Month: March 2015

The Newspaper at Glasgow

Due to the large numbers of delegates to campaign conference this year we were decamped to the barn that is the S.E.C.C. in Glasgow. It certainly had space for the delegates but the very big downside was the layout. The…

HAT TRICK FOR SNP WITH BY-ELECTION SUCCESS

PARTY WELCOMES THREE WINS ON EVE OF BIGGEST CONFERENCE EVER On the eve of the party’s biggest ever conference, the SNP is today celebrating a by-election hat trick with wins in council by-elections in Fife, the North East and West…

campaign conference

Car all packed with shop stock ready to travel to Glasgow tomorrow for the SNP conference over the weekend. You will find us in the exhibitor area. We hope our regulars will stop by for the usual banter. For new…

Time for Grown-Up Politics

Thank goodness that this week has seen the last of Prime Minister’s Questions, for the next few weeks at least. I heard William Hague being asked what it was like each Wednesday before going into the chamber. What got me…

Better Informed

Is politics a complicated business? I was listening with my usual scepticism to the revamped Call Kaye/Morning Call/phone-in-your-rant show on Radio Scotland. Kaye Adams was doing her utmost to sound the very model of the “patronising Better Together lady”, confused…

Tin Hats and Equal Representation

Absolutely loving the social media response to the offensive, personal comments made about Nicola Sturgeon at the one day Scottish Labour conference in Edinburgh last Saturday. Our women, men and children dug out the colanders and tin pots from the…

NEW BILL TO RECOGNISE INVALUABLE CONTRIBUTION OF CARERS

CARERS CONTINUE TO BE PRIORITY FOR SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT The SNP is today welcoming the publication of the new Carers Bill – making clear that carers will always be a top priority for the SNP in government. The Bill launched by…

MOVES TO MAKE SCOTTISH POLITICS MORE REFLECTIVE WELCOMED

SNP BACK CAMPAIGN TO INCREASE POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AMONGST DISABLED PEOPLE The SNP has today signed up to the ‘One in Five’ campaign to encourage political participation amongst people with disabilities in Scotland – and has welcomed moves to make Scottish…

‘BIZARRE’ PLANS FOR TWO CROWN ESTATES IN SCOTLAND

The SNP is today accusing the UK Government of abandoning the Smith Commission – after it was revealed that the UK Crown Estate will be able to build up a new portfolio in Scotland after the devolution of the existing…