SNP taking nothing for granted from poll

The Scottish National Party welcomed the 16 constituency polls published by Lord Ashcroft polling this morning - which has full sample polls in 14 Labour seats and two Lib Dem seats, with the SNP projected to win all but one.

Carmichael gives game away on Smith veto

Commenting on Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael’s admission, in evidence today to Westminster’s Scottish Affairs Committee, that the UK Government has inserted blocking clauses into its proposals for more devolution, Linda Fabiani MSP said:

Poll shows Murphy's reverse honeymoon continues

Additional findings of a YouGov poll for the Times published today have revealed that Labour is on course for an even worse result than Iain Gray’s landslide defeat in 2011.

Hague's EVEL plans are confused and shambolic


Commenting on the proposals outlined today by William Hague for English votes for English laws as a consequence of the statement made by Prime Minister after the Scottish referendum last year – Stewart Hosie MP, SNP Depute leader  and Treasury spokesperson said :


Automatic early release ended for worst offenders

The announcement that automatic early release will be scrapped for those guilty of serious offences has been welcomed today as an important move to keep communities safe.

The Scottish Government has announced that no offender serving a sentence of four or more years will be eligible for automatic early release in the future.

Poll shows Labour paying price for Tory alliance

The SNP is today welcoming a new YouGov poll showing a record lead for the party in Westminster voting intentions – with Labour set to pay a high price for their alliance with the Tories.

Energy companies must answer over prices

The Scottish National party has said energy companies must answer over prices following a Which? report which shows bills could have been slashed further and sooner than the recent round of cuts, costing consumers a massive £2.9 billion over the last year.

Expert agreement on SNP plans for oil industry

The SNP is today repeating the call for a refundable tax credit to encourage exploration in the North Sea– after leading industry experts highlighted the benefits of such a move.

Labour's power play reveals panic gripping party

Labour’s attempt to suggest it is offering more powers than the Smith Commission recommended shows that poor poll ratings have panicked the party into abandoning claims it was making as recently as two weeks ago.

Scotland 'can inspire others' on gender equality

The SNP is today welcoming new comments from the European Commission paying tribute to the Scottish Government’s action to promote gender equality.