SNP welcome Marconi / Vorlich oil field discovery


The SNP has today welcomed an oil field discovery in the North Sea which could produce up to 5350 barrels of oil per day and be worth around £157m each year at current prices.

DWP cut degenerative condition sufferers benefit

The SNP has today highlighted the need for the Scottish Parliament to have full control over welfare after reports that degenerative condition sufferers are having their benefits slashed because the UK Government deems they will recover enough to look for work.

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MSP welcomes Lib Dem support for revenge porn ban


The fight to ban online publication of intimate images without the consent of those depicted has been on the Scottish Government’s agenda for more than two years.

Scotland rejects Euro-hostile Westminster agenda

New analysis reported today showing that the vast majority of constituencies in Scotland back staying in the EU whilst the majority in England back an exit shows that Scotland rejects the Euro-hostile consensus building at Westminster – and needs its own voice in Europe.

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Full fiscal autonomy on the table

David Cameron has today confirmed that full fiscal autonomy is an option for Scotland, as discussions get underway at the Smith Commission.

The Smith Commission has been tasked with delivering more powers to the Scottish Parliament following the Vow made by the three Westminster leaders in the event of a No vote.

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Youth unemployment at lowest level in six years

The SNP has welcomed new figures showing youth unemployment has fallen by 29,000 – and stands at its lowest level in six years, falling faster than the UK rate.

Peerages "embarrassment on international scale"

The Scottish National Party has described the House of Lords as an embarrassment on an international scale, as the unelected chamber is today voting to replace the late 7th Baron Methuen with another hereditary peer. 

Four new unelected peers have also been appointed to the House of Lords today.

Tory EU referendum claim branded hypocrisy

Claims by UK Government Business Minister Matthew Hancock that a referendum on EU membership would not create uncertainty for business are another case of the Westminster parties saying one thing during Scotland's referendum, and the opposite now that it has passed.

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Poll shows high distrust of Westminster leaders

The Westminster establishment’s attempt to carve-up the TV debates ahead of next year’s election are looking increasingly out of touch, the SNP has said today – after a new poll highlighted the ‘staggering’ levels of distrust of the Westminster party leaders in Scotland.

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