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This Week at the Scottish Parliament: Delivering progress for the Borders

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This week at the Scottish Parliament, the SNP Scottish Government committed £85m to the Borderlands Growth Deal and called on Westminster to match their funding north of the border.

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Nicola Sturgeon: We must listen to the voice of the next generation on climate change

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Climate change is the most serious issue facing the world and is a truly global challenge. We have a moral responsibility to do what we can to prevent and mitigate the effects of climate change for future generations.

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This Week at the Scottish Parliament: Holyrood Joins Welsh Assembly In Opposing No Deal

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This week, politicians at the Welsh Assembly joined forces with Holyrood to simultaneously debate a motion calling for the threat of No-Deal to be taken off the table.

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Here’s how we’re bringing a culture of fairness, dignity, and respect to Scottish social security

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History was made last year when the Scottish Government launched their new social security system, the first new Scottish public service since devolution. Here’s what you need to know.

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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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Michael Russell: Tory hysteria over Scottish Budget is naked gesture politics

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This latest Tory fixation has even, no doubt temporarily, overtaken the one they have about Scotland’s journey towards independence.

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This week at the Scottish Parliament: Budget for a fairer Scotland given Holyrood backing

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Our Budget delivers £729 million for health and care services while spending on NHS frontline boards is rising by £430 million, plus an £8 billion investment in Scotland’s education system, £606 million for Scotland’s colleges and more than £1 billion for our universities.

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While Labour and Tories squabble, we’re getting on with the day job

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Westminster parties are competing over who is the most divided, and their utter incompetence drives the UK closer to the Brexit cliff edge.
Meanwhile, we are getting on with the day job of being the real opposition to the UK Government and delivering progress in Scotland.

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This week at the Scottish Parliament: Welcome stability in face of Brexit chaos

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This week, the Scottish Parliament gave its backing to an SNP budget that offers economic stability in the face of Brexit, while giving a cash boost to the NHS, schools and other vital services.

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The Scottish budget: what it means for young people

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The Scottish Governments budget invests in jobs and skills and tackles the cost of living.

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The Scottish budget: what it means for older people

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The Scottish Government has set out its budget plans for the year ahead. Find out how the Scottish budget means older people in Scotland get the best deal anywhere in the UK.

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Teacher pay rise offer is the best pay deal anywhere in the UK

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The Scottish Government’s pay rise offer for teachers gives them the best pay deal anywhere in the UK. While Westminster slides into dismay and Labour squabble on the sidelines, we’re delivering progress.

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Scotland’s exports: what you need to know

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Scotland is one of the strongest economies in the world, with advantages and resources few nations can match. For centuries, Scotland’s exports have reached every corner of the globe – and our trade performance continues to grow and strengthen.

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The Scottish budget: what it means for businesses

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Derek Mackays budget ensures Scotland is the best place to do business and invest, and that our economy can meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of the future.

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This Week at the Scottish Parliament: Delivering progress

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Find out what happened over the last week at the Scottish Parliament.

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This Week in Westminster: Brexit deadlock continues

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Another packed week in Westminster comes to an end. This is your brief roundup of the key events and highlights from your SNP MPs, as they stand up for Scotland and their communities.

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This Week in Westminster: standing up for Scotland’s place in Europe

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As a tumultuous week in Westminster comes to an end, we look back on the key events and highlight the work of your SNP MPs, standing up for Scotland amid the chaos.

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Explainer: Teachers’ Pay

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Under the new pay scale proposals from the Scottish Government, teachers would receive a minimum 9% increase between January 2018 and April 2019, and a further 3% rise in April 2020. If accepted, it would be the best pay deal for teachers anywhere in the UK.

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Our plan to create jobs and grow the economy

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The Programme for Government will ensure Scotland is a nation inventing, designing and manufacturing the innovations that will shape the future.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s Programme for Government statement in full

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Read First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s statement on the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government for 2018-19. 

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How we’ve delivered progress for Scotland over the past year

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A year ago, Nicola Sturgeon set out an ambitious new Programme for Government. Since then, the SNP Scottish Government has been busy delivering on its high ambitions.