Argyll and Bute health and social care bosses under fire over secretive plans to slash services
Health and social care integration board urged to "stand up for the community” and halt major cuts plans in Argyll and Bute
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT ministers have joined local councillors in Argyll and Bute in urging the health and social care Integration Joint Board (IJB) to halt plans to inflict major cuts on services in the region ahead of its next meeting on Wednesday.
'They know we have an alternative': Continuity Bill passed by parliament
Holyrood votes in favour of emergency legislation at final stage as Tories deride democracy
THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT has voted in favour of the Continuity Bill, the Scottish Government’s emergency legislative alternative to the EU Withdrawal Bill, by 95 votes to 32.
The result came shortly after news broke that the Welsh Assembly had successfully passed its own Continuity Bill. There is now a period of four weeks in which a legal challenge may be made to the UK Supreme Court in order to dispute the Continuity Bill’s legality.
Scottish fishing industry victims of 'massive sellout' by the Tories, says Nicola Sturgeon
Michael Russell asks if Ruth Davidson should resign following anger from fishing industry over broken Tory promises
THE LATEST DRAFT AGREEMENT on Brexit between the UK and the European Union amounts to a “massive sellout of the Scottish fishing industry by the Tories,” First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Scottish Government prepares to reject EU Withdrawal Bill with emergency legislation
SNP ministers set out intentions to prepare Scotland for Brexit without consenting to UK Bill
MINISTER FOR SCOTLAND’S place in Europe Michael Russell and minister for parliamentary business Joe Fitzpatrick have written to Presiding Officer Ken McIntosh explaining that the Scottish Government is developing its own Brexit bill which it will introduce in parliament in February if satisfactory amendments to the UK Government’s EU Withdrawal Bill can’t be made.