The Tories are letting young people down and it has to stop

It's Budget week - a time when political parties write out their wish lists to the Chancellor. It's a bit like sending a Christmas letter to Santa, but instead of it going to a jolly old man in a red suit - it goes to a Tory old man with a red briefcase.


Working with our Nordic and Baltic neighbours

Today the First Minister addressed the Arctic Forum - the first Arctic Circle event to ever be held in Scotland and just one way we’re working with our Northern neighbours.



Minimum pricing can help families whose lives are torn apart by alcohol abuse

This week, the UK Supreme Court found in favour of the Scottish Government and unanimously rejected a challenge by the Scotch Whisky Association to the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012.



Maintaining Scotland’s global leadership on climate change and the environment

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the UN Climate Change Conference, COP23, in Bonn this week. The unprecedented invitation to address the conference is recognition of Scotland’s global leadership on climate change and the environment.



The UK budget: the SNP’s priorities

The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer is due to set out his budget plans on Wednesday 22 November 2017.



First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's speech to the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn

Below is a speech given by Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to the UN Climate Change Conference, COP23, in Bonn. Check against delivery. 



Taking action on alcohol misuse: what you need to know

The UK Supreme Court has unanimously approved Scottish Government plans to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol. This reaffirms the decision of the Court of Session, the highest court in Scotland.



Boris Johnson simply has to go

They say a week is a long time in politics, and for Theresa May it’s probably felt like an eternity.

Tory Minister Priti Patel resigned last week — or she was fired according to which version you believe — following a humiliating charade when she was ordered back to Downing Street from a government trip in Kenya.


Delivering progressive government this week

This week Theresa May’s dysfunctional government descended into farce. It’s clear that the Tory government is unable to even get on with the day job – far less deliver a fairer country.


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