18/04/2018

No, Esther McVey, the benefits rape clause is not “extra help” for women

I thought I’d heard it all from the UK government on the pernicious rape clause. It’s now a year since it came into force, and almost three since it was announced in the July Budget of 2015. 

 

18/04/2018

A year on from election call, a weak Theresa May is still letting Scotland down

Today marks a year since Theresa May made her ill-fated decision to call a General Election in an attempt to ‘strengthen her hand’.

 

17/04/2018

Trade with China is booming – we’re working to grow it further

I’m writing this week’s column having just arrived home in Glasgow from a successful official visit to China – so this is a good opportunity to share some reflections on what has been a very productive week.

 

16/04/2018

Bombing action led by Trump’s tweets risks making the Syrian humanitarian crisis worse

Back in 2015, David Cameron brought forward a debate on military action against ISIS in Syria, following the abhorrent terrorist attacks in Paris.

 

15/04/2018

Two weeks of Paternity Leave for new dads is just not good enough

New dads should have at least four weeks paternity leave not two, says SNP MSP Fulton MacGregor.

 

14/04/2018

Mhairi Hunter: My Mum, Auntie Allison, helped make the SNP a driving force in Scottish politics

As part of our #Vote100 Project, we spoke to Mhairi Hunter about women in politics and her inspiration - her Mum Allison Hunter. 

 

14/04/2018

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s visit to China: boosting trade, tourism, culture and education links

Nicola Sturgeon has just ended a visit to China to promote Scotland. From promoting Scottish businesses to building new education and cultural links, it’s been a successful visit.

 

12/04/2018

5 ways trade and tourism between Scotland and China is booming

This week First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is in China promoting trade, tourism and cultural links with the country.

 

12/04/2018

SNP letter to Theresa May: Parliament must get a vote on Syria

Below is the full text of the letter to Theresa May from SNP Defence Spokesperson at Westminster, Stewart McDonald MP, on the recent events in Syria.

 

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