Benefit sanctions rocket at hands of Westminster

New figures obtained by the SNP have found a staggering increase in the number of people being hit by benefit sanctions at the hands of Westminster welfare reforms, further highlighting the need for a Yes vote and the full powers over welfare it would bring.

Fresh blunder for No camp after Juncker gaffe

The SNP has today branded the anti-independence campaign as “embarrassing” as Shadow Scottish Secretary Margaret Curran prepares to pass off evidence on US-Canadian trade that predates the establishment of the North American Free Trade Agreement as relevant to the referendum debate in Scotland.

BA reveal APD to blame for axing Aberdeen route

The revelation that APD charges are behind the decision by BA to cut the Aberdeen to London City route has been described as “the final wakeup call” for North East politicians.

Sturgeon: No camp must withdraw bogus claims on EU

Please find below the text of letter being sent from Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to Alistair Darling.

More women in UK Cabinet no compensation for cuts

Following David Cameron's attempts to bring more women into the UK Cabinet, the SNP is today highlighting the fact that women bear the brunt of UK Government welfare cuts.

SNP welcome record employment and growth figures


A new record high employment level and GDP growth in Scotland is an endorsement of Scottish Government strategy and continued success can only be safeguarded with a Yes vote, Stewart Hosie MP said today.

GDP in Scotland is now above pre-recession levels, while the rest of the UK remains below the level of growth before the financial crisis.

No camp caught twisting what Juncker said

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called on the No campaign to withdraw their false claims that the newly-elected president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said that Scotland could not be a member state of the European Union for five years.

Lochhead comments on new Environment Secretary

Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment, Richard Lochhead, has congratulated the new UK Environment Secretary, Elizabeth Truss, on her appointment and called on her to act immediately to return the €223 million convergence uplift that rightly belongs to Scotland’s farmers because it was only allocated to the UK because of Scotland’s low payments.

New Treasury Minister wants to slash Scots budget

The Scottish National party today said that the price of a No vote in September would be massive cuts to Scotland's budget, as it emerged that the new Treasury Secretary is in favour of swingeing cuts to the Scottish budget.

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