NHS to be protected from privatisation after Yes

First Minister Alex Salmond has today proposed that Scotland’s National Health Service should be protected from privatisation by being given a constitutional guarantee in the constitution of an independent Scotland.

UK government 'abysmal' on Asylum seekers

 Commenting on the news the Home Office will keep support for asylum seekers as low as just £5 a day for essential living costs, SNP home affairs spokesperson Pete Wishart MP said:

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English parliament call exposes devolution tension

The Westminster backlash against any prospect of Scotland gaining increased powers continued today as senior Tory MP John Redwood spoke out calling for an English-only parliament if Scotland was given increased tax powers.

Scots agree that it's Scotland's pound

Commenting on the publication of the latest Scottish Social Attitudes Survey – which finds that 68% of respondents back the Scottish Government’s position of an independent Scotland continuing to use the pound in an agreement with the rest of the UK - Finance Secretary John Swinney said:

£150m investment shows bright future for North Sea

A new £150m investment in the North Sea oil and gas sector has confirmed the bright future ahead for the industry – and highlighted the opportunity to make Scotland’s vast oil wealth work for Scotland.

Scotland the best place to study in the UK

The strength of Scotland’s education sector has been highlighted again today – after the 2014 National Student Survey showed that Scotland is considered the best place in the UK to pursue a higher education.

Today’s survey also shows that student satisfaction in Scotland has risen again – standing at a three year high of 87 per cent.

No camp more powers claims called into question

The Lib Dem’s claimed commitment to more powers for Scotland in the event of a No vote has been called further into question today – after it emerged that the UK Government has ruled out allowing parts of the UK to set independent tax rates in each band.

Westminster threatens benefits

The Scottish National Party has highlighted the difference between the UK and

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Yes vote means fairer share of EU funds

Richard Lochhead, MSP for Moray and the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, has highlighted the need for a Yes vote which will allow Scotland to negotiate a fairer share of EU rural development funding.

Humza Yousaf comments on ongoing crisis in Gaza

On the ongoing crisis in Gaza, SNP MSP and Minister for External Affairs and International Development Humza Yousaf has said:

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