Migrant fund’s five month delay challenged by Patrick Harvie

…we want a clear commitment that the government will take the action necessary to prevent this humanitarian crisis on our own doorstep. Patrick Harvie MSP An emergency accommodation fund for destitute migrants, promised by the government in June, has yet to be delivered, Patrick Harvie has revealed. The government had...

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SNP Ministers detached from reality by failing to respond to climate warnings

The changes we make now to our energy, transport and farming systems are crucial for delivering hope for the future. Mark Ruskell MSP SNP Ministers are “detached from reality” by failing to respond to the latest scientific warnings that we only have 12 years left to avert climate catastrophe, according...

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Scottish Investment Bank Gets Closer

Scottish Investment Bank Gets Closer

Plans to create the state-owned Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB) are getting closer, thanks to the SNP government. The legislation to set up SNIB should go to Holyrood in February or March next year and the bank could open its doors in 2020. That’s a fast-track by in legislative terms...

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Ifs and buts and maybes

Ifs and buts and maybes

Alert readers may have noticed that for a non-holiday period, Scottish politics is a deathly quiet place at the moment. Papers are struggling to find anything to write about at all, and were beside themselves with joy this week when presented with the chance to fabricate a ridiculous “anti-Semitism” story...

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Greens fume at SNP and Tories after stricter stalking rule is rejected

Greens fume at SNP and Tories after stricter stalking rule is rejected

Wightman, land reform spokesperson for the Scottish Greens and MSP for Lothian, told the meeting it was a long-running issue and added: “Tracks constructed for agriculture and forestry do not currently require full planning consent. Tracks built for field sports and shooting are in theory required to be subject to...

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Nicola Sturgeon warned: ‘People’s Vote could scupper independence’

Nicola Sturgeon warned: ‘People’s Vote could scupper independence’

READ MORE:Support for People’s Vote could actually drive No voters to back indy He spoke out after his party colleague Pete Wishart warned backing a People’s Vote on Brexit could present “all sorts of risks to a future independence referendum for nothing”. Wishart, who is the longest serving SNP MP,...

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Support for People’s Vote could actually drive No voters to back indy

Support for People’s Vote could actually drive No voters to back indy

READ MORE:Senior SNP figure raises concerns over party’s backing for People’s Vote Well, Pete might be right about the danger of Scots giving People’s Vote campaigners a blank cheque – though Nicola Sturgeon says she’s asking for assurances – and it would have helped party cohesion if MPs and MSPs...

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Leonard throws Labour into chaos over Tory tax cuts for rich

Leonard throws Labour into chaos over Tory tax cuts for rich

According to analysis by the Resolution Foundation, that change will see the richest 10% of households gain the most – around £410 a year. In a move that surprised many of his own MPs, McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, said a Labour government would not reverse the cut. “We’re not going...

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