Month: May 2015

OECD BACKS MINIMUM PRICING

SNP MEP Alyn Smith welcomed a major report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which backed minimum pricing and called for further efforts to tackle alcohol abuse. The report emphasised that while Minimum Unit Pricing had the…

TORY GOVERNMENT ‘CAN’T IGNORE’ SCOTLAND’S ANTI-AUSTERITY VOTE

Commenting on the appointment of David Mundell as Secretary of State for Scotland, SNP MP Pete Wishart said: “The Tories’ share of the vote in Scotland at the General Election – at under 15 per cent – was the lowest…

FIRST MINISTER INTRODUCES SCOTLAND’S 56 NEW SNP MPs

Introducing Scotland’s 56 newly elected Scottish National Party MPs earlier today, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “I am absolutely delighted – bursting with pride even – to introduce to you for the very first time as one assembled group the…

In the lap of the Gods

Scribbling words in the last hours of any election campaign most often lends your material a whiff of irrelevance in a very short space of time. With the polls in General Election 2015 closing in hours, I hesitate to tempt…

By Nicola Sturgeon

THIS election is like no other in modern times. It has seen the power of the Westminster establishment challenged as never before. That means the strength of the establishment parties is ebbing away – and that is a very healthy…