Below is a speech given by Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to the UN Climate Change Conference, COP23, in Bonn. Check against delivery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is simply unacceptable for any child to grow up in poverty in 21st century Scotland.
Below is a letter from Alison Thewliss MP, SNP Treasury Spokesperson at Westminster, to Theresa May following the publication of the Paradise Papers.