Ruth Davidson "must come clean on cuts"

The Scottish National Party has today called on Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson to outline her party's plans to make £12 billion of cuts to the welfare budget.

The Scottish Tory Leader failed to come clean on her party's plans for cuts during last night's BBC Leaders' Debate. 

Trident 'unusable and indefensible'

Scottish National Party Defence Spokesperson and Campaign Director Angus Robertson pledged that an SNP group of MPs holding the balance of power in the House of Commons after May's General Election would make halting the renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system an "absolute priority" - and said that health and education would be our first call on the billions of pounds of res

Sturgeon underlines commitment to equality

Speaking to families at an after school club in Midlothian today, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has outlined how the SNP’s plans for a modest increase in public spending will help boost opportunities for women by growing the economy.

Sturgeon sets out SNP anti-austerity agenda

Commenting on tonight’s BBC Leaders Debate, SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson said:

Murphy admits Labour plan cuts

Jim Murphy has been forced into a humiliating U-turn tonight after admitting his party’s support for further austerity cuts in the face of a firm rebuke from Labour’s Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls - just 24 hours after Mr Murphy attempted to hide the cuts plans.

FM: SNP MPs to be strong voice for North East

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will today set out how a team of SNP MPs will be a strong voice for Aberdeen and the North East – in contrast to successive Westminster governments which have ‘played fast and loose’ with the area’s vital North Sea industry.

Balls slams Murphy on cuts claims

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has once again confirmed Labour plans for further spending cuts – just hours after Jim Murphy attempted to hide them.

Launch of SNP's 5 point plan for fair work

Today the Deputy First Minister John Swinney set out the SNP’s Five Point Plan for Fair Work, to help make Scotland a fairer, more equal society. A strong team of SNP MPs at Westminster will be champions for fair work and stand up for Scotland.  The SNP’s Five Point Plan for Fair Work is:

  • A National Minimum Wa

Treasury Chief admits : child benefit will be cut


Commenting on claims from Danny Alexander in today’s Independent newspaper that George Osborne will abolish child benefit for over four million families in the next Parliament, SNP Work and Pensions spokesperson Dr Eilidh Whiteford said: