The Tory cuts that are pushing up poverty

Tory cuts to public spending and social security will push a further 1 million children into poverty across the UK by 2021-22. Shamefully, the UK government has even scrapped UK-wide poverty reduction targets.



The Tories' benefit cap is particularly punitive and shockingly arbitrary

This week I am joining my SNP colleagues in highlighting some of the most appalling cuts we have seen under this Tory Government – many of which were introduced by the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016.



The Tories have sold out Scotland’s fishing communities… again

More than 45 years ago, the Tories described Scotland’s fishermen as “expendable” in European negotiations.



Scottish exports are booming but Brexit threatens our brand

This week Glasgow is hosting the Scottish Export Awards – an event which brings together businesses from across Scotland to recognise and celebrate their achievements in selling their goods and services overseas.



Supporting students: our record

In government we’re working to make sure all our young people get equal chances and choices to succeed in life.


The Tories have let down rural Scotland

Following last year’s General Election, Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson promised to “champion the Scottish national interest” at Westminster. But the reality has been very different.



Last week showed an archaic Westminster at its very worst

Last week was just one of those weeks that put Westminster into perspective for me; at times it really showed this archaic monstrosity at it's worst. But there was two things that really stuck out for me.



Building a better Scotland: our investment in infrastructure

In government, the SNP has prioritised investment in infrastructure to improve public services, enhance connectivity, create jobs and grow our economy.


Standing up for Scotland: Fighting for progressive change at Westminster

In the last Westminster Parliament, SNP MPs passed the first ever SNP Private Members Bill - aimed at combating violence against women and domestic violence.

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