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Claire @CFD
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THIS week has been an object lesson in why Scotland needs the full powers of independence. In contrast to the mishandling of school results in England, pupils in Scotland benefited from Holyrood’s ability to correct policy decisions and as a consequence have not been cheated of their future. No wonder an ever-growing proportion of the population believes Scotland is heading in the right...
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SCOTLAND is redefining what it means to be a successful nation by focusing on the well-being of its people as well as economic growth, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
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Parents and new-borns across Scotland benefitting.
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Many people are unsure about Scotland’s natural wealth and they ask whether it could actually support the economy of an independent Scotland. We say that the question should be more about how Scotland’s natural wealth can help the Scottish economy’s transition towards sustainability? We researched the facts and we found the following: The Truth Scotland […]
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Scottish National Investment Bank Bill passes stage 3.
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Highlands and Islands Scottish Greens MSP John Finnie has slammed comments from Tory Education Spokesperson Liz Smith MSP, who said that a presumption in favour of teaching primary school children in the Western Isles in Gaelic was, "A deeply troubling step and one that could put children in the Western Isles at a distinct disadvantage to their peers." John Finnie MSP said:
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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has wished everyone in Scotland a very Merry Christmas and a happy 2020

She has also thanked staff in the emergency services and NHS who are working over the festive period.
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A GERMAN politician poised to play a key role in future Brexit talks has said an independent Scotland could quickly come back into the EU.
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A newly-elected SNP MP has vowed to prevent Scotland spending a “final Christmas” in the EU.  Alyn Smith MP, who was an SNP MEP until he was elected to Westminster this month, renewed SNP calls for Scotland to escape the mess of a Tory Brexit that Scotland didn’t vote for.  The SNP’s alternative Queen’s Speech on 19th December, which called on Westminster to...
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LAST week reality hit the Labour Party in Scotland. In the aftermath of yet another disastrous election defeat, senior figures in the party have decided to question Labour's long-held opposition to an independence referendum, believing they should champion Scotland's right to self-determination.
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FINANCE Secretary Derek Mackay has called on the UK Chancellor to urgently provide clarity on the timing of the UK Budget and end uncertainty for Scotland.
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SCOTLAND will not be spending its last Christmas as part of the European Union this year, an SNP MP has vowed.
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I DON’T know about you, but I still haven’t recovered from the General Election result. A sense of dread has followed me since the moment the exit poll was announced.
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WEEK one into my term as SNP MP for East Dunbartonshire was incredibly stark. This was just a sample of what I achieved on behalf of the people of East Dunbartonshire.
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SCOTTISH TORIES BACK BORIS JOHNSON TO INFLICT LASTING HARM Boris Johnson’s re-drafted Brexit deal poses a “clear and present danger” to Scotland, the SNP has warned today, after the Brexit bill passed through the next stage in Parliament. The re-drafted Withdrawal Agreement has been condemned for rowing back on the government’s previous commitments on child refugees, on workers’...
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Dear FriendsThis week the Scottish Government laid out the constitutional and democratic case for Scotland being able to choose its own future. The UK is a voluntary association of nations and as such it cannot be in the interest of any part for our right to choose our future to be conditional, or time limited, or a one-off.The crux of this is simple: democracy is a process. It did not stop in...
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An independent Scotland would have spent an extra £3.3 billion this year by following the SNP’s  spending plans. Under the Tories, the Scottish Government has seen a real-terms cut in our budget – with the budget  worth £1.5 billion less in real terms this year than at the beginning of the decade. The SNP’s proposed fiscal rule for an independent Scotland would see...
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SNP AMENDMENT: UK MUST NOT LEAVE THE EU WITHOUT CONSENT OF THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT The SNP’s Westminster leader has warned that Boris Johnson is “blindly hurtling towards the cliff-edge” with his devastating Brexit bill, as the prospect of a No-Deal Brexit grows. Ahead of the Withdrawal Agreement coming before Parliament today (Friday), the SNP has tabled a Reasoned Amendment to the bill...
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