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.

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.

Cowdenbeath: Cuts to Fife social care 'sickening'

The revelation that the hours of home care being provided to older people in Fife has fallen by 17% since the start of a review last year has been branded ‘sickening’ by SNP candidate for Cowdenbeath Constituency Natalie McGarry.

Cowdenbeath: SNP delivering for Fife town centres

SNP Candidate Natalie McGarry was today joined by Minister for Local Government Derek Mackay to highlight the investment in regenerating Lochgelly that the SNP is delivering.

It was announced in November last year that plans to regenerate Lochgelly Town House and St Andrews Church were successful in securing £550,000 of funding from the Regeneration Capital Grants Fund.

Bedroom Tax leads to emergency payments increase

 

Figures released today show an alarming fourfold increase in emergency housing help as a result of Westminster’s unfair welfare cuts that continue to hit the least well off the hardest.

£15,365,860 of emergency help was claimed by 45,722 households from April to November last year.

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Scotland must "grab its slice of the pie"

 

Top chef Albert Roux – the menu mastermind at the hotel bought by Wimbledon champion Andy Murray - has described the Westminster government as "lamentable" in promoting Scottish produce and said that Scotland has never been better served than by the present SNP Scottish Government.

Cowdenbeath: Efforts to boost health of kids vital

SNP Candidate Natalie McGarry was today joined outside St John’s Primary School in Rosyth - the primary school Natalie attended growing up – by Minister for Sports and the Commonwealth Games Shona Robison to highlight what the SNP is doing to improve the health of kids in Fife.

Scotland: A positive international partner

 

Thank you very much for the opportunity to address the Institute for International and European Affairs on the subject of “Independent Scotland: A positive, proactive international partner”.

2014 is a historic and exciting year for Scotland and the international community is watching.

Westminster coastguard cuts put lives at risk

The SNP has expressed concern at new figures obtained by Coastguard SOS, which show critical levels of understaffing of the coastguard service on the West Coast of Scotland.

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Wealth sucking 'dark star' highlights need for Yes

 

The SNP is today highlighting a report in the Financial Times that warns of the growing geographical disparity in wealth across the countries and regions of the UK.

Professor Tony Travers of London School of Economics said: