Whole Parliament must back welfare devolution

The whole of the Scottish Parliament should get behind the devolution of welfare powers, the SNP is saying today – after a series of frontline organisations backed plans to transfer the powers to Scotland.

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Miliband facing backbench revolt

As reports make clear that Ed Miliband is facing calls to quit as leader of the Labour party, analysis of recent opinion polls shows the extent of his problems in Scotland.

UK government "needs to invest in offshore wind"

Commenting on the news Ed Davey is planning emergency steps to ensure the UK’s energy supply, SNP Energy spokesperson Mike Weir MP said:

 

SNP Welcome "long overdue" CMA inquiry

Commenting on the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA) decision to launch a market investigation of the small business banking sector, SNP Treasury spokesperson Stewart Hosie MP said:

 

“The CMA’s inquiry is very welcome as Scottish firms are operating in a virtual duopoly. 

 

Poll analysis shows majority want to remain in EU

Analysis of polling on the prospect of the UK withdrawing from the European Union has underlined the importance of ensuring Scotland cannot be dragged out against the will of people living here.

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Islands call for new powers for island communities

A call from Scotland’s island communities for an expansion in the Scottish Parliament’s powers to be accompanied by increased powers for islands has been welcomed today.

New figures show folly of Westminster's EU agenda

New figures reported today highlighting the huge economic contribution made to the UK by EU migrants confirms the folly of Westminster’s Euro-hostile agenda – and shows why Scotland needs to have its voice heard on EU matters.

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Social landlords call for full welfare devolution

Scotland’s social landlords have become the latest voice to back the devolution of welfare powers to Scotland.

Charity bodies call for minimum wage devolution

Submissions to the Smith Commission by major third sector organisations calling for the devolution of the minimum wage, key welfare policies and significant tax powers reflect the broad consensus that Scotland needs to be able to set its own direction.

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New poll shows SNP support at record high

A new poll showing support for the SNP at a record high has been welcomed today – while the crisis in the Labour Party intensifies as the party’s support has hit a new low.

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