Poll: SNP most trusted with Scottish education

The SNP is the party most trusted to protect Scotland's education system – with far more people trusting the SNP than all the other parties put together, a new poll has found.

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MSP welcomes Scottish Government assurance on TTIP

SNP MSP Christina McKelvie has welcomed today’s assurance from Richard Lochhead that the Scottish Government will seek to ensure that geographically-protected brands in Scotland are not exposed to foreign competition through the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Labour all over the place on council tax freeze

Labour is facing fresh calls for clarity on its position on the council tax today – after the latest bout of infighting from the party saw a Labour MP warn the Labour leader of Fife Council against plans to raise the council tax.

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UK Government claims on the Vow ‘totally bogus’

 

The SNP has criticised the UK Government spending £1.5 million of taxpayers’ money on leaflets claiming the pre-referendum Vow has been delivered.

Commenting, Angus Robertson MP, the SNP’s General Election Campaign Director, said:

PM refuses action which could help save Longannet

Prime Minister David Cameron has refused to take the action requested by the First Minister, in the wake of last week’s news that Longannet power station could soon face premature closure due to the effect of UK Energy Policy – especially transmission charging.  

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Expert warns oil industry inaction absolutely dire

The SNP has today described criticism by an industry expert of Westminster’s delays on action for the oil & gas industry as ‘devastating’ to the UK Government.

SNP investing in 1000 youth job opportunities

The SNP is today welcoming the First Minister’s announcement that more than 1,000 job opportunities for unemployed young people are to be created through a £6.1m Scottish Government investment.

Today’s announcement is part of the Scottish Government’s Community Jobs Scotland programme – which has already helped over 5,500 young people so far.

MSP marks eating disorder awareness week 2015

 

Dennis Robertson MSP will lead a Member’s Debate at the Scottish Parliament today (Tuesday) as part of this year’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

Mr Robertson will also host a Parliamentary reception later on Tuesday evening which will highlight the link between eating disorders and diabetes.

New figures underline SNP action on Bedroom Tax

The SNP’s commitment to fully mitigating the Bedroom Tax has been highlighted by new figures on Discretionary Housing Payments published today – in contrast to Labour under Jim Murphy who seemingly did not even know that people in Scotland do not pay the Bedroom Tax thanks to the SNP’s action in government.