Nicola Sturgeon: “The elections on May 5 are your chance to cast a vote for SNP councillors who’ll work tirelessly for local communities and local services. It’s also Scotland’s opportunity to cast a verdict on Tory policies that leave Scots struggling.”
Energy providers in Scotland are forced to pay the highest transmission charges in Europe, set at Westminster.
We’re in a Tory cost of living crisis, and the UK government is punishing our renewable sector and failing to tackle soaring energy costs.
Tories partied throughout lockdown and now they’re partying through this cost of living crisis, ignoring the struggles people are facing.
Instead of tackling the Tory cost of living crisis, Rishi Sunak simply squirrelled money away for pre-election bribes. The only way to protect household budgets from the Tories is with independence.
Rishi Sunak could have introduced an emergency package of support for families to help tackle this Tory cost of living crisis. Instead, he choose to bury his head in the sand and continue with his austerity agenda.
It’s time for the UK government to introduce a windfall tax. Large companies who made excessive profits must pay their share to help struggling families.
While Tories impose cuts on low-income families, we’re putting money into families’ pockets. With limited powers, we’ve introduced the Scottish Child Payment and built a new, fairer social security system.
While all EU countries opened their doors to Ukrainian refugees without requiring visas, the UK government refused. Scotland stands ready to welcome refugees, but the UK Tories must step up.
The Tories’ response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis is a disgrace – creating the slowest, most bureaucratic and incompetent response in the whole of Europe.
Scotland is a welcoming country – but the Tory ‘hostile environment’ policies on asylum and migration are failing us all.
Scotland established the world’s first Climate Justice Fund, which we’re now doubling. We also became the first nation in the world to contribute funding for loss and damage, earning praise from the UN.
In 2014, Scotland was promised a “partnership of equals”. Now, Boris Johnson – who thinks devolution is a “disaster” – is pursuing a power grab and an assault on the Scottish Parliament.
This week, the UN praised Scotland’s work on climate change and Net Zero targets. The Tory UK Government’s decision to break their promises and abandon “shovel-ready” carbon capture projects in Scotland undermines that work.
Our campaign to reverse Tory cuts continues, but only independence will truly protect those on the lowest incomes – as Emma Harper MSP in the South of Scotland explains in our latest Channel 4 political slot.
Today, Tories voted against suspending one of their own MPs after the standards committee found an “egregious” breach of corruption rules. It’s one rule for them, and another for the rest of us.
UN chief António Guterres praised Scotland’s world-leading Net Zero targets, and the efforts to pursue climate justice, at COP26.
Boris Johnson’s government may claim that they are different – but it is their party that chose to impose austerity.
At COP26, Scotland will seek to provide a bridge between those whose voices are so rarely heard, and those making the decisions.
Scotland is already leading by example on climate. To meet the challenge, we must all step up and be bold. Now is the moment.
The UK government promised Scotland a carbon capture and storage plant, and broke that promise. Yet again, the Scottish Tories proved they’re unable to stand up for Scotland.
World leaders must step up to avert climate catastrophe. Scotland is ready to lead by example at COP26.
COP26 is rapidly approaching, and the eyes of the world are on Glasgow. We’re ramping up our world-leading action higher still – because the climate crisis won’t wait.
In 2014, the UK government promised Scotland a new carbon capture and storage facility. Now, they’ve broken that promise and chose to divert funding to England instead.
James Withers, Scottish food and drink industry leader, says the UK government is “divorced from reality” on Brexit. From food shortages, to fuel shortages and rising prices, we’re all paying for this Tory Brexit.
Douglas Ross: “People have to be really clear that a vote for the SNP is a vote for another independence referendum”. Scotland voted SNP in record numbers, with the most votes any party has ever received in a Scottish election.
Nicola Sturgeon: “I hope we’re finally at a watershed moment and a turning point where we stop expecting women to fix these problems, and put the full glare where it belongs – on men who behave in a deeply unacceptable and misogynistic way.”
The Scottish Parliament united in passing the UNCRC Bill to strengthen children’s rights. The UK government then took the Scottish Government to court to strike it down.