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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.