Universal Credit carousel of cuts is driving people to food banks

Universal Credit carousel of cuts is driving people to food banks

After years of failure from the UK Government on Universal Credit, Amber Rudd finally acknowledged that it is driving more people to food banks.
And yet, the Tories still won’t do anything about it.
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Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May must rule out a disastrous no-deal Brexit

Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May must rule out a disastrous no-deal Brexit

With now less than 1,000 hours until the date that Brexit is supposed to happen, the UK is dangerously close to the national economic crisis that crashing out of the EU without a deal would undoubtedly cause.
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While Labour and Tories squabble, we’re getting on with the day job

While Labour and Tories squabble, we’re getting on with the day job

Westminster parties are competing over who is the most divided, and their utter incompetence drives the UK closer to the Brexit cliff edge.
Meanwhile, we are getting on with the day job of being the real opposition to the UK Government and delivering progress in Scotland.
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Westminster parties are incapable of serving Scotland’s interests – and always will be

Westminster parties are incapable of serving Scotland’s interests – and always will be

The UK is on the brink of the Brexit disaster, but shamefully, both Labour and Tories are too busy being at war with themselves.
This shambles makes it ever clearer that Westminster is incapable of serving Scotland’s interests – and always will be.
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There’s little evidence the UK Government is functioning like a normal government

There’s little evidence the UK Government is functioning like a normal government

The reckless, incompetent and self-absorbed Tories that are leading the UK into a complete cluster-bourach are not acting in the national interest.
The UK Government’s approach is all about preserving the Tory Party, and Scotland deserves better.
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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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Brexit farce gets more farcical: 5 takeaways from latest UK Government defeat

Brexit farce gets more farcical: 5 takeaways from latest UK Government defeat

Tonight, the UK Government suffered yet another humiliating defeat, while Labour MPs shamefully abstained on the SNP proposals to delay the Brexit cliff edge.
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Prime Minister is hamstrung by Tory Brexit extremists

Prime Minister is hamstrung by Tory Brexit extremists

Theresa May is refusing to rule out no-deal, because she’s hamstrung by Tory Brexit extremists.
She must stop playing games with jobs and livelihoods, and extend Article 50.
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Sneaky Tories must ditch shameless £7,000 raid on our pensioners

Sneaky Tories must ditch shameless £7,000 raid on our pensioners

Tory opportunists have sneaked through a cut to pension credit, without debate or scrutiny, that could see some couples take a massive hit.
It’s time the Tories listened and scrapped this ridiculous cut.
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Michael Russell: Brexit is an impending disaster for the Highlands and Islands

Michael Russell: Brexit is an impending disaster for the Highlands and Islands

Michael Russell MSP on the importance of immigration to the Highlands & Islands, and the threat Brexit poses.
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There is real respect for the role world-leading Scotland is aiming to play

There is real respect for the role world-leading Scotland is aiming to play

Reading the words of Martin Luther King engraved into the monument which now stands in his honour in Washington DC is a humbling experience. The memorial carries some of his more famous quotations, including this one from 1959. In that year, Dr King said: “Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for…
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This Week in Westminster: hell of a no-deal Brexit inches ever closer

This Week in Westminster: hell of a no-deal Brexit inches ever closer

Another week passed, and Westminster is still engulfed in Brexit chaos.
This is your brief roundup of the key events and highlights from your SNP MPs, as they stand up for Scotland and their communities.
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50 days until Brexit: where are we now?

50 days until Brexit: where are we now?

The UK government still has no viable plan for breaking the impasse, Labour flip-flops and abdicates responsibility, while we’re clear and united: we oppose this job-wrecking, isolationist Tory Brexit.
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Tory Minister won’t get away with lying to Scotland

Tory Minister won’t get away with lying to Scotland

The UK government has a disgraceful record on pensions, and when questioned by the SNP, it tried to deflect blame by falsely claiming that reserved powers are devolved. This must stop.
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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s speech at Georgetown University

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s speech at Georgetown University

Full video and text of Nicola Sturgeon’s speech at Georgetown University in Washington DC.
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If Labour backs Theresa May’s Brexit deal, it will be a betrayal of Scotland

If Labour backs Theresa May’s Brexit deal, it will be a betrayal of Scotland

If Labour choose to be the midwives of Brexit, they’d be betraying the interests of Scotland, enabling a hard-right Tory agenda, and will be culpable for every job that’s lost as a result.
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Scotland is an open, welcoming nation, keen to collaborate with others across the globe

