06/12/2017

Scotland’s mental health strategy: what you need to know

The SNP Scottish Government has launched it’s new ten-year Mental Health Strategy, setting out 40 actions to improve access to services and ensure people get help earlier.

04/12/2017

Thanks to the Tories, this will be food banks busiest Christmas to date

Many more people are expected to go hungry this Christmas. I’m not talking about people in far-flung places, but in our own towns and communities. Food banks in the UK are expecting their busiest ever Christmas against a backdrop of growing need.

03/12/2017

Theresa May, do your job and tackle tax avoidance or give Scotland the powers to do it for you

The Paradise Papers reveal the rotten core of our society, where the richest and most powerful are able to secrete their wealth abroad in order to avoid paying their fair share. 

02/12/2017

The cost of Tory government

It’s now over seven and a half years since the Tories took office. People in Scotland are paying a high price for the decisions they have taken.

We’ve run up the cost.

01/12/2017

Setting the record straight on broadband in Scotland

Scottish Conservative MPs at Westminster have spent the past weeks spread misinformation on the facts of broadband in Scotland. The Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary responsible for digital connectivity, Fergus Ewing MSP, responded to their comments and set the record straight: Superfast broadband availability in Scotland has increased at a faster rate than other UK nations.


29/11/2017

WASPI: explained in 200 words

The Tories have drastically sped-up the equalisation of the State Pension Age – denying women born in the 1950s the pensions they are due. This has affected 2.6 million women and led to an increase in poverty.

29/11/2017

How we’re working to end homelessness

Scotland has made huge progress in tackling homelessness. In fact, some of the action taken has been truly world leading. We have seen homelessness decrease in Scotland but we are also aware of worrying signs of an increase in rough sleeping.

 

28/11/2017

Letter to the Brexit Secretary: share the Brexit analysis with the public

Below is the letter sent by Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, to the UK Brexit Secretary, on the Brexit sectoral analysis.

 

27/11/2017

The Tory budget means we’re all going to be much poorer for much longer

Sorry if I’m the one bearing the bad news, but the truth is, we are all going to be much poorer for much longer than anybody thought possible.

 

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