Category: Political News

TUC releases legal opinion on EU Referendum

TRADE UNION GIANT RELEASES LEGAL OPINION ON EU REFERENDUM MEP ALYN SMITH AND CHRISTINA MCKELVIE HIGHLIGHT EU ROLE IN WORKERS’ RIGHTS Alyn Smith MEP and the SNP’s Christina McKelvie have highlighted an independent legal opinion commissioned by the Trade Union…

SNP manifesto summary

We will make our education system one of the best in the world with equal opportunities for all of our children. We will – •    Expand early education and childcare to 30 hours per week – this will require, by…

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT MOST TRUSTED IN EU

The Scottish Government is the most trusted government in the European Union, new analysis has shown. Earlier this week, the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey found that 73 per cent of respondents trust the Scottish Government – compared to only 23…

More Rights for Tenants

Welcoming the passing of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill, SNP MSP Kevin Stewart said: “The Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill will provide for a transformative change in the private rented sector – providing security for Scotland’s 700,000 tenants. “The Bill…

SNP MP HAILS TAMPON TAX VICTORY

As a young woman I remember the feeling of being lumbered with the inconvenience and pain each month of the pleasure of being a woman. What irked even more was the ‘pleasure’ of having to pay for products that I…

New Policies for Scotland

On Saturday Nicola set out a range of new policies which your SNP government will deliver if they are re-elected in May. A new initiative to build support for independence This summer the SNP will embark on a new initiative to build support…

£180M EXTRA FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AS RESULT OF FREEZE

INDEPENDENT ANALYSIS: COUNCIL TAX FREEZE “OVER-FUNDED” BY SNP The SNP has highlighted updated analysis from the independent Scottish Parliament Information Centre which has again confirmed that the SNP government has fully funded the Council Tax freeze since 2008-09. The new…

Weekly Round-Up

Council Tax Reform After maintaining the Council Tax freeze for eight years, the SNP Scottish Government has now announced reform of the tax to make it fairer and to release an additional  £100 million a year for schools. The Council…

TORY HYPOCRISY ON FARMING

Ahead of a debate on rural affairs in the Scottish Parliament today (Wednesday), the Tories have been accused of ‘spectacular hypocrisy’ on farm support – after lodging a motion on the issue which fails to explain how they would guarantee…