Elaine Donnelly says she’s battle weary. Numb. Elaine isn’t a Universal Credit claimant nor is she a politician, she just tries to help the sick and the dying to navigate the complexities of their Universal Credit claims.
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has delivered another Tory austerity budget that cuts funding for public services but protects the super-rich.
Below is the speech given by SNP Westminster Leader Ian Blackford MP in response to the Chancellor's 2017 budget.
Last night the Labour Party abstained on a crucial vote aimed at protecting the UK’s place in the customs union. I find this particularly difficult to understand given that the amendment the House voted on was in the name of the Labour Member for Edinburgh South, Ian Murray.
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.
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.
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.