Saltire e-update TEST for May 2015

"SNP providing real opposition to the Tories"

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Scottish Government dairy farmers support welcomed

SNP MSP for Argyll and Bute Michael Russell has welcomed today’s Scottish Government announcement of additional support for local dairy farmers in light of recent exceptional circumstances.

Number 10 must come clean on Carmichael


The SNP has today called for 10 Downing Street to clarify exactly who knew what regarding Alistair Carmichael’s leaked memo, following reports that it refused to say whether or not David Cameron was aware of the Scotland Office plan to leak a memo with the aim of smearing Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

SNP welcome record inward investment year

The SNP has today welcomed figures reinforcing Scotland's position as the UK’s most successful inward investment area outside London.

SNP MPs wear the little white rose of Scotland

The Scottish National Party’s 56 MPs will today wear the white rose made famous by Scots poet Hugh MacDiarmid in “The Little White Rose of Scotland”, as SNP MPs and MSPs do at all Westminster and Holyrood parliament openings.

Queen's Speech - SNP the real opposition to Tories

Speaking in advance of the UK Government's Queen's Speech, Scottish National Party Westminster Group leader Angus Robertson MP said that the SNP offered a sustained and effective opposition to the Tory government - compared to a leaderless Labour Party which is debating moving further onto Tory policy ground.

Mr Robertson said:

SNP, Plaid & Greens continue progressive alliance

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas have today confirmed that the three parties will work together as a progressive alliance in Westminster. 

SNP welcome Labour u-turn on 16/17 year olds

The SNP are calling on Labour to re-think their shared opposition with the Tories to allowing EU nationals resident in the UK to vote in the referendum on EU membership.

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Business pledge to promote Living Wage + fair work

The Scottish Government’s latest action to work in partnership with business to promote fair work and economic growth has been welcomed today – as the First Minister made clear her commitment to a “distinctive Scottish approach to growth” with fairness and equality at its heart.