Today the Scottish Government published Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland – or ‘GERS’ for short – for the year 2017-18.
Scotland’s teachers deserve our unreserved praise for the education they are providing our young people, day in and day out. Scotland has a good education system.
Jeremy Corbyn is in Scotland this week. The Labour Leader is keen to promote his party’s policies but not so keen to talk about Labour’s record in government.
The UK Government’s universal credit system has been deeply flawed since its disastrous roll-out began – and all of the evidence shows it is actively harmful to claimants. The reality is, that this austerity obsessed Tory Government is driving more people, particularly children, into poverty with policies like this.
We live in a time of economic transformation – presenting challenges as well as opportunities.
Scotland is one of the strongest economies in the world. Against a backdrop of Tory austerity – and faced with a damaging Brexit – we are taking action to make it stronger still.
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the staff who work in our NHS. Day in and day out, doctors, nurses and support staff deliver world class care for patients in Scotland.
Our vision is of a Scotland where all of our communities – urban, rural, remote or island – grow together and that we all share in the prosperity that generates.
As schools go back this week, education is once again a hot topic of conversation.