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TORIES HAVE CREATED A “PERFECT STORM” WITH THEIR LACK OF ACTION ON FOOD PRICES

The UK government has allowed a “perfect storm” to brew, according to the SNP, as food prices look set to soar at a “cataclysmic” rate.

It follows comments made by the Chief Executive of Scotland Food and Drink, James Withers, who told Good Morning Scotland that even if the war in Ukraine hadn’t...

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DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY THE LATEST POLICY MESS FROM OUT OF TOUCH TORIES

TRUSS FAILS TO REINSTATE AID BUDGET TO 0.7%

The SNP has described the UK government’s International Development Strategy as the party’s “latest policy mess”.

The long-awaited document, published today, has prioritised trade deals with middle-income countries rather than providing a concrete roadmap to reinstating...

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HYDRO POWERED COUNTRIES PAYING LESS TO HEAT THEIR HOMES

Countries that are powered by clean, renewable energy sources are paying far less to heat their homes, according to a new report.

Analysis conducted by the Australian Energy Council found that countries like Canada and Norway – who are dominated by hydroelectrical plants - have the lowest household electricity prices in the OECD.

To...

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SNP WELCOME PROGRESSIVE COUNCIL TALKS TO TACKLE COST OF LIVING CRISIS

A week on from local council election results, the SNP has welcomed moves from parties and local groups to form progressive alliances to tackle the Tory cost of living crisis and climate change.

As part of ongoing discussions, SNP councillors have offered to work with other parties to find common ground – this has included...

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SCOTTISH BUSINESSES ‘PLUNGED INTO FURTHER UNCERTAINTY’ OVER BREXIT THREATS

TORIES DISHING OUT HAMMER BLOW TO FIRMS COMING OUT OF RECOVERY

The SNP has slammed the UK Tory government for plunging businesses in Scotland into further uncertainty as Boris Johnson threatens to rip up the Brexit trade deal over the Northern Ireland protocol dispute.

Thousands of businesses across Scotland rely on...

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TORY MINISTER ADMITS NUCLEAR POWER INCREASES HOUSEHOLD BILLS

WESTMINSTER GOVERNMENT NUCLEAR PROMISES ‘A TORY CON-TRICK’ SAY SNP

The SNP has called the UK government’s shift to nuclear and great promises of reduced bills a ‘Tory con-trick’ after Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng admitted the new nuclear push could initially increase home energy bills.

The SNP’s Energy spokesperson,...

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SNP CONDEMNS “OFFENSIVE” FOOTBALL WRITERS GALA DINNER SPEECH

SNP MSP Joe FitzPatrick has called out the reportedly “sexist, racist and homophobic” comments that were made at the Scottish Football Writers' Association (SFWA) awards dinner during First Ministers Questions today.

The comments came to light after Eilidh Barbour, who reports for Sky Sports News and BBC Sport, publicly...

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LABOUR'S TOXIC DEAL WITH TORIES IN NORTH LANARKSHIRE

SARWAR MUST CONDEMN DESPERATE COALITION

The SNP has called on Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar to condemn the toxic deal made by Labour councillors in North Lanarkshire with the Tories and ultra-unionists the British Unionist Party – despite promises from Sarwar that Labour would not repeat such deals.

Despite the SNP being elected as the...

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NEW REPORT SHOWS SCOTLAND PAYING ECONOMIC PRICE FOR WESTMINSTER CONTROL AND BREXIT
The SNP has highlighted a new economic report as further evidence of the damaging consequences Brexit is having on Scotland's economy.

The recent National Institute of Economic and Social Research report shows that Northern Ireland's post-Brexit special deal is helping their economy and outperforming the UK...

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COST OF LIVING CRISIS: REPORT WARNS 1.5 MILLION HOUSEHOLDS FACE STRUGGLE TO PAY BILLS

SCOTLAND PAYING A HEAVY PRICE FOR THE COST OF LIVING WITH WESTMINSTER

The SNP has warned the UK government against sitting on its hands over the devastating Tory cost-of-living crisis, after a new report issued a stark warning that around 1.5 millions households across the UK will struggle to pay for their food...

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SCOTLAND MAKES UP ONE-THIRD OF TOTAL UK FOOD AND DRINKS EXPORTS

‘LARGEST SHARE’ OF UK EXPORTS COME FROM SCOTLAND

Scotland has the largest share of UK exports of food and drink products – with the industry in Scotland making up one-third of total exports out of the UK – making the sector worth £5.7billion.

A report from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) shows Scotland’s food and...

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SNP RESPONSE TO QUEEN'S SPEECH

Responding to the UK government's plans for the new Parliament outlined in the Queen's Speech, the SNP's Westminster leader Ian Blackford MP said:

"Beyond the pomp, ceremony and rhetoric, the Queen's Speech offered nothing to help people who are suffering under a Tory-made cost-of-living crisis and are struggling to make ends meet.

"This was not just a missed...

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SCOTLAND A SAFER PLACE UNDER THE SNP WITH CRIME DOWN 40% SINCE 2007

CRIME AT ONE OF LOWEST LEVELS IN NEARLY 50 YEARS

Scotland is a safer place under the SNP with crime down 40% since 2006/2007 and at one of the lowest levels since records began in 1974.

Figures from the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey also show that just 11.9% of people experienced crime in 2019/20, compared with 20.4% in...

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PARLIAMENT RETURN MUST COME WITH EMERGENCY BUDGET, DEMAND SNP
The SNP has reiterated its calls for an emergency budget to deal with the Tory cost of living crisis ahead of Tuesday’s return to Parliament.

The party’s Shadow Chancellor, Alison Thewliss, said the Tories had so far done nothing to support the people being hit hardest by the spiralling crisis, and demanded strong action from the...

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STURGEON HAILS BEST EVER SNP ELECTION RESULT

RESOUNDING VICTORY A COST OF LIVING WAKE-UP CALL FOR TORIES

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has hailed a “resounding victory” as her party celebrates its best ever Scottish council election result.

In a dominant performance across the country, the party recorded its highest vote share and its highest number of elected councillors on its way to...

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The SNP's deputy Westminster leader says success at the council elections is a mandate to "crank up" the campaign.

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Well done to Robbie McGregor. Elected SNP councillor for South.

THE VOTES have been counted, the results declared - Shetland’s next cohort of councillors has all but been decided. Twenty two out of the 23 Shetland Islands Council members for the next five years are now known, with a by-election due to be held in the North Isles for the...

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STURGEON: DON’T SIT THIS ELECTION OUT

POLLING DAY: VOTE SNP AND CAST A VERDICT ON OUT-OF-TOUCH TORIES

SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon has urged voters not to sit this election out, as polls open for the Local Government elections today (Thursday).

The First Minister warned that the out-of-touch Tories - who are completely consumed by Downing Street parties - can only be locked out of council...

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SHIFTY STARMER REFUSES TO REVERSE INSURANCE HIKE

The SNP have slammed Keir Starmer's refusal to commit to reversing the UK government's increase to national insurance, having previously criticised the Tories decision to implement the rise.

The Labour leader previously condemned the increase that is hitting households struggling with a Tory cost of living crisis, describing it as “wrong tax at...

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DOUGLAS ROSS CHALLENGED ON SUNAK 'SILLY' SNUB

SNP CALL ON ROSS TO 'STOP RUNNING AWAY FROM HIS LEADERSHIP'

The SNP has challenged Scottish Tory Leader, Douglas Ross, to condemn Rishi Sunak's comments that it would be "silly" to provide more support to help families struggling with the Cost of Living crisis.

The Tory Chancellor made the comments last week when he confirmed that he won’t...

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