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Monthly Archives: May 2022

SNP Renew Call for Emergency Budget

Inflation Reaches 40-Year High The UK government is “driving millions of families into absolute poverty”, the SNP has warned, as new inflation figures reach a 40-year high. UK inflation, the rate which shows how quickly prices are rising across the country, has jumped to 9%

Access to Higher Education

Record number of students from deprived areas at university. The number of Scottish students from deprived areas progressing to Scottish universities is at an all-time high. – Graeme It is great to see that access to higher education is becoming more available for students from

2,126 Ukrainians Welcomed to Scotland

Minister Urges Speed & Solutions from Home Office New Ukraine Sponsor scheme data shows that 2,126 Ukrainian refugees with a sponsor in Scotland have thus far arrived in the UK. 855 of those have come through the Scottish Government’s Super Sponsor scheme – the Warm

Best Start Foods Eligibility to Widen

Extra support for 30,000 families Plans to remove all income thresholds from Best Start Foods by 2023-24 have been announced as part of the second Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan, ‘Best Start, Bright Futures’. This will increase eligibility to all people in receipt of a

Scotland a Safer Place Under SNP

Crime Down 40% Since 2007 Graeme has welcomed statistics which demonstrate that Scotland has become a safer place since the SNP first entered government. Figures from the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey reveal crime to be down by 40% since 2006/2007 – to one of

Mental Health Awareness Week

Loneliness: #IveBeenThere This week (9th – 15th May) is Mental Health Awareness Week, led by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) in Scotland and across the UK for the last 22 years. The annual event offers people the opportunity to talk about all aspects of mental

New Brexit Threats to Standards and Trade

Constitution Secretary Angus Robertson warns UK Government about “catastrophic” trade war with the EU. Europe Minister Neil Gray wrote to the Foreign Secretary Liz Truss warning of the potential economic damage when it first emerged that the UK Government was drafting a new law to

Graeme’s Column

Food prices are rising, fuel prices have skyrocketed, and people all over Scotland continue to be affected by the increasing cost of living. To exacerbate this, rises in electricity and gas costs are sending family bills soaring, with average households facing another £800 a year

Tories Out of Excuses on Cost-of-Living Negligence

Vote SNP & Send a Message to Johnson SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon has told voters that Boris Johnson has run out of excuses for failing to act on the cost of living crisis. And Graeme has reiterated the First Minister in saying that Scotland can