Yousaf slams Cameron's 'dog whistle' comments

Commenting on David Cameron’s reference to a ‘swarm of people coming across the Mediterranean’, Minister for Europe and International Development Humza Yousaf said:

Tories' attempted U-turn on hardship data


The SNP has today accused the Tory government of trying to U-turn on a promise made by the former Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey to reveal how many people are being forced to apply for hardship fund payments due to benefit sanctions.

Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP, the SNP's Westminster Spokesperson for Social Justice, Work and Pensions said:

SNP call for cooperation over calais crisis

SNP MP Stuart McDonald has called on the UK and French governments to work together on a sustainable solution to the crisis in Calais, which appe

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Unelected second chamber has to go!

The SNP has called for the unelected, undemocratic House of Lords to be scrapped.

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UK gov should have heeded SNP wind warning

The SNP has today called for maximum flexibility from the UK Government on the grace period for implementing their planned cut in financial support for renewables – to include all projects already in the planning process.

Discharge & A&E waiting time improvements welcomed

SNP MSP Bob Doris has today welcomed new figures showing the number of beds occupied by delayed discharge has fallen to its lowest level since 2013.
Today’s figures from ISD Scotland show a reduction of nine per cent in May 2015 - or nearly 5,000 bed days - when compared to the same month last year.

UK government fails to answer TTIP questions

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh MP, the SNP’s Trade and Investment Spokesperson at Westminster commented today [Monday] on the publication of the UK Government’s Response to the BIS Select Committee’s Report on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which was published today.

Ms Ahmed-Shiekh said:

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'UK Govt priorities were wrong over Libya'

The UK government spent 13 times more bombing Libya than securing peace in the years afterwards, it has been revealed. 

The House of Commons library has released information which shows the UK government spent around £320 million in a bombing campaign against Libya, and just £25 million in re-building programmes following the conflict. 

MSP appeals to French government over port protest

SNP MSP Christian Allard has today written to French President François Hollande appealing for action to end damage and disruption being done to Scotland’s seafood industry by road haulage disruption in France. The MSP has called on Mr Hollande’s government to take action and protect HGV drivers and secure safe passage of fresh produce.