives are today calling for a root and branch review of Police Scotland’s failed centralised structure in the wake of Sir Stephen House’s resignation. Currently, a single police force has led to the loss of community policing, closures of local … Continue reading


Statement on Sir Stephen House’s resignation

27 Aug 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Please see our line on the news that Police Scotland’s Sir Stephen House is resigning. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said: “With this resignation, Sir Stephen is clearly bowing to the inevitable. “His leadership has been a source of controversy … Continue reading


Ruth Davidson MSP

Ruth Davidson speech to Adam Smith Institute

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

Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you this evening. It seems to me that there is a rather long and – if I might say – inglorious tradition of Scottish politicians hanging speeches … Continue reading


John Lamont MSP

Bid to register 343k pieces of land has only processed 9 applications

20 Aug 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

A Scottish Government scheme to formally register 343,000 pieces of publicly owned land by 2019 is “laughably” behind schedule – after it emerged only nine applications have been processed. Ministers demanded all public land was registered, with the scheme starting … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

SNP’s hypocrisy on Longannet closure ‘shameless’

19 Aug 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scotland’s energy minister has been criticised for his “hypocrisy” over why the Longannet power station in Fife is set to close. Speaking on BBC Good Morning Scotland today, Fergus Ewing – despite claiming he didn’t want to apportion blame – … Continue reading


Liz Smith MSP

Sturgeon challenged on science subjects after drop in those taking exams

19 Aug 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The First Minister has been challenged to explain what action she is taking on subjects critical to the future of Scotland’s economy – after figures revealed a fall in children studying them. It has emerged that there was a four … Continue reading


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Jeremy Corbyn preparing to run up the white flag on our Union

18 Aug 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Labour leader hopeful Jeremy Corbyn was interviewed in the Herald this morning. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said: “These comments show clearly that a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour party is preparing to run up the white flag on our Union. “They are … Continue reading


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Report shows Scotland by far the worst in UK at getting poorest pupils to university

18 Aug 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scotland lags significantly behind the rest of the UK when it comes to sending youngsters from the poorest backgrounds to university, new figures have revealed. Fresh data provided by UCAS has shown that just 9.7 per cent of those from … Continue reading