Scotland is an open, welcoming nation, keen to collaborate with others across the globe

There are less than two months to go until the UK is scheduled to leave the EU, and it beggars belief that the UK Government is still unable to say what our future trading relationship with Europe, or indeed the rest of the world, will look like.
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We need to take the next and final vital step away from Brexit dependence

We need to take the next and final vital step away from Brexit dependence

The Prime Minister could – and must – rule out a “no deal” by immediately requesting an extension to Article 50. She must bring an end to the chaos and uncertainty.
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This week at the Scottish Parliament: Welcome stability in face of Brexit chaos

This week at the Scottish Parliament: Welcome stability in face of Brexit chaos

This week, the Scottish Parliament gave its backing to an SNP budget that offers economic stability in the face of Brexit, while giving a cash boost to the NHS, schools and other vital services.
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The Scottish budget: what it means for young people

The Scottish budget: what it means for young people

The Scottish Governments budget invests in jobs and skills and tackles the cost of living.
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This Week in Westminster: Tories still clueless on Brexit

This Week in Westminster: Tories still clueless on Brexit

Another packed week in Westminster comes to an end.
This is your brief roundup of the key events and highlights from your SNP MPs, as they stand up for Scotland and their communities.
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The Scottish budget: what it means for older people

The Scottish budget: what it means for older people

The Scottish Government has set out its budget plans for the year ahead. Find out how the Scottish budget means older people in Scotland get the best deal anywhere in the UK.
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Scotland’s exports: what you need to know

Scotland’s exports: what you need to know

Scotland is one of the strongest economies in the world, with advantages and resources few nations can match. For centuries, Scotland’s exports have reached every corner of the globe – and our trade performance continues to grow and strengthen.
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Immigration is good for Scotland – we’ll always stand up for it

Immigration is good for Scotland – we’ll always stand up for it

Immigration strengthens our economy, helps our public services thrive and enriches our society.
Immigration powers should be devolved in Scotland, so we can do away with the damaging Tory approach once and for all.
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Fact check: Tory Philip Hammond has claimed that UK regions will be “better off” under every Brexit scenario

Fact check: Tory Philip Hammond has claimed that UK regions will be “better off” under every Brexit scenario

Tory Philip Hammond has today claimed all UK regions will be “better off” under every Brexit scenario as he urged MPs to back the Government’s deal.
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The Scottish budget: what it means for businesses

The Scottish budget: what it means for businesses

Derek Mackays budget ensures Scotland is the best place to do business and invest, and that our economy can meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of the future.
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Theresa May hasn’t learned anything from her humiliating Brexit defeat

Theresa May hasn’t learned anything from her humiliating Brexit defeat

The Tories keep thinking they can do whatever they want to Scotland and get away with it.
Theresa May must finally stop placating the hard-right Brexiteers, start listening, and face reality.
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This Week at the Scottish Parliament: Delivering progress

This Week at the Scottish Parliament: Delivering progress

Find out what happened over the last week at the Scottish Parliament.
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This Week in Westminster: Brexit deadlock continues

This Week in Westminster: Brexit deadlock continues

Another packed week in Westminster comes to an end. This is your brief roundup of the key events and highlights from your SNP MPs, as they stand up for Scotland and their communities.
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Brexit sees Scottish Tories’ mask slip over Devolution

Brexit sees Scottish Tories’ mask slip over Devolution

The news that the Scottish Tories actively lobbied to block the Scottish Government having any say in Brexit trade deals confirms they are as opposed to the notion of Scottish self-government as they ever were.
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Where’s the economic analysis of May’s Brexit deal?

Where’s the economic analysis of May’s Brexit deal?

Theresa May couldn’t give a straight answer at PMQs.
The truth is, Tories haven’t published any economic analysis of Theresa May’s Brexit deal, because they’re in denial of the damage Brexit will do to jobs and the economy.
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Why we must be ready to field EU election candidates

Why we must be ready to field EU election candidates

We’re preparing for potential European Parliament elections later this year, and we’re not losing sight of the really big campaign ahead – the campaign for independence.
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The Scottish budget: what it means for families

The Scottish budget: what it means for families

Find out more about how the Scottish budget means families in Scotland get the best deal anywhere in the UK.
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Independence is our escape route from Tory Brexit chaos

