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Until we are independent our voice won't be heard.

I READ with a heavy heart the article by Kirsteen Paterson “Scotland is ready for COP26, says Matheson” (Oct 24). I think it should have been…

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Even Tories are fighting Tory plans to change the law.

Exclusive: ex-cabinet minister calls plans an assault on legal system and attempt to avoid accountability

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TACKLING POVERTY CRISIS MUST BE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY FOR BUDGET

NEW POLL SHOWS POVERTY AND INEQUALITY ARE KEY CONCERNS FOR SCOTS

The SNP has said Rishi Sunak must make tackling the Tory poverty and cost of living crisis the number one priority at the Budget - as a new poll reveals the issue is the top concern for Scots.

The Understanding Scotland survey of 2,000 people, published today by...

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MAJOR CHARITY URGE SUNAK TO TACKLE COST-OF-LIVING CRISIS

A major fuel poverty charity has called on Rishi Sunak to help poorer households balance their own ‘negative budgets’ this winter - or face driving millions of households into more debt.

Ahead of Wednesday’s Autumn Budget, National Energy Action (NEA) has urged the Chancellor to use new revenues from VAT on soaring energy bills and...

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UK LABOUR BACK VACCINE PASSPORTS

SCOTTISH LABOUR AT ODDS WITH UK PARTY

The SNP has criticised Scottish Labour’s hypocrisy after Labour’s Shadow Chancellor made clear on the Andrew Marr show today that Labour was in favour of vaccine passports.

On today’s show, Rachel Reeves confirmed that Labour supported all three aspects of the UK government’s plan B Covid rules, including vaccine...

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SUNAK MUST "GET A GRIP" OF TORY COST OF LIVING CRISIS

TORY CUTS AND SOARING COST OF BREXIT HAMMERING FAMILIES

The SNP has said the Chancellor must use the Budget to "get a grip" of the Tory cost of living crisis hitting the UK as a result of Tory cuts, tax hikes and the soaring cost of Brexit.

Ahead of the Budget, Ian Blackford MP warned the UK is in a "state of in constant crisis" under...

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SCOTTISH SECRETARY REFUSES TO MATCH SNP’S £500M JUST TRANSITION FUND

FLYNN: “ANOTHER KICK IN THE TEETH FOR THE NORTH EAST”

The SNP’s Energy spokesperson has accused the UK Government of delivering another "kick in the teeth" to the north-east by snubbing the party’s calls to match the Scottish Government’s funding of £500 million for a Just Transition.

The SNP Scottish Government...

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UK FOOD BANK USAGE SOARS DUE TO TORY CUTS, WHILE STOCK LEVELS FALL

SPENDING REVIEW MUST TACKLE RISING POVERTY

Following warnings from charities of a “heartbreaking” winter as demand for food banks soar but stock levels dwindle, the SNP has said the UK government’s upcoming spending review must include measures to boost household incomes amidst the Tory made cost of living crisis.

A...

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Tax cut for bankers as they put up NI for everyone and cut Universal Credit for the working poor. This is Tory Levelling up.

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RISHI Sunak's decision to cut tax surcharges for bank profits by more than half in his upcoming Autumn Budget has been condemned by the SNP.

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ONLY INDEPENDENCE CAN PROTECT SCOTTISH WORKERS’ RIGHTS

The SNP has said only independence can protect Scottish workers’ rights – following the UK government’s failure to support legislation which would curb firms’ ability to lay staff off and take them back on poorer terms.

The tactic of ‘Fire and Rehire’, where workers are threatened with job loss if they do not sign up for...

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SCOTTISH SCHOOLS SPENDING PER PUPIL HIGHEST IN THE UK

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT INVESTS MORE THAN £800 MORE PER PUPIL THAN REST OF UK NATIONS

Spending per pupil is highest in Scotland compared to other parts of the UK, according to a new report for the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

The report found that Scotland spends more than £7,500 per pupil, compared with £6,700 in England, £6,600 in...

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SNP BILL TO TACKLE FUEL POVERTY DUE SECOND READING

The Energy Pricing Bill, introduced by SNP MP Martyn Day to tackle fuel poverty amidst a Tory made cost of living crisis, is due to receive its second reading in the House of Commons today (Friday 22nd October).

The Bill, if passed, will prohibit the practice of offering preferential energy tariffs to new customers compared to existing customers...

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BILL TO DEVOLVE EMPLOYMENT LAWS TO HOLYROOD DUE SECOND READING

The Devolution (Employment) (Scotland) Bill, introduced by SNP MP Gavin Newlands to amend the Scotland Act 1998, is to receive its second reading in the House of Commons today (Friday, 22 October).

The Bill, if passed, would devolve reserved powers relating to Employment, Industrial Relations, and Health and safety legislation to...

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SCOTLAND'S INTERESTS 'SOLD OUT' IN UK TRADE DEALS

GROWING THREAT TO SCOTTISH FARMERS, CROFTERS AND PRODUCERS

The SNP has said Scotland faces a "growing threat" from the cumulative impact of post-Brexit trade deals - as the UK government faces a growing backlash from Scottish farmers, crofters and producers over the New Zealand and Australia deals.

Deidre Brock MP said Scotland's interests had...

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NEW REPORT: LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS IN ARREARS TRIPLE UNDER TORY RULE

ONLY INDEPENDENCE CAN PROTECT SCOTTISH HOUSEHOLDS

The SNP has urged the UK government to provide urgent financial assistance to support low-income families suffering from the cost-of-living crisis – as new statistics reveals the number of low-income households in arrears has tripled since the pandemic began.

The...

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CHANCELLOR MUST DELIVER MAJOR INVESTMENT BOOST

The SNP has challenged Rishi Sunak to use the Autumn Budget to “reverse the trend” which has seen the UK finish behind all of its north west European neighbours on key issues such as inequality, pension poverty, unemployment benefits, recovery, and wages.

Ahead of next week’s Autumn Budget, the SNP has urged the Chancellor to deliver a...

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TORIES LEAVE SCOTTISH PENSIONERS ALMOST £500 WORSE OFF

INDEPENDENCE ONLY WAY TO PROTECT PENSIONS IN SCOTLAND

Following the latest inflation figures which clarifies the new state pension amount, the SNP has criticised the UK government for leaving pensioners almost £500 poorer.

The new inflation figures from the Office of National Statistics show that the state pension rate will rise in April...

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PRIME MINISTER HINTS AT SCOTTISH INVESTMENT BEFORE SNUBBING NORTH EAST

The SNP has demanded the Prime Minister explain his decision for U-turning on plans to invest in carbon capture and storage facilities in north east of Scotland - despite hinting that Aberdeenshire would benefit from investment in new green technology only two weeks ago.

Speaking to BBC Good Morning Scotland at the Tory...

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TORIES CUT TAX FOR BANKS AFTER SLASHING INCOMES OF MILLIONS

INDEPENDENCE THE ONLY WAY TO CREATE A FAIRER SCOTLAND

The SNP has condemned the UK Chancellor’s decision to cut the tax surcharge for banks by more than 60% less than a month after he slashed the incomes of six million people by £1040 overnight and announced a regressive National Insurance tax hike.

Commenting, SNP Shadow...

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SNP SLAM UK GOVT FOR LATEST HUMILIATION OF WELFARE CLAIMANTS

SNP MSP, Neil Gray, has branded the latest revelation of the UK’s Government DWP’s treatment of universal credit claimants “utterly despicable” as the Public Interest Law Centre (PILC) exposed evidence that people are being forced to submit photos of themselves holding a local daily paper outside their home in order to claim...

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