Rennie buries head in sand over unpaid debt

Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie has come under renewed pressure to ensure his party pays back the reported £800,000 it owes to Police Scotland – after claiming in a media interview today that they owed no such debt.

SNP welcome Fatal Accident Inquiry Bill


The SNP has today welcomed a Bill strengthening the Fatal Accident Inquiry Process in Scotland which sets out set out practical measures for a system which is effective, efficient and fair.

Westminster parties chase different shades of cuts

The Scottish National Party today (Friday) challenged the Westminster parties to spell out exactly what and where they would cut in the next parliament.

Survation poll inds support for a strong SNP team



The SNP has welcomed a Survation polll for the Daily Record which finds support for a strong SNP team at Westminster up two points on last month. 

Labour commit to Tory Budget

The Scottish National Party has warned only a strong team of SNP MPs in Westminster will mean a strong voice for Scotland as Labour confirms they would keep Tory cuts.

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Only the SNP can address Scotland's needs

Today we have seen a budget which has failed once again to address the real needs of the people of Scotland.

Since 2009/10 the UK Government has cut Scotland’s budget by a staggering £3.5 billion in real terms. Today’s budget will see another £12 billion of cumulative cuts in real terms coming to Scotland over the next five years.

Outgoing Lib Dem appeals to David Cameron for help

The Liberal Democrats reached a new low today in Prime Minister’s Questions as outgoing MP Malcolm Bruce appealed to David Cameron to help the Liberal Democrats hold on to his seat - which is currently being contested by Alex Salmond. 

Commenting, SNP Westminster Leader Angus Robertson MP said:

Osborne's austerity fails to deliver for Scotland


Commenting on Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s final budget before the general election, Stewart Hosie MP, SNP Depute Leader and Treasury spokesperson said:


‘’This budget fails once again to address the real needs of the people of Scotland – Osborne has blown his last chance.


New figures show NHS staff numbers at record high

The SNP is today welcoming new figures showing that NHS staff numbers in Scotland are continuing to grow and stand at a record high – as Scottish Government investment in the health service continues to pay off.

Figures on public sector employment published today show that NHS staff numbers have increased by 1.5 per cent over the past year – and now stand at 160,500.

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