Analysis: Boris and the Bomb - why Faslane is an apt place for the new PM's first Scotland visit
Is there a more apt way for Boris to show ‘the ties that bind the UK’ than US-controlled weapons of mass destruction with a renewal cost of £205 billion?
BORIS JOHNSON’S trip to the Faslane Nuclear Base in his first visit to Scotland as prime minister is apt. Sure to be met with protests anywhere other than a heavily fortified nuclear base, Faslane is probably the safest place for him.
Six months wait: SNP MP demands promised disability back-payments are made following Universal Credit move
The Severe Disability Premium thousands of disabled claimants have been missing out on for six months is worth £64.30 per week
SNP MP Carol Monaghan has written to DWP Secretary Amber Rudd for a second time calling on her to immediately initiate disability back-payments which had been promised by the previous DWP head, but six months later have not been delivered.
How is Scotland reacting to the latest GERS figures?
From Brexit, to independence, to sustainable energy, the latest figures on Scotland’s revenue, expenditure and deficit are sparking debate
THE ANNUAL Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) released today (22 August) has served to underline vastly differing views on the economy and where it is and should be headed.
The report, published by the Scottish Government, shows that Scotland’s public sector revenue, including from its geographic share of the North Sea, was £59.6bn in 2016/17 - £1.3bn of which was North Sea revenue.
SNP blames UK Govt’s 'abject failure' on drug policy for rise in Scottish drug deaths
SNP MP questions whether delay in appointing a ‘Recovery Champion’ is due to expert opposition to UK drug policy
FOLLOWING the publication of the latest drug death statistics in Scotland, SNP MP Ronnie Cowan has today (4 July) described the UK Government’s delay in appointing a Recovery Champion for drug abuse as a “disgrace”.
Grassroots welcome SNP plans to engage on economic plan for independence through National Assemblies
With the ‘Sustainable Growth Commission’ report due to launch, the SNP has announced plans for engaging members through a summer of National Assemblies
AHEAD OF Friday’s (25 May) launch of a 354-page report outlining the economic case for independence commissioned by the SNP, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the recommendations will “inform debate” and has announced plans to engage party members in this process – a position which grassroots activists say is the way forward for policy development and the independence campaign.
New minister, same policy: MPs and campaigners demand review of ‘racist’ immigration approach
Rudd’s resignation not the end of the story on immigration policy scandal, opposition parties and anti-racist campaigners say
THE PRESSURE on the UK Government to scrap its ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy has mounted following Amber Rudd’s resignation as home secretary.
Already replaced by Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid, Rudd resigned late on Sunday night after a series of leaked documents contradicted her own statements regarding the Windrush crisis and the existence of deportation targets.