Independence is our escape route from Tory Brexit chaos

We refuse to be dragged out of Europe by a farcical Tory government we did not vote for.
We have an escape route from this – an independent Scotland, at the heart of Europe.
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Theresa May is still not listening as she drags Scotland off Brexit cliff

Theresa May is still not listening as she drags Scotland off Brexit cliff

If she genuinely meant to listen, Theresa May should have been reaching out across the nations of the UK.
Instead of scrapping her ridiculous red lines, she keeps on living in fantasy land.
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A new era of equal pay at Glasgow City Council

A new era of equal pay at Glasgow City Council

Our commitment to resolving this issue has never wavered, unlike the Labour administration that came before.
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This Week in Westminster: standing up for Scotland’s place in Europe

This Week in Westminster: standing up for Scotland’s place in Europe

As a tumultuous week in Westminster comes to an end, we look back on the key events and highlight the work of your SNP MPs, standing up for Scotland amid the chaos.
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Explainer: Teachers’ Pay

Explainer: Teachers’ Pay

Under the new pay scale proposals from the Scottish Government, teachers would receive a minimum 9% increase between January 2018 and April 2019, and a further 3% rise in April 2020. If accepted, it would be the best pay deal for teachers anywhere in the UK.
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The SNP, not Labour, is the real radical and progressive party

The SNP, not Labour, is the real radical and progressive party

While Labour constantly seek to emphasise their ‘radical’ credentials, we’re getting on with delivering radical policies and driving progressive change in Scotland.
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Scotland cannot be left at the mercy of a dysfunctional Westminster government

Scotland cannot be left at the mercy of a dysfunctional Westminster government

One of the most revealing aspects of the period since the Brexit vote is the contrast between the way Ireland has been treated by the EU and the contempt with which Scotland has treated by the Westminster Government.
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6 reasons why we have no confidence in this farcical Tory government

6 reasons why we have no confidence in this farcical Tory government

This is a government defined by the Brexit mess, austerity, the hostile environment, the rape clause and its utter contempt for Scotland. SNP MPs will vote against these farcical Tories in the no confidence motion.
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I have never had confidence in this Westminster government

I have never had confidence in this Westminster government

🔥 Mhairi Black: “I have never had confidence in this government whatsoever, and have no confidence in this Prime Minister”.
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Theresa May has suffered the worst defeat in UK parliamentary history  – latest updates

Theresa May has suffered the worst defeat in UK parliamentary history – latest updates

Westminster chaos as MPs reject the Tory Brexit deal by a crushing margin.
Keep up with the latest news with this timeline of recent events we’ve put together.
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Theresa May facing Vote of No Confidence after suffering the worst defeat in UK parliamentary history  – latest updates

Theresa May facing Vote of No Confidence after suffering the worst defeat in UK parliamentary history – latest updates

Westminster chaos as MPs reject the Tory Brexit deal by a crushing margin.
Keep up with the latest news with this timeline of recent events we’ve put together.
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Westminster chaos looming as MPs set to reject disastrous Tory Brexit deal  – latest updates

Westminster chaos looming as MPs set to reject disastrous Tory Brexit deal – latest updates

With Westminster in chaos it can be tricky to keep up with the latest news. We’ve put together a timeline of recent events to keep you in the loop
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Scotland can’t be in the passenger seat if UK is driven off Brexit cliff edge

Scotland can’t be in the passenger seat if UK is driven off Brexit cliff edge

Westminster carries on riding roughshod over Scottish interests.
Scotland cannot be towed along in the Tories’ Brexit mess, and the decision over the EU withdrawal needs to go back to the people.
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Nothing has changed: 5 takeaways from Theresa May’s Brexit statement

Nothing has changed: 5 takeaways from Theresa May’s Brexit statement

She delayed the Brexit vote at the last minute to improve her deal. She achieved nothing. This government is running out of time, out of control, and Scotland deserves better.
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Relentless SNP pressure forces Tories into U-turn on two-child benefit cap

Relentless SNP pressure forces Tories into U-turn on two-child benefit cap

Amber Rudd has reversed the extension of the two-child benefit cap, as a result of consistent pressure from SNP MPs to right this wrong. However, it doesn’t go far enough: the policy is fundamentally flawed, and should be scrapped altogether.
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While Labour make promises, we’re getting on with delivering progress in Scotland

Jeremy Corbyn is today making his keynote speech that will close Labour’s annual conference. His speech made a raft of promises – many of them for policies that are being delivered here in Scotland right now. Here’s just a few ways that, in Scotland, we’re getting on with delivering progress....

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