Stiglitz: No campaign of "Bluff" and "Fear"

Nobel-prize winning economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz said today UK Government statements ruling out a currency union with an independent Scotland are “bluffs.”

UK gov welfare cuts putting children at risk

The SNP has today highlighted a report by leading charities showing that Westminster’s welfare cuts are putting children in danger.

Consequences of No shown as PM could back EU exit

The consequences of a No vote for Scotland have been highlighted again today – as David Cameron moves the UK one step closer to exiting the European Union.

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Potential oil finds west of Shetland highlighted

The SNP’s Fergus Ewing has welcomed comments from Professor John Howell, Chair of Petroleum Geology at the University of Aberdeen and one of Scotland's leading experts in petroleum geology, who has said Scotland could see a second oil boom as there may be major new oil finds west of Shetland. 

Swinney sets out 10 key strengths of economy

John Swinney has today said Westminster politicians are deliberately talking down the Scottish economy because the No campaign argument collapses completely if they admit to Scotland’s great wealth.

Oil experts condemn OBR forecasts

The Scottish National Party has welcomed comments from two leading academics who have said Scotland has sufficient reserves of oil in its sovereign waters to support the economic plans put forward by the SNP. 

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Ewing welcomes Oil & Gas UK statement

The SNP’s Fergus Ewing has welcomed the statement from Oil and Gas UK today [Sunday] that they “remain of the view that there could be up to 24 billion barrels of oil and gas to recover.”  Their statement comes on the back of Professor Alex Kemp, one of the world’s leading oil economists, who h

Winter fuel allowance to increase with inflation

The Scottish National Party has announced that it would not only continue the Winter Fuel Allowance for all pensioners in Scotland following a Yes vote, but ensure that for the first time it will increase in line with inflation.

The Winter Fuel Allowance is currently £200 – exactly the same amount as in 2001, despite rising energy bills.

UK government slammed over malnutrition warning

The Scottish National Party has slammed the UK government for their cuts to welfare following a warning on an increase of malnutrition from health experts.

Danny Alexander' 'Thatcherite attitude' condemned

Alex Neil has today (Saturday) condemned the ‘Thatcherite attitude’ of Danny Alexander, after the Chief Secretary to the Treasury was reported to be set to ignore independent advice on NHS pay – with knock-on consequences for Scotland.

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