Osborne's performance sees approval rating fall

As organisation after organisation lines up to criticise the Chancellor’s performance, the SNP has contrasted the party’s positive poll rating with the decline in George Osborne’s approval rating since the autumn statement.

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Osborne launches fresh attack on poorer pensioners

The need for full control of welfare and pensions to be in Scotland’s hands has been highlighted again this week – as George Osborne launched his latest attack on poorer pensioners by announcing an above-earnings increase in the threshold for Savings Credit.

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FM underlines commitment to Aberdeen & North East

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is today underlining her commitment to the North East as her tour of Scotland reaches Aberdeen.

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SNP MSPs support small businesses across Scotland

SNP MSPs across Scotland are today supporting small businesses in their constituencies as part of FSB Scotland’s Small Business Saturday – and are paying tribute to the role small enterprises play in local communities across the country.

Westminster cuts: Scotland's voice must be heard

 

An unprecedented number of SNP MPs are needed at Westminster to protect Scotland as the UK government’s cuts are set to be deeper than ever before, Stewart Hosie MP said today. 

Polling analysis indicates biggest SNP lead

Analysis of the most recent daily YouGov polling has given the latest sign of the surging support for the SNP, as the weekly average shows the biggest lead of any such analysis since the referendum.

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Tories must not block work programme progress

The SNP has today said that Westminster must not break the ‘letter and spirit’ of the Smith Commission agreement - following reports the UK government is extending contracts on the Work Programme despite cross-party agreement it would be devolved.

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Labour refuse to match £125m SNP commitment to NHS

The SNP is today calling on Labour to clarify its position on funding for the health service – after the party’s shadow health team refused to commit to spending £125m of health consequentials on the NHS.

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Osborne confirms austerity has failed -

 

Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his Autumn Statement. After the election in 2010 the Tories promised that debt would begin to fall as a share of GDP by 2014/15: that the current account should be in balance by 2015/16 and that public sector net borrowing would fall to £20 billion in the same year