Youth Strike 4 Climate – An open letter

Youth Strike 4 Climate – An open letter

Ross Greer MSP West of Scotland External Affairs, Education & Skills, Culture & Media TwitterFacebookWebsite An open letter from Ross Greer MSP to Scotland’s school leaders. The ‘Youth Strike 4 Climate’ movement will culminate in a day of school strikes across the UK, from Truro to Ullapool on Friday 15...

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Scotland can chart a new course with social security powers

Alison Johnstone MSP Lothian Health & Sport, Social Security, Children & Young People Website One of my proudest moments as an MSP was playing a role in the establishment of the new Scottish social security system. Passed last year, the Social Security (Scotland) Act is a major step towards a...

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A Phased Return To Fortress Europe?

A Phased Return To Fortress Europe?

When Nicola Sturgeon first spoke about Scotland making a “phased return” to the EU, I couldn’t help picturing her standing in the ticket office at Glasgow Central, struggling to explain her intricate travel plan to the hapless ScotRail employee behind the glass-screened counter. “Naebody’s ever asked fur that before,” comes...

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This Week in Westminster: more deadlock as Government faces another Brexit defeat

This Week in Westminster: more deadlock as Government faces another Brexit defeat

Another busy week in Westminster has passed, with the Brexit shambles in the spotlight again.
This is your brief roundup of the key events and highlights from your SNP MPs, as they stand up for Scotland and hold the Tories to account.
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From Visions of a Young Country to Mouldy Jam

From Visions of a Young Country to Mouldy Jam

It was only 1995 when Tony Blair described Britain as: ” a nation for all the people, built by all the people. Old divisions cast out. A new spirit in the nation …” – then slipping to into the strange non-language he patented he concluded: “Working together. Unity. Solidarity. Partnership.”...

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Scottish Labour slammed for ‘badly scripted parodies’ in NHS video

Scottish Labour slammed for ‘badly scripted parodies’ in NHS video

In the five-minute video, actors playing doctors, nurses and patients tell of health care issues they have experienced, using a script “based on real experiences”. READ MORE: BBC forced to apologise over misleading Scottish GDP figure An almost identical broadcast was aired in England, but in Wales, where Labour is...

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BBC Scotland is forced to apologise over misleading GDP growth report

BBC Scotland is forced to apologise over misleading GDP growth report

A comment by presenter Jackie Bird that Scotland’s Q1 2018 growth “roughly matched” the UK total was not correct – with Scotland actually recording a figure double that of the UK’s. The presenter said: “Growth in the Scottish economy was stronger at the start of this year than previously thought....

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BBC Scotland defends Question Time in ‘desperate briefing’ to all MPs and MSPs

BBC Scotland defends Question Time in ‘desperate briefing’ to all MPs and MSPs

SNP depute leader Keith Brown said BBC bosses were “defending the indefensible”after sending the letter to all Scottish MPs and MSPs. The message was a response to our exclusive story yesterday, in which we revealed that SNP minister Fiona Hyslop’s response to an angry Unionist rant from the audience had...

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