As figures make clear the number of older people across Scotland receiving Free Personal Care, Johann Lamont has been challenged to reveal which of them she believes should lose the right to this support.
The Lib Dems' credibility is languishing at an all-time low as a result of their policies and commitment to backing up the Tories in Westminster, not the various personal scandals surrounding the party, a SNP MSP has said today (Saturday).
Statistics from the Scottish Funding Council showing that more 16-24 year olds than ever are in full-time college courses has been hailed as a positive reflection of the Scottish Government’s efforts to tackle youth unemployment.
The Office for Budget Responsibility has made clear that the UK’s
austerity policies are harming economic growth in a humiliating rebuke
to Prime Minister David Cameron. Director Robert Chote has written to
Downing Street to make it clear the OBR does think the UK Government’s
policies are harming economic growth after the PM tried to claim they
On International Women’s Day, MP Eilidh Whiteford has called on women in Scotland to play a central role in achieving independence as new figures show women in the UK have lower job security, greater pay inequality and are less likely to be in work compared to women in other OECD countries.
President O’Neill, ladies and gentlemen, councillors and delegates.
Thank you for the opportunity to address your conference this morning, and set out some of the reasons why I believe the interests of local government - and everyone who depends on its vital services - are best served by a Yes vote for an independent Scotland in next year’s referendum.
Addressing the conference of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla) in St Andrews today (Friday) – during a session on the referendum debate – Scottish National Party Depute Leader and Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out two key themes supporting a Yes vote.