Childcare transformation will benefit 240,000 kids

Following the publication of figures showing that in the past year alone the number of children in poverty grew by 30,000, the SNP is today highlighting the need to vote Yes for a better future.

Former MSP and senior citizens rep backs Yes

The SNP has today welcomed former Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party MSP John Swinburne’s decision to back a Yes vote as the best way to ensure a fair deal for Scotland’s older people.

Westminster pushes one million people into poverty

Newly published figures showing that Westminster’s poor decisions have increased the number of people in Scotland living in poverty to one million has underlined that the referendum is a choice between taking action to reduce poverty in Scotland or sticking with a Westminster Government that is happy to waste billions on replacing Trident.

Yes will give powers for a sustainable economy

The SNP is this evening welcoming an expert report which finds that the full powers of independence would allow the Scottish Government to strengthen and grow the economy.

Mismanagement of welfare shows need for Yes vote

As Westminster debates the performance of the Department of Work and Pensions, the SNP has made clear that Westminster’s continued failure on welfare shows why Scotland needs to be able to make our own decisions.

Westminster is real threat to Scotland in EU


Prime Minister David Cameron has been obliged to make a statement to the House of Commons this afternoon on his handling of the nomination of Jean Claude Juncker as the new President of the European Commission.

Pete Wishart SNP MP, commented:   

No vote offers nothing but austerity

Amid increasing warnings that public services south of the border are on the brink of collapse, the SNP has warned that further years of austerity is all that is on offer from the anti-independence parties.

Tornado report - distressing and damning for MoD

Commenting on the long awaited publication of the Military Aviation Authority’s (MAA) report into the fatal collision in July 2012 involving RAF Tornadoes over the Moray Firth, Angus Robertson MP – SNP Westminster leader and defence spokesperson whose constituency includes RAF Lossiemouth - said:


Report shows Westminster failing on cost of living

The publication of a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation showing that the cost of living has increased by 28% since 2008 while average earnings have increased by just 9% underlines the need for Scotland to make its own choices.

Scots "no longer trust No campaign leaders"

The Scottish National Party has said the constant negativity of the No campaign has added to the unpopularity of its leaders following a poll which shows Ed Miliband, David Cameron and Nick Clegg are increasingly unpopular with the Scottish public- with Ed Miliband now more unpopular than David Cameron.


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