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Scotland’s future must not be dictated by Tory and DUP Brexiteers

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The DUP and the Tory Brexit extremists have been given more influence over Scotland’s future than the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish people.

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Scotland must decide its own future and not accept this botched Tory Brexit

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Scotland does not have to hit the Tory Brexit iceberg and go down with Theresa May’s sinking ship.
Scotland’s right to choose its own future is undeniable – it’s time for the Tories to stop running scared and accept it.

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Toxic Tory immigration policy drags Scotland down and leaves us poorer

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Tories have a toxic anti-immigration obsession, which ignores Scotland’s interests and will leave all of us poorer. And while Labour too often falls in line with the Tories and UKIP, we’re proud to have a radically different and welcoming approach to immigration.

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Westminster is broken beyond repair

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Scotland hasn’t voted for a Tory government for 64 years, but is increasingly damaged by reckless and incompetent decisions at Westminster.
Independence can be our escape route from this meltdown.

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Westminster parties are incapable of serving Scotland’s interests – and always will be

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The UK is on the brink of the Brexit disaster, but shamefully, both Labour and Tories are too busy being at war with themselves.
This shambles makes it ever clearer that Westminster is incapable of serving Scotland’s interests – and always will be.

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Sneaky Tories must ditch shameless £7,000 raid on our pensioners

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Tory opportunists have sneaked through a cut to pension credit, without debate or scrutiny, that could see some couples take a massive hit.
It’s time the Tories listened and scrapped this ridiculous cut.

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If Labour backs Theresa May’s Brexit deal, it will be a betrayal of Scotland

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If Labour choose to be the midwives of Brexit, they’d be betraying the interests of Scotland, enabling a hard-right Tory agenda, and will be culpable for every job that’s lost as a result.

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Theresa May hasn’t learned anything from her humiliating Brexit defeat

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The Tories keep thinking they can do whatever they want to Scotland and get away with it.
Theresa May must finally stop placating the hard-right Brexiteers, start listening, and face reality.

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Theresa May is still not listening as she drags Scotland off Brexit cliff

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If she genuinely meant to listen, Theresa May should have been reaching out across the nations of the UK.
Instead of scrapping her ridiculous red lines, she keeps on living in fantasy land.

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Scotland can’t be in the passenger seat if UK is driven off Brexit cliff edge

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Westminster carries on riding roughshod over Scottish interests.
Scotland cannot be towed along in the Tories’ Brexit mess, and the decision over the EU withdrawal needs to go back to the people.

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Remembering the Iolaire

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One hundred years on from the tragic HMY Iolaire disaster, we remember all those perished, and the devastating impact on their communities and families.

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We need a united front against Theresa May’s chaotic government

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By working together with other opposition parties, we’re hoping to bring this weak and unstable Tory government down and offer a way out of the deadlock.

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Scotland united in rejecting Theresa May’s Brexit deal

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Chaos and crisis continue in ­Westminster as the Tory Party ­divisions deepen and Theresa May struggles with yet another UK Government minister resigning in protest at her damaging Brexit deal.

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It’s time to build a welfare system of dignity and fairness

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United Nations report exposes UK Tory ministers “living in denial” over extreme poverty.

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If Northern Ireland can get a special Brexit deal, so must Scotland

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Chaos and crisis have ensued in Westminster with the Tory Party at civil war and the Prime Minister hanging on to office by a thread.

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Tories must not use Westminster tactics to prevent proper vote on Brexit deal

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The SNP’s Westminster Group Leader Ian Blackford has joined with other opposition party leaders to demand that UK government allow for a real and unimpeded vote on the final Brexit deal.

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Tories are paying lip service to real living wage for millions

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The Tories brazen rebranding of the national minimum wage as a national living wage is beyond misleading as, despite the name, it is not enough to actually live on.

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Westminster Group Leader Ian Blackford’s speech to SNP conference

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Westminster Group Leader Ian Blackford’s speech to SNP conference in Glasgow.

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The prime minister has a choice: the narrow interests of her party or the best interests of these isles

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The Brexit clock is ticking down but at this critical point the Tories, unbelievably, are too busy tearing themselves apart to consider the future for ordinary people.

Ian Blackford speaking at Conference
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We will continue to stand up for Scotland and the Scottish Parliament

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Yesterday, I was doing my job – standing up for Scotland in Westminster. History will remember this as a defining moment when the UK Parliament chose to reject devolution.

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SNP Westminster Group Leader Ian Blackford’s address to SNP conference

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Read Ian Blackford MP’s speech to SNP conference in full.

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Ian Blackford: time is running out to prevent an extreme Brexit that risks jobs

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In Scotland alone we stand to lose 80,000 jobs and £2,000 per head under a Tory hard Brexit – a huge blow to the Scottish economy.

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Letter to Jeremy Corbyn: Get Behind Efforts to Protect Jobs, Incomes, and Workers’ Rights

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Never before has the UK faced such a serious economic catastrophe, created and pursued by the current Prime Minister.

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Ian Blackford MP’s response to the 2017 UK budget

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Read SNP Westminster Leader Ian Blackford MP’s response to the Chancellor’s 2017 budget in full.

Jeremy Corbyn
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Letter to Jeremy Corbyn: Why is Labour supporting the Tories on Brexit?

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Last night the Labour Party abstained on a crucial vote aimed at protecting the UK’s place in the customs union.

Ian Blackford at Conference
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Ian Blackford MP’s speech to SNP conference

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Read SNP Westminster Leader, Ian Blackford MP’s speech to the SNP 2017 conference.

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The Prime Minister must stop dancing to the tune of her right-wing backbenchers

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It’s not just the rhetoric from the UK government which is dangerous, but their policies and their leaked proposals. These are creating huge alarm for EU nationals who live here, as well as creating a stain on our society by painting the UK as an inward-looking nation.