South of Scotland SNP MSP Mike Russell has raised concerns over worrying reports from Citizens Advice Scotland of the failure of reforms to incapacity benefit and income support. Citizens Advice Scotland today state that the new Employment Support Allowance (ESA) …

MSP’S CONCERN OVER FUTURE CHANGES TO PARENTS BENEFIT Read More »

Share Button
Tagged with: ,

South of Scotland SNP MSP Mike Russell has welcomed the news that Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Corporate Policy Committee have decided to not proceed with the planned consultation on closing four of the regions six Activity and Resource Centres. Mr …

MSP DELIGHTED THAT THREAT TO A.R.C REMOVED. Read More »

Share Button
Tagged with: , ,

UK Government reforms to incapacity benefit have raised serious problems according to Citizens Advice Scotland and SNP MP John Mason. Citizens Advice Scotland today state that the new Employment Support Allowance is now worse for those dependent on it than …

Benefit reform lets down communities Read More »

Share Button
Tagged with: ,

 Dr Alasdair Allan MSP has today welcomed press reports that senior Liberal Democrats are to break party ranks and publicly support a referendum on Scotland’s constitutional future. Reports suggest that LibDem Westminster candidates are set to go public on their …

The people of Scotland deserve their say Read More »

Share Button
Tagged with: ,

As figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal the UK economy in the grip of the worst recession since records began, SNP Treasury spokesperson Stewart Hosie MP accused Gordon Brown of holding Scotland back unless he agrees to …

Brown holding recovery back Read More »

Share Button
Tagged with: ,

2009-10-18 The SNP today (Sunday) revealed the party’s candidates for the Westminster election campaign with SNP Westminster Group Leader Angus Robertson MP calling on candidates and activists to work tirelessly to elect the strongest possible block of SNP MPs to …

A strong Westminster SNP group Read More »

Share Button
Tagged with:

2009-10-20   SNP MEP Mr Alyn Smith has been confirmed as the sole Scots voice on an influential committee of inquiry established by the European Parliament to look into the causes of the global financial crisis and recommend cures to …

SNP join European Banking Inquiry Read More »

Share Button
Tagged with: ,

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness – 15-18 October 2009 The 75th Annual Conference of the SNP takes place in the new Eden Court Theatre in Inverness. This year’s event, between 15 and 18 October, is a vital part of our programme …

75th Annual National Conference Read More »

Share Button
Tagged with: ,

Doing impressive and important work for Scotland.  Follow Michael on his India blog: http://mrussellindia.wordpress.com/

Share Button
Tagged with: ,

2009-10-08 Commenting on David Cameron’s conference speech, SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson MP said that by attempting to resuscitate Gordon Brown’s Britishness agenda the Tory leader had shown he did not understand Scotland. Mr Robertson said: “The Tories have never …

Tories out of touch with Scotland Read More »

Share Button
Tagged with: ,