New figures show folly of Tory assault on the poor

The SNP is today highlighting new figures showing the benefits a strong social security system brings to the whole of society – showing the ‘economic and social folly’ of George Osborne and Iain Duncan Smith’s relentless and sustained assault on the working poor and vulnerable people.

Tory budget to be 'sermon from an austerity cult'

Speaking ahead of the first Tory Budget in nearly 20 years, SNP Depute Leader and Treasury spokesperson Stewart Hosie MP has warned that George Osborne is likely to use the budget to confirm his intention to continue and accelerate the damaging cuts and austerity started by the coalition in the last parliament.

Stewart Hosie commented: 

Over 2m EU nationals to be denied chance to vote

The SNP is today highlighting new figures showing that over 2 million EU nationals living in the UK will not be able to vote in the EU referendum as a result of the Tories’ unfair decision to exclude them.

SNP demand Cameron thinks again on EVEL plans

SNP MP Pete Wishart has written to Prime Minister David Cameron calling on him to think again on proposals for English Votes for English Laws.

IDS' planned cuts to disabled support unacceptable

Commenting on reports today that Iain Duncan Smith is considering cutting the vital Employment Support Allowance for people with disabilities by £30 per week, SNP MSP Christina McKelvie said:

Bombing Syria 'very hard to justify'


Growing calls for review of sanctions regime

The SNP is today reiterating its call for an immediate moratorium of the UK Government’s punitive sanctions regime – as the Church of Scotland added its voice to the growing calls for an immediate review of the sanctioning policy.

Nicola Sturgeon comments on Tory 'EVEL' proposals

Commenting on the UK Government's English Votes for English Law proposals, Scottish National Party leader Ms Nicola Sturgeon said:

"The Tories have produced a constitutional shambles - staggering in the extent of its hypocrisy and incoherence.

Raising attainment for deprived children

The Scottish Government’s commitment to raising attainment in Scotland’s schools has been welcomed again today – as the first allocations of funding from the Attainment Scotland Fund were announced by the Education Secretary this morning.

SNP confirms members of Commons committees


The Scottish National Party (SNP) has today (Wednesday) confirmed which of its record number of parliamentarians will sit on House of Commons Select Committees and House Committees following a meeting of the Westminster SNP Group.