Hammond confirms more MoD personnel redundancies


Commenting on Defence Secretary Philip Hammond’s latest round of defence redundancies as part of the Tories increasingly damaging cuts to an already massively depleted service community - Angus Robertson MP SNP Westminster Leader and Defence spokesperson said:

MSP welcomes new recycling plant and job creation


The SNP has today welcomed the announcement that a new state-of-the-art glass recycling plant is to open in Newhouse, North Lanarkshire, with the creation of 30 local jobs.

EU expert backs "common sense" position


Ahead of his appearance at the European and External Relations Committee, EU expert Sir David Edward has submitted Written Evidence to the Committee stating that all parties should approach EU negotiations in “good faith” and with the “principles of sincere cooperation, full mutual respect and solidarity.”

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Lobbying Bill in Shambles

The Scottish National Party has described the UK Government Lobbying Bill as a “shambles” as it is debated in the House of Commons.

Sarwar's "dismissive arrogance" condemned

Anas Sarwar has today been criticised for his “dismissive arrogance towards the people of Scotland” following comments on last night’s independence referendum discussion on BBC2 Scotland.

Cowdenbeath: Labour cannot be trusted to deliver

The Scottish National Party has issued an eve of poll rallying cry for people to use their votes on Thursday to secure free school meals for children in primaries one to three, extend childcare provision and keep the Council Tax frozen by voting for Natalie McGarry.

SNP hails record increase in female employment

The SNP has welcomed figures published today which show the largest ever annual increase in female employment, with 62,000 more women being supported into work in 2013.

Social Attitudes Survey welcomed

Welcoming the publication today of the 2013 Scottish Social Attitudes survey - which shows a six point rise in support for independence - Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:
“This survey – carried out before the White Paper was published – shows significant movement in favour of independence.

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Hague all at sea on Common Fisheries Policy

During Foreign Office questions today at Westminster, Foreign Secretary William Hague suggested that what he referred to as the ‘disastrous’ Common  Fisheries Policy (CFP ), was an example of the kind of reform that the UK  Government would aim for before the in-out referendum which eurosceptic Tories want in 2017.