Scottish Labour silent on where cuts axe will fall

Scottish Labour today continue to dodge the question of spending cuts – as the party’s Deputy Leader repeatedly refused to answer where the axe will fall.

Hyslop comments on Mediterranean Sea tragedy

Commenting as hundreds of people are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after a boat carrying up to 700 people capsized, Scotland’s External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop has called for both the EU and the UK to treat the worsening situation as a humanitarian emergency.

Westminster snubs Scotland on key fisheries talks

Scotland has been stopped from having a direct voice at the top table in key EU Fisheries talks tomorrow despite the Smith Commission pledge that Scotland should lead when it has the “predominant policy interest”, and despite the UK Minister for the Marine Environment, George Eustice, being unable to a

One million in UK to be using foodbanks

Commenting on figures from the Trussell Trust which shows the number of people relying on food banks in the UK is expected to pass the one million mark, SNP Depute Leader Stewart Hosie MP said:

“These figures are alarming, and show how desperately we need an alternative to the Westminster cuts consensus.

Sturgeon & Salmond - SNP is party for Scotland

As SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon today joined Alex Salmond on the campaign trail in Gordon, the SNP has highlighted that it is the party for all of Scotland.

Scottish Labour manifesto commits to cuts

After a week of chaos for Labour which saw Jim Murphy at odds on cuts with the leadership south of the border, the Scottish Labour manifesto has confirmed Labour are committed to cuts. 

'Calamity Clegg' blunders again

On the day that Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg is urging tactical voting against the Scottish National Party in the General Election, the SNP revealed that tactical voting campaigners opposed to the SNP are urging people to vote Tory in four seats currently held by the Lib Dems (West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine, Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk, Edinburgh West, and Argyll & Bute) - and al

Hosie - Only SNP offers real alternative to cuts

Speaking at the SCDI conference in Edinburgh today, SNP Depute Leader Stewart Hosie has said that a strong team of SNP MPs will bring an end to the unfair austerity agenda – and push for a modest spending increase that will boost jobs and growth and help businesses