Osborne "balancing books on the back of the poor"

Scottish National Party Treasury spokesperson Stewart Hosie MP has warned that with £75bn of cuts and tax rises still to come, Scotland’s budget will continue to face unprecedented cuts from Westminster.

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House of Lords -'beyond reform' time for it to go

In a debate secured in Westminster Hall tomorrow ( Wednesday ) SNP MP, Pete Wishart, will call for the abolition of the House of Lords as an institution that is now beyond reform. Many attempts have been made over the years to bring democracy into the House of Peers – but the SNP are urging its abolition in the next parliament.

 

Energy academics back oil tax proposals

Two leading Aberdeen energy academics have backed the Scottish Government’s proposals for changes to the oil and gas taxation regime and praised the government’s leadership on the issue.

Westminster must commit to Highland renewables

 

Rob Gibson MSP has written to UK Energy Minister Ed Davey calling on him to make a firm commitment to the renewables industry in Scotland, following UK Government’s plans to construct interconnectors overseas.

SNP call on Labour to change position on fracking

The Scottish National Party has called on Labour to change their position on fracking under homes.

SNP will not support more Westminster austerity

 

Labour leader Ed Miliband has announced that the Labour party will support the Tories in their Deficit reduction programme in a vote in parliament tomorrow. This will result in the next round of austerity cuts being confirmed with a Charter for Budget Responsibility being set up to bind the next Westminster government to further cuts and more austerity.

 

SNP condemn 'unacceptable' risk of nuclear convoy

The SNP is today expressing concern at reports that a convoy carrying nuclear weapons travelled through Glasgow yesterday – and has highlighted additional safety concerns for the public due to the weather warning in place at the time.

UK support for Nicola Sturgeon to be in TV debates

 

The SNP has today welcomed polling showing support for Nicola Sturgeon being included on the televised leaders debates from the rest of the UK voters.

SNP urge pay-restraint for university principals

The SNP is today urging pay-restraint for university principals - as it emerged many university heads are receiving huge pay increases at a time when many students and university staff are struggling to make ends meet.

Murphy "all over the place"

Commenting on Jim Murphy's interview on BBC Sunday Politics today, SNP Westminster Leader and Campaign Director Angus Robertson MP said: