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SNP Manifesto 2019: Scotland’s future in Scotland’s hands

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The SNP’s 2019 manifesto sets out our plans to end austerity, protect our NHS from a Tory-Trump trade deal, and give Scotland the choice over its future next year.

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Just how many Tories have been sacked or quit Boris Johnson’s Tory Party?

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As Boris Johnson continues to plunge the whole of the UK into crisis with his obessive no deal Brexit strategy, his government has suffered defeat after defeat in Parliament and resignation after resignation. Here is a complete list.

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Yellowhammer Papers: what you need to know

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The UK government have been forced to release new information on their no deal planning – known as Operation Yellowhammer – here’s everything you need to know.

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We’re taking urgent action to tackle Scotland’s drug emergency

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The SNP is prepared to take forward more innovative, evidence-based approaches, even if at first they may be challenging.

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Just how many ministers have been sacked or quit Theresa May’s government?

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As Theresa May continues to plunge the whole of the UK into crisis with her refusal to work towards a compromise on Brexit, her government has suffered yet another defeat in Parliament and more ministerial resignations.

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Scotland’s economy: get the facts

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We are absolutely committed to building a more competitive, more sustainable and fairer economy. Get the facts on how we’re doing that.

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This Week in Westminster: Tories’ zombie government inches country closer to no-deal Brexit

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Another week of dither and delay from Theresa May’s government as the Brexit shambles continues at Westminster. This is your brief roundup of the key events and highlights from your SNP MPs, as they stand up for Scotland and hold the Tories to account.

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Mhairi Black eviscerates Tory leaflet point by point

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Mhairi Black: “We do not fear referendums. We do not fear democracy. We do not fear holding up our vision and hopes for a better Scotland to the electorate to at least consider.”

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Here’s how we stood up for Scotland at Westminster in 2018

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While the Tories and Labour are caught up in bickering and infighting, the SNP MPs consistently stood up for Scotland.

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Delivering equality for disabled people

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3 December marks International Day of Disabled Persons and allow us to reaffirm our commitment to making Scotland a more equitable and inclusive country for all.

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Scotland will be £1,600 worse off per person due to Tory Brexit deal

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Analysis shows Theresa May’s deal will make Scotland poorer, worse off and deprive us of the benefits of EU trade deals with 40 countries. This is a bad deal.

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Theresa May’s ‘deal’ satisfies no-one: 4 important takeaways for Scotland

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The reality is that Theresa May’s supposed ‘deal’ satisfies no-one and likely can’t command a majority in the House of Commons.

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The Tories have sold out Scotland’s fishing communities time after time… and they’ve just done it again

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Theresa May has now set up Scotland’s fishermen as a bargaining chip for the UK government as it continues to negotiate over Brexit. But it’s not the first time Westminster has sold out Scotland’s fishermen.

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SNP reaction to the UK Budget Statement

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Today the UK Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has set out the UK’s budget for the next year. It’s a budget that failed to change course on the economy, failed to reverse the deeply damaging cuts to social security and failed to rule out a job-destroying no deal Brexit.

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4 takeaways from Theresa May’s Brexit statement

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Theresa May returned from the European Council summit in Brussels with Scotland and the UK’s future relationship with the European Union still in limbo. 

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Why the Universal Credit roll-out must be halted: in 200 words

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Read a quick summary of why Universal Credit should be halted – and how you can help force the UK government to see sense.

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National Assemblies: what our members said

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We asked some of the members that attended what they thought of the National Assemblies – here’s what they said.

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Who is the new Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab

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Theresa May has replaced David Davis with another hardline Brexiteer – Dominic Raab. But who is the new Brexit Secretary?

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5 Tory policies that Ruth Davidson knows are hurting Scotland but still supports

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At the general election last year, Ruth Davidson told the people of ­Scotland that her new band of 13 Tory MPs would “forcefully” argue for Scotland’s interests in ­Westminster – but nothing could be further from the truth.

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Standing up for Scotland: Fighting for progressive change at Westminster

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In 2017, we promised that by re-electing a strong group of SNP MPs, we would continue to use our influence to help deliver more progressive change.

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10 must-read books for 2018

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March 1st is World Book Day, so we asked some of the SNP’s most avid readers to give us their must read books for 2018.

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Scottish budget: what it means for Glasgow

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The Scottish budget for the next year has been passed by the Scottish Parliament. Here’s what the SNP budget means for Glasgow.

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Scottish budget: what it means for Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire

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The Scottish budget for the next year has been passed by the Scottish Parliament. Here’s what the SNP budget means for Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire.

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Tory promises: often made, rarely delivered

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The Tories have a habit of making promises to the people of Scotland and then never delivering on them; this week was no different.

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WASPI: explained in 200 words

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The Tories have drastically sped-up the equalisation of the State Pension Age – denying women born in the 1950s the pensions they are due.

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Governments should be judged on their reaction to the challenges facing our National Health Service

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Ask people in almost any survey or poll which institution they cherish most dearly in our society and invariably the answer is our National Health Service. And rightly so. Hardworking nurses and doctors are there for us from cradle to grave.

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7 truly terrifying things the Conservative Party are doing in government

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From the rise of food banks to cuts amounting to billions to Scotland’s budget by Westminster Tories, here’s just some of the truly terrifying things that the Conservative Party is doing in government.

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Our plan for Scotland: delivering for young people

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Here’s how the SNP’s new programme for government will deliver for Scotland’s young people.