20/06/2016

Protect workers’ rights and our NHS - vote Remain

On Thursday voters across the UK will decide whether to remain in the European Union. The outcome of this vote could have profound consequences for the social protections we currently benefit from, including the future of health services across the UK. 

19/06/2016

If you’re voting with independence in mind this Thursday, vote ‘Remain’

There are simply no words to properly describe the collective feeling of shock, horror and sadness that we all feel at the brutal killing of Jo Cox. My thoughts are very much with those closest to her – her husband, their two young children, and their wider family.

15/06/2016

The "Brexit" campaign is a bid for a right-wing Tory takeover

It will come as no surprise to anyone that I believe countries should be independent—but I also believe that, in the modern world, independent countries must work together.

13/06/2016

Voters in Scotland could play a crucial role in EU referendum result

With just days to go until the EU Referendum, the result of the vote is in the balance. Polls showing a lead for ‘Brexit’ should act as a wake-up call to anyone who assumed that it would be an easy win for the Remain side.

13/06/2016

Orlando attack was an assault on LGBT people everywhere

I can remember it like it was only yesterday.

The crunching feeling in my stomach - nerves, excitement and just a little too much cheap rosé wine - as I approached the door of the first gay bar I would walk into.

I wasn't sure what to expect. I had watched Queer as Folk and expected it to be something like that, but this was Glasgow, my home city. Could it really be that, well, camp and racy? (I needn't have worried.)

06/06/2016

The SNP won’t support the Investigatory Powers Bill unless it is amended

During the last parliamentary stage of the Investigatory Powers Bill the SNP expressed grave concerns and committed to working towards amending it. We said that if it was not amended satisfactorily we would vote it down at a later stage. As the Bill reaches it’s final parliamentary hurdle tomorrow, It appears that stage has now been reached.

05/06/2016

World Environment Day

I could not be more proud to be Scotland’s first ever Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform. From our land, air, seas, climate, flora and fauna, I think there are very few out there who will disagree with me when I say that Scotland’s stunning natural environment is one of our most precious assets.

04/06/2016

To mark #VolunteersWeek we hear from SNP members about some of the amazing work they’re doing for good causes

Up and down the country, people are giving up their time and volunteering for good causes. Whether they’re doing local litter-picks, running local social groups, or volunteering overseas to help those in need, the efforts of volunteers make a huge difference.

01/06/2016

What we're doing for Scotland's families

Here’s just some of the support the SNP Scottish government is providing for families in Scotland.

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