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.



Universal Credit is pushing thousands of people into poverty

The austerity obsession of this Tory Government is driving more people, particularly children, into poverty. While the Tories like to imply that work is the answer to all ills, the main issue facing people is growing inequality.



Our plan to close the gender pay gap

While the gender pay gap is smaller in Scotland than in the UK as a whole, there is still more to do to close the gap and reach equal pay.



Keeping homes warm and energy bills down

Everyone should be able to heat their home and keep themselves and their family warm. That’s why we are absolutely committed to tackling fuel poverty.


Tackling child poverty

It is simply unacceptable for any child to grow up in poverty in 21st century Scotland.



Letter to the Prime Minister: take radical action now to avoid a tax haven UK

Below is a letter from Alison Thewliss MP, SNP Treasury Spokesperson at Westminster, to Theresa May following the publication of the Paradise Papers. 


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