SNP reveals details of National Assemblies to discuss Growth Commission with grassroots, but questions over engagement remain
The national assemblies will be addressed by Growth Commission chair and corporate lobbyist Andrew Wilson, and will then be split into smaller groups for discussions
THE SNP has revealed further details of the three National Assemblies announced at its party conference last month for members to debate and discuss the recommendations of the SNP Growth Commission report released earlier this year.
New SNP deputy leader Keith Brown to step down as Economy Minister as top team shift focus to indy campaigning
First Minister said more changes to the Cabinet will be announced today and tomorrow
SNP LEADER Nicola Sturgeon has today [26 June] announced that new deputy leader Keith Brown will step down from his role as Economy Minister, as part of a shift in focus from the top team in the party towards independence campaigning, and the beginning of a Cabinet reshuffle.
CommonSpace Podcast at #SNP18 with new deputy leader Keith Brown MSP
Scottish Government economy minister Keith Brown was elected by SNP members at the party’s conference in Aberdeen to become new deputy leader
FRESH from his successful bid to become the new SNP depute leader, Keith Brown sits down with CommonSpace editor Ben Wray to discuss his plans for the job, including the next steps for the hotly debated Growth Commission.
New SNP depute leader Keith Brown promises a national debate on the Growth Commission at #SNP18
Brown will chair three national assemblies over the summer, pledging to reach out to “the wider Yes family”
KEITH BROWN has begun his tenure as the new SNP depute leader by promising to reach out to the party grassroots and the wider independence movement in a nationwide debate spurred by the SNP’s recently published Growth Commission report.
SNP receive double poll boost as #SNP18 begins
Poll boost for SNP at Holyrood and Westminster, with Labour down
A NEW Social Attitudes Survey has shown independence is the most popular constitutional option in Scotland, while a poll published in The Times shows voting intentions are up for SNP and down for Labour, in a double poll boost for the party as its spring conference begins in Aberdeen.
Parties back new investment bank at Holyrood, but squabble over what and who is to blame for economic weaknesses
Greens and Labour clash on the “fetishization” of growth during Scottish Government debate on the SNIB
All parties backed the establishment of a Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB) during a Scottish Parliament debate on its implementation, but squabbled over what was wrong with the Scottish economy and who was to blame.
Ben Wray: Scotland's economy won't unlock its potential until we move past groundhog day debates
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal head of policy Ben Wray welcomes cross party support for a Scottish national investment bank and says it's time roll our sleeves up
IT sometimes feels like groundhog day debating the Scottish economy.
The battle is intense but no one ever seems to win. A couple of months of being distracted by other things goes by; then the same battle lines are drawn up all over again. In each turn of the wheel more heat is generated but even less